A number of NCAA cases have made headlines recently. The OU Athletics Compliance Office invites you to read details of the cases below.
• The University of Miami was the target of a recent story alleging widespread illegal benefits provided to Hurricane student-athletes by a single booster. Allegations include providing cash, jewelry, clothing, travel, televisions, rims, meals and housing/yacht privileges. Read about it.
• Boise State University’s Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe was suspended for six games and has to repay about $13,600 worth of impermissible benefits he received from a host family that included boosters. Read about it.
• Three Ohio State football players were suspended for two games and required to repay $200 apiece for appearing at a non-profit fundraiser hosted, in part, by a booster. Read about it.
• The University of Central Florida received a letter of inquiry regarding whether an individual with ties to a sports agency helped recruit players to the University. Read about it.
• The University of South Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA. The NCAA has accused South Carolina athletes of receiving $55,000 worth of impermissible benefits including reduced hotel rates and a mentoring organization with South Carolina boosters. Read about it.
• Four Ohio State football players were suspended for multiple games for an employment arrangement with a booster in which they were paid for work not performed. Two of the involved student-athletes were already suspended for prior violations. Read about it.
As always, your cooperation and understanding is essential to the success of our programs. We hope you find this information helpful, and as always, please contact the Athletics Compliance Department at (405) 325-7004 with any questions. We appreciate your support of OU Athletics and your help in ensuring we operate within NCAA rules and regulations.
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