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“On a personal level, and as an educator, I would be very sorry to see such harsh punishment of the outstanding young men on our current basketball team,” Herbst said. “I believe that it would be wrong to punish these students, caught in the fallout from a sudden passage of new rules _ rules that did not exist when they enrolled at UConn.

“That would be a fundamental injustice to our team and to our university.”