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Posted at 3:11 PM ET, 02/22/2011

Connecticut's Jim Calhoun sanctioned; team avoids postseason ban

By Eric Prisbell

Connecticut avoided a postseason ban, but Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun will be suspended for three Big East Conference games during the 2011-2012 season for what the NCAA called a failure to promote an atmosphere for compliance.

The NCAA's infractions committee also will place a two-year show-cause penalty on former Huskies assistant Beau Archibald.

Yahoo! Sports reported in March 2009 that Josh Nochimson, a former manager turned sports agent, helped steer former U-Conn. recruit Nate Miles to the school by giving him extra benefits such as lodging, transportation and meals.

U-Conn. had already self-imposed penalties that includes scholarship reductions and cutting ties with Archibald and assistant Patrick Sellers.

Click here to read the news release and infractions report.

By Eric Prisbell  | February 22, 2011; 3:11 PM ET
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8 major violations...hah

Posted by: khornbeak | February 22, 2011 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Once again the NCAA proves it is gutless. One rule for the big guys, another for everyone else. What a joke! The NCAA should be ashamed!

Posted by: majackmom | February 22, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

The NCAA ruined college basketball a long ago. Maryland was almost destroyed as a program for very minor issues. Thank goodness Gary Williams was willing to resurrect the program. I may have to start watching cricket or Australian football to see some fair management of sports leagues. Different treatment is given for teams like UConn. What a shame.

Posted by: bfjam | February 23, 2011 6:34 AM | Report abuse

The idiots at the NCAA were too scared that if the punishment was too harsh, that A-hole Jimmy C would leave. Good riddance IMO.

Posted by: Albright4Snapper | February 23, 2011 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Calhoun is a dirty cheating scumbag. The NCAA is gutless.

Posted by: lavar609 | February 23, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Calhoun is a Hall of Famer. The NCAA has ALWAYS been gutless......:)

Posted by: caphcky | February 24, 2011 12:25 AM | Report abuse

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