NCAA finds major violations in Sooners basketball

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The NCAA has put Oklahoma on three years of probation and issued a $15,000 fine for major violations in its men's basketball program.

The Division I infractions committee also vacated all 13 wins from Oklahoma's 2009-10 season, took away a scholarship and limited recruiting efforts.

Most of the penalties had been proposed by the school, which said former assistant Oronde Taliaferro broke NCAA rules by failing to report that a player had received an impermissible extra benefit and by lying to investigators.

The violations occurred while the Sooners were still on probation for major rules violations involving recruiting phone calls by former coach Kelvin Sampson and football players being paid for work they weren't doing at a Norman car dealership.

Under NCAA bylaws, a "repeat violator" can face a minimum of having the sport dropped for one or two seasons.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous Location: Oklahoma on Nov 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM
    Who wants to go to OU schools anyhow when you have Texas schools just as better, or better and they don't cheat
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      by OUFAN on Nov 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM in reply to
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      by Barry on Nov 14, 2011 at 03:50 PM in reply to
      "Just as better"? You obviously went to a texas school. And the idiotic line about texas schools don't cheat? The longhorn football program recieved two years probation in in '87. Baylor basketball - probation from 2003 to 2010. texas Tech - 4 year probation for their basketball program in '98, and two years probation in football this year. Not to mention, the state of texas had the only Division 1 college team (SMU) to ever get the "death penalty" from the NCAA. Just because the longhorns had a LOSING season last year, and almost as bad this year, doesn't mean all you crybabies have to make up idiotic lies to try to make yourselves feel better. Just get over it. Texas sucks, and always will.
  • by bubba redneck Location: sherman on Nov 14, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    if Barry was involved they wouldn't of gotten caught...
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Nov 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    Was Barry Switzer involved????
  • by northtxn Location: sherman on Nov 12, 2011 at 09:15 AM
    Wow, Ou cheating again! Weekly news. Crappy school who has to cheat to get anyone to go there.
  • by CARLOS Location: ector on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    typical for that school and their programs
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      by Jo on Nov 12, 2011 at 07:36 PM in reply to CARLOS
      Smells like a jealous Longhorn fan . . . .
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        by John Q on Nov 13, 2011 at 03:05 PM in reply to Jo
        Nothing jealous about's about time OU took it on the chin for their antics.
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          by Jo on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:29 AM in reply to John Q
          So if you're not a jealous Longhorn fan, you've gotta be one of those haters from Stillwater??
  • by J Location: Denison on Nov 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    Just allow players to be paid-make it transparent
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