University Responds to NCAA Decision
The University of South Carolina has received the final decision from the NCAA regarding allegations against the Athletics program.
The Committee agreed the penalties self-imposed by the University in its response to the Notice of Allegations were appropriate. The Committee’s decision states the following:
“The committee decided not to impose more stringent sanctions in this case, including a postseason ban because: i) the cooperation exhibited by the institution went beyond its obligations under [NCAA Bylaws]; ii) the violations were limited in scope; iii) the institution self-imposed significant penalties and; iv) there was no unethical conduct in this case.”
“The University regrets the past actions and decisions by individuals that resulted in violations of NCAA legislation,” said Eric Hyman, director of athletics for the University of South Carolina. “We are pleased, however, that the Committee on Infractions found the corrective actions we have taken and the penalties we have self-imposed reflect the University’s commitment to full compliance with NCAA rules.”
“We appreciate the Committee on Infractions’ thoughtful consideration of our case," said Dr. Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina. “This experience has strengthened our compliance office and our resolve to ensure that our athletics program operates in full compliance with NCAA legislation.”
Read Carolina's response and the full decision.