posted 11:37 a.m. / updated 11:47 a.m.
Texas Tech athletics faces no further penalty for self-reported secondary NCAA violations within the men's basketball program.
You may recall Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt confirmed a few months ago the University had earlier self-reported NCAA violations. This all came out prior to the resignation of head coach Billy Gillispie. Hocutt then confirmed the athletic department had submitted its findings to the NCAA.
Today comes word the self-imposed penalties, a reduction in practice time this fall, resolved the violations. Here is a written statement from Hocutt:
“I am pleased to announce that we have final resolution regarding the NCAA issues within our men’s basketball program. The NCAA notified the university late last week that it has accepted our self-imposed penalties and has classified this case as secondary. These self-imposed penalties were served in the fall of 2012 with a reduction in practice timeover a period of four weeks. The NCAA concluded that because our actions in response to the situation were substantial and meaningful, no further action by the NCAA enforcement staff was necessary. We are looking forward to an exciting season under the leadership of Coach Walker.”