Somebody get out the NCAA whippin' stick again. MAJOR VIOLATIONS at Maryland, which is now a program that has admitted to MAJOR VIOLATIONS. Specifically:
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Terrapin football program has self-imposed sanctions after minor violations that occurred under the previous regime were uncovered earlier this year. The biggest issue was in the area of practice time and how some areas of it were accounted for and interpreted by Ralph Friedgen‘s staff.
The school found that the Terps under Friedgen last season practiced an hour and 15 minutes above the in-season allowable time of 20 hours per week. As a result of the NCAA’s 2-for-1 punitive measures for these types of violations, the football team will only be permitted to practice for a total of 17 hours and 30 minutes per week throughout the 2011 season.
But wait! There's more! More MAJOR VIOLATIONS!
In addition to the practice time issue, it was also discovered that two interns and two graduate assistants improperly observed voluntary summer workouts.
DOOM. Doom and major violations. Although, presumably because a) it was self-reported, 2) it involves less practice time and d) it's a different coaching regime and one without idiot compliance staffers telling stories to investigators, it looks like Maryland's are being treated as secondary violations.
Still: OMG CHEATERZ.