Jim Calhoun has been suspended for the first three games of the 2011-2012 college basketball season, and Connecticut Huskies men’s hoops is on probation for three years, after the NCAA discovered recruiting violations on UConn’s part. The NCAA reports UConn involved a booster in a player’s recruitment, letting the booster pay for to attend basketball camp, have foot surgery, and so forth.
Calhoun is displeased with the NCAA’s findings:
I am very disappointed with the NCAA’s decision in this case. My lawyer and i are evaluating my options and will make a decision which way to proceed.
UConn will also see its scholarships reduced from 13 to 12 for the next three years, starting Tuesday. They’ll also have to permanently cut ties with that booster, who’s hopefully not the same guy that tried to get his money back after the football team hired a coach he didn’t like.
For more on Calhoun and UConn, visit The UConn Blog.