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The NCAA puts Texas A&M on basketball probation

 Chris Lee   in Basketball

A&M and the NCAA have privately negotiated the penalties, which do not include scholarship losses.

The NCAA announced on Friday that it's putting Texas A&M's men's basketball program on probation. 

The violations range from minor recruiting violations to supervision of impermissible, off-campus workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The outcome was negotiated through the NCAA's negotiated resolution process.

The penalties, per the NCAA's website

  • Two years of probation.
  • A $5,000 fine.
  • A reduction in men's basketball official visits for the 2021-22 academic year by five.
  • A suspension of unofficial visits during the first three Southeastern Conference men's basketball games during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • A reduction in men's basketball recruiting days by 5% (7 days out of 130) during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • A two-game suspension (during the regular season) for the head coach at Texas A&M or any school that employs him.
  • A suspension of the assistant coach, self-imposed by the university, June 2020 through the end of the 2020-21 basketball season. During that suspension, the program operated with one fewer assistant coach than allowed under NCAA rules.