Tennessee’s athletic department reported 10 secondary violations of NCAA bylaws since August, according to information posted on the school’s website.
Three of the violations were in men’s basketball, including a violation reported in September related to an open practice before UT’s football game against Florida that was attended by basketball prospect Robert Hubbs. UT said visiting prospects on official visits were “permitted to shoot on the court while the coaches were present.”
Coaches were admonished and the university said it provided rules education for coaches and UT staff members who were “involved in the decision to open the concourse of Thompson-Boling Arena.”
Hubbs signed with Tennessee last November.
UT posted 20 violations on its website dating back to 2011. The News Sentinel requests documents related to self-reported NCAA violations every six months and previously wrote about some of the violations UT posted today.
The News Sentinel’s most recent request for self-reported NCAA violations was submitted on Jan. 11. The university did not respond in the seven business days required by law and still has not provided the News Sentinel the requested documents.
One of the new violations involved the football program. On Dec. 5, 2012, UT reported that an administrative intern provided coaching during a football game. Compliance officials withheld the intern from attending practice for one week.
Other notable violations reported by UT included:
* A women’s basketball coach created a personalized notebook and placed them in a prospect’s hotel room, a violation of the ban on personalized recruiting aids. Reported Jan. 23, 2013.
* In baseball, a strength conducted a workout within a week of the final exam period. Reported Jan. 14, 2013.
* A men’s swimming coach tweeted about a prospect during a competition on campus and was banned from Twitter for a week. Reported Jan. 9, 2013.
* Men’s basketball players received “impermissible personal grocery shopping services” during the summer semesters in 2012. They were required to repay the benefit to charity. Reported Oct. 23, 2012.
* The NCAA men’s basketball focus group, a team of NCAA investigators focused on men’s basketball, said a secondary violation occurred because the men’s basketball team camp registration process was different than other camps. UT referred to it as an “alleged” inconsistency in the camp registration process and did not hand out additional penalties.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at @TennesseeBeat.