Summary of NCAA penalties imposed on the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball program
As a result of major and secondary violations committed by coaches in its womenâ€™s basketball program, the University of Cincinnati received several sanctions from the NCAA. The third-year head coach of the team is Jamelle Elliot,Â a former assistant and player at Connecticut.
The major violation included 220 impermissible recruiting telephone calls of which 176 were made by one assistant.
NCAA penalties announced today include:
- Public reprimand and censure.
- Two years of probation from September 29, 2011, through September 28, 2013.
- One-year show-cause order for a former womenâ€™s basketball assistant coach. The public report further details these conditions.
- Limit of three womenâ€™s basketball staff members performing recruiting coordination (University imposed).
- Prohibited head womenâ€™s basketball coach from making calls to unsigned prospective student-athletes for a two-week period (University imposed).
- Prohibited two assistant womanâ€™s basketball coaches from making calls to unsigned prospective student-athletes for five- and one-week periods (University imposed).
- Reduced the womenâ€™s basketball coaching staff to three countable coaches for a six-month period during the 2010-11 season (University imposed).