Ruling date: Dec. 1, 1995
Sports involved: Football, womens golf, baseball and tennis
Summary of violations: Lack of Institutional Control From 1990 to 1994, UM awarded more than $412,000 in excessive aid after improperly calculating off-campus room and board stipends for 141 football players and an undetermined number of baseball, womens golf and mens tennis players. From the fall of 1989 through the fall of 1993, student-athletes received an average of $110 in impermissible books each semester
Student-athletes were improperly compensated for employment From 1989 to 1991, an athletics department staff member helped approximately 60 to 77 student-athletes fraudulently receive a total of $212,969 in Pell Grants Football players were given cash awards for game performance between 1986 and 1992
During the 1993-94 and 1994-95 academic years, UM allowed three football players to compete without being subjected to the required disciplinary measures in the drug testing program An assistant director of academics in the athletics support services area was charged with unethical conduct.
Summary of NCAA penalties: For football, UM was given three years probation, a postseason ban for 1995 and public reprimand and censure. Also, the football program had a reduction in scholarships from 25 to 18 for 1995-96, from 25 to 12 for 1996-97 and from 25 to 14 for 1997-98
The baseball program was hit with a reduction of 6.12 equivalency awards over three years . The tennis program had a deduction of 1.98 equivalency awards over three years, and womens golf had a reduction of 1.06 equivalency awards over three years UM was ordered to develop a comprehensive athletics compliance education program with annual reports during the period of probation Former athletic department staff members were hit with a seven-year show cause penalty, which complicates their ability to land another job in college sports.
Ruling date: Feb. 27, 2003
Sport involved: Baseball
Summary of violations: From September 1998 through May 2001, an assistant coach co-owned and supervised a sports club/conditioning program and hosted recruits at the facility. Five of those recruits enrolled at UM . During UMs probation from the 1995-96 through the 1997-98 academic years, the university failed to comply with NCAA imposed grant-in-aid penalties and awarded more financial aid than it was authorized to
An assistant coach violated NCAA standards of honesty by misreporting his outside income to the institution ($35,000-$37,000) From 1998-2000, the institutions coaching staff permitted boosters to have impermissible recruiting contact with recruits and their parents, including one-to-two hour boat rides on Biscayne Bay.
Summary of NCAA penalties: Public reprimand and censure Two years of probation (Feb. 27, 2003-Feb. 26, 2005) Reduction of baseball equivalencies by 4.66 over three years (2003-04 through 2005-06).
Source: NCAAs legislative data base.