The University of Cincinnati Athletics Department has been placed on two years probation by the NCAA for violations involving impermissible phone calls to recruits made by UC coaches.
Nearly 200 calls violating NCAA guidelines were made by an assistant coach on the Women's basketball team. The NCAA determined those calls to be a major violation.
Although not named by the University, FOX 19 confirmed the coach in question is Todd Moore, who was on Jamelle Elliot's staff for the 2009-2010 season and part of the 2010-2011 season. He was fired a day after admitting the phone calls to school compliance officials.
Four assistant coaches currently on the football staff were also found to have made impermissible calls. Those coaches made a total of 20 calls that violated NCAA rules. The NCAA called the violations within the football team "secondary violations."
The violations were discovered after UC implemented a phone monitoring system for coaches in all 18 of the school's sports.
Penalties handed down by the NCAA include:
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