NCAA outlines violations in UNC men's basketball program

Posted at 8:53 AM, Feb 14, 2017

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — An NCAA investigation has found that former University of Northern Colorado men's basketball coach B.J. Hill completed coursework for players, had assistants complete coursework for student athletes and provided $7,000 in impermissible benefits to players.

The Greeley Tribune reports it's unclear if NCAA sanctions will result from the violations, which UNC self-reported in April and for which the university instituted its own penalties.

The investigation found Hill violated rules from 2010 to 2014 by providing $7,000 in recruiting inducements. Combined with Hill's contributions, UNC coaches paid $12,000 in tuition at other institutions.

The coach also is accused of completing algebra coursework for a basketball player and directing an athletic trainer to do the same for another prospective player.

UNC President Kay Norton says the violations are serious, but the investigation didn't find that the university failed to monitor the program.


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