The NCAA puts Texas A&M on basketball probation
Chris Lee • 8/20/2021 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.