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Oregon is on probation, but what does that really mean?
The Ducks are still eligible for bowl games. They won't lose any television appearances. They weren't penalized pe·nal·ize
tr.v. pe·nal·ized, pe·nal·iz·ing, pe·nal·iz·es
1. To subject to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or official regulation. See Synonyms at punish.
2. any scholarships, nor do they have any future limits on recruiting beyond those of any other school that hasn't been found in violation of NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association rules.
`What probation generally means is if you make another mistake while you're on probation, the penalty for the ensuing en·sue
intr.v. en·sued, en·su·ing, en·sues
1. To follow as a consequence or result. See Synonyms at follow.
2. To take place subsequently. violation will be a bit more severe than it would be otherwise,' said Mike Matthews Michael Scott Matthews is a Major League Baseball pitcher who was born on October 24, 1973 in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Matthews pitched a single season at Montgomery Junior College in Rockville, Maryland in 1992 before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round , the Pac-10 assistant commissioner in charge of the league's compliance office. `A school on probation is supposed to have a heightened awareness' of possible violations.
So what's probation really amount to, in the world of college athletics College athletics refers primarily to sports and games organized and sanctioned by institutions of tertiary education (colleges or universities in American English). In the United States, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Association of Intercollegiate ?
Probation is all but automatic when a school is found to have committed a `major' infraction Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.
The term infraction is frequently used in reference to the violation of a particular statute for which the penalty is minor, such as a parking infraction.
INFRACTION. of NCAA rules, Matthews said, adding that `I'd be surprised' if there had ever been an instance of a school being found to have committed a major infraction, and probation not resulting as a portion of the NCAA sanctions.
Beyond the two years of probation, Oregon also faces increased penalties if there is a second major violation within five years under the NCAA guidelines for `repeat violators.' Matthews acknowledged that a second major infraction likely would be considered as serious whether it fell within the two years of probation or the five-year period.
The concern during the period of probation, Matthews said, is that what ordinarily might be a secondary violation, with less serious penalties, could be elevated to the level of a major if a pattern is shown.
It also is considered more serious if the second violation is in the same sport, but even a penalty in another sport could result in more severe sanctions for the university.
In NCAA Division I, there are 36 schools listed as being on probation, with the addition of the Ducks, and the length of the probation ranges from one to five years. There are some of the most prestigious universities in the country - Michigan for men's basketball and Texas for baseball - to schools that literally aren't in the same league - Gardner-Webb and Oklahoma Panhandle “Neutral Strip” redirects here. For the area in Louisiana sometimes known as the Neutral Strip, see Sabine Free State.
The Oklahoma Panhandle is the extreme western region of the state of Oklahoma, comprising Cimarron County, Texas County, and Beaver County. State, both penalized for violations in multiple sports.
Of those three dozen schools on probation, 14 are there for violations in football, including fellow Pac-10 member California. Washington is likely to be added later this summer, when the NCAA rules on violations it has been considering for the past year. USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. completed a two-year probation last August.
California's probation extends to March 7, 2006, a five-year span that came with penalties that included a one-year bowl ban, now concluded. The more serious punishment for the Bears stemmed from a professor at the Berkeley campus being involved in academic fraud on behalf of two players.
The NCAA probe of Oregon was limited to the actions of assistant coach Gary Campbell, who was found to have engaged in unethical conduct Behavior that falls below or violates the professional standards in a particular field. In law, this can include Attorney Misconduct or ethics violations. The standards for conduct to be observed by attorneys can be found in the Code of Professional Responsibility; members of for aiding a recruit in falsifying fal·si·fy
v. fal·si·fied, fal·si·fy·ing, fal·si·fies
1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
a. information on a letter of intent.
Probably the closest recent case to Oregon's in terms of infractions and penalties was a 2003 case involving the University of Maryland University of Maryland can refer to:
In that instance, the assistant coach at Maryland, who later resigned over the matter, provided extra benefits to a recruit, including $200 in cash on the prospect's official visit to campus after earlier placing $100 in the prospect's shoe during a meeting in the training room at the recruit's high school. The assistant coach later told the head coach at Maryland he committed the violations because `I just couldn't fail. I just had to get him.'
In the Maryland case, the recruit involved was considered one of the best players at his position in that recruiting class. Campbell's violations, if not involving providing any extra benefits such as cash or gifts, also seemed related to the pressure involved with recruiting a highly sought player. The recruit being pursued by Campbell was a junior college running back, J.J. Arrington, who was seen as a potential replacement for Onterrio Smith Onterrio Raymond Lloyd Smith (born December 8, 1980 in Sacramento, California) is a former professional running back who played for the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings. , who had left for the NFL NFL
National Football League
NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga .
`This was an example of what we feel is bad judgment in the 11th hour of crunch time,' UO director of athletics Bill Moos said in discussing the violation. `That's no excuse, but I do feel that the NCAA looked at this in that manner.'
In the Maryland case, the NCAA accepted the proposed self-imposed penalties of the school except for ruling the violations were major instead of secondary, as the Atlantic Coast Conference The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. Founded in 1953, the ACC's twelve member universities compete in twenty sports in the NCAA's Division I. school maintained. A secondary violation, as defined in NCAA by-laws `is a violation that is isolated or inadvertent in nature, provides or is intended to provide only a minimal recruiting, competitive or other advantage and does not include any significant recruiting inducement Inducement
incited brother, Orestes, to kill their mother and her lover. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92; Gk. Lit.: Electra, Orestes]
exhorts Judah to stand fast against Assyrians. [O.T. or benefit.'
The NCAA committee found instead that the actions of the assistant coach at Maryland `formed a pattern of deliberate violations,' and the money involved was significant and obviously used as an extra inducement for him to sign a letter of intent with the Terps.
While apparently isolated, Oregon's violation was raised to `major' because of Campbell's unethical conduct, in both condoning and assisting the recruit in falsifying his letter.
Beyond the one-year probation for Maryland, the penalties there included ending their recruitment of any players involved in the violations, the assistant coach being relieved of his recruiting duties and another assistant coach who was involved in a secondary violation having his salary frozen.
For Campbell, his salary was already frozen under a statewide policy and he served a one-week unpaid suspension last summer. He, and the UO staff, also had some extra limits placed on them in last year's recruiting.
The Ducks are required to make some additional reports to show an increased effort in educating staff and monitoring, but beyond that, it's probation for the Ducks until May 4, 2006.