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 women’s basketball program, the University of Cincinnati received several sanctions from the NCAA. The third-year head coach of the team is Jamelle Elliot,  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 women’s basketball assistant coach. The public report further details these conditions.
  • Limit of three women’s basketball staff members performing recruiting coordination (University imposed).
  • Prohibited head women’s basketball coach from making calls to unsigned prospective student-athletes for a two-week period (University imposed).
  • Prohibited two assistant woman’s basketball coaches from making calls to unsigned prospective student-athletes for five- and one-week periods (University imposed).
  • Reduced the women’s basketball coaching staff to three countable coaches for a six-month period during the 2010-11 season (University imposed).
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