INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions has penalized Abilene Christian University for major violations in its track and field and football programs.
This case includes a failure to monitor by the university and the head track and field coach, as well as violations involving impermissible inducements, extra benefits and paid visit violations.
Penalties for the violations, including those self-imposed by the university, include two years probation, vacation of records, recruiting restrictions, athletics scholarship reductions, and a financial penalty.
The majority of the violations occurred in the track and field program, with many committed by the head coach. He provided impermissible inducements to two prospective student-athletes by signing the guarantor line on their apartment leases and giving them free running shoes.