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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Ncaa Committee On Infractions
Missouri coach Frank Haith has been suspended for five games by the NCAA, which announced Tuesday that he had inadequately monitored his former assistants' interactions with a disgraced Miami booster and then tried to cover up a five-figure hush money payment to keep potential violations hidden.
The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school.
The NCAA has placed Saint Mary's on four years' probation for "failure to monitor its men's basketball program," reducing scholarships after it says the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.
One of the most powerful mid-major programs in college basketball has been found guilty of breaking some big-time rules.
LSU committed major violations while recruiting a junior college football player, but won't be slapped with any postseason bans or future scholarship reductions, the NCAA ruled Tuesday. The governing body decided to place the school on probation for a year and cited a former assistant coach for unethical conduct.
Boise State met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Friday to discuss violations by its highly successful football program and other sports.
Outgoing athletics director Mike Hamilton, former basketball coach Bruce Pearl and former football coach Lane Kiffin are part of a Tennessee contingent that will meet with NCAA officials this weekend.
The NCAA says penalties against former Ball State tennis coach Kathy Bull will stand.
UConn coach Jim Calhoun will skip the No. 14 Huskies' game vs. Marquette on Thursday night in Hartford, and also missed practice on Wednesday afternoon.