• Summary of NCAA penalties: Three years of probation through March 11, 2015. Three-year show cause order for former assistant football coach, prohibiting any recruiting activity. Postseason ban for 2012 football season. Reduction of football scholarships by a total of 15 during three academic years. Vacation of wins during 2008 and 2009 seasons (self-imposed). $50,000 fine (self-imposed). Disassociation of former tutor and former student-athlete who served as agent runner (self-imposed).
Ohio State (December 2011)
• Summary of violations: Failure to monitor, preferential treatment and extra benefits (eight football players received more than $14,000 in cash payments. Also, free and/or discounted tattoos and cash for memorabilia received by the players. One player received a loan and car discount. Former coach (Jim Tressel) concealed the violations and decided not to report them to Ohio State officials, the Big Ten or the NCAA. Following the Committee on Infractions hearing, the NCAA enforcement staff and Ohio State found more violations. They involved a booster providing nine football players with more than $2,400 in payments for work not performed.
• Summary of penalties: Three years of probation through Dec. 19, 2014. Postseason ban for 2012 season, which includes conference championship game. Reduction of football scholarships from 85 to 82 through 2014-15 academic year. Vacation of all wins for 2010 season and 2011 Sugar Bowl (self-imposed). Forfeiture of $338,811 Big Ten revenue sharing for appearance in bowl game (self-imposed). Five-year show-cause order for Jim Tressel. Disassociation of the booster for 10 years (self-imposed). Disassociation of a former student-athlete for five years.
Southern Cal (June 2010)
• Summary of violations: Spanned almost four years, according to NCAA, “primarily involving agent and amateurism issues for a former football student-athlete” (Reggie Bush) and a former men’s basketball student-athlete. Bush and stepfather and mother agreed to form partnership to form sports agency — then asked for financial and other assistance from the partners (benefits included several thousand dollars, a car, housing, washer and dryer, air travel, hotel lodging, transportation). Thus Bush competed while ineligible. Other violations by basketball player. Lack of institutional control, impermissible inducements, extra benefits, exceeding coach staff limits, and unethical conduct by an assistant football coach.
• Summary of NCAA penalties: Four years of probation through June 9, 2014. Postseason ban for 2009-10 men’s basketball season (self-imposed). Postseason ban for 2010 and ’11 football seasons. One-year show-cause penalty for assistant football coach. Vacation of all wins in which Bush competed while ineligible (same for basketball player). Decrease of 10 scholarships for each of three seasons (2011-12 through 2013-14) for football, and of one for men’s basketball (2009-10 and 2010-11, self-imposed). Reduction of recruiting days by 20 in basketball (self-imposed) for 2010-11. $5,000 (self-imposed). Remittance of the $206,200 USC received for its participation in NCAA basketball tournament (self-imposed). Disassociation of Bush and former men’s basketball athlete. Prohibition of all non USC personnel, including boosters, from traveling on charters, attending football and basketball practices, having access to sidelines, or donating, etc.