FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa in Hartford, Conn. UConn will find out what penalties it faces for violations of NCAA rules in its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions plans to release its report Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn gets 2 years of probation for NCAA hoops violations

July 02, 2019 - 12:26 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions outlined numerous violations Tuesday, most occurring between 2013 and 2018. It cited Ollie for failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance.

The NCAA agreed with penalties UConn self-imposed in January, including the loss of one scholarship for the 2019-20 season.

UConn fired Ollie in March 2018. The school and Ollie are in arbitration regarding $10 million the school says he's not entitled to because the violations occurred under his watch.

In addition to probation, the NCAA issued a three-year show-cause order for the former head coach. That means that any NCAA member school employing him must restrict him from any athletically related duties unless it shows why those restrictions should not apply.

Ollie's attorney said he would respond to the NCAA report later Tuesday.

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