No further action against Tech basketball for NCAA violations

Kirby Hocutt (Image Courtesy Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt)
Kirby Hocutt (Image Courtesy Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt)
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Updated: 11/07/2012 11:47 am
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.”

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Liberty Seeker - 11/8/2012 11:56 AM
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I have an inquiry about the reduction. Were they merely reducing from the violating amount to a compliant amount, or did they reduce their practice times from the compliant maximum, to a new amount that offset their previous un-allowed practice. For example, if the limit is 20 hours weekly, and they exceeded it by 5 hours, is their new practice schedule self limited to 5 hours below the cap, or only 15 hours per week for this and the next season? . . . What is their new self imposed "reduced" time,and for how long?

Liberty Seeker - 11/8/2012 11:29 AM
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I have an inquiry about the reduction. Were they merely reducing from the violating amount to a compliant amount, or did they reduce their practice times from the compliant maximum, to a new amount that offset their previous un-allowed practice. For example, if the limit is 20 hours weekly, and they exceeded it by 5 hours, is their new practice schedule self limited to 5 hours below the cap, or only 15 hours per week for this and the next season? . . . What is their new self imposed "reduced" time,and for how long?
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