The New NCAA-Imposed Penalties
In addition to U-M's self-imposed sanctions from November 2002, the NCAA imposed the following penalties: (1) Public censure and reprimand; (2) U-M placed on probation for four years (Nov. 7, 2002 to Nov. 6, 2006); (3) No postseason competition for men's basketball program in 2003-04; (4) A reduction of one men's basketball scholarship (from 13 to 12) for four seasons (2004-05 to 2007-08); (5) Dissociation for 10 years from the four athletes identified. U-M plans to appeal the postseason ban.
Michigan's previous self-imposed penalties and corrective actions.
1. The men's basketball team shall not be eligible for participation in the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, or the 2003 National Invitation Tournament.
2. The university forfeited all "wins" by the men's basketball team for any game in which the former men's basketball student-athletes participated while ineligible. (This includes the 1992 Final Four competition, the entire 1992-93 season, and the entire 1995-96 through 1998-99 seasons including postseason play.)
3. The university has vacated all records of its appearances in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tournaments and the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) when the former men's basketball student-athletes were participants while ineligible. Further, the university shall return all team awards for its participation in these events and has deleted and/or removed references to those teams' participation that might have appeared on campus or in university publications. (This includes NCAA tournament appearances in 1992, 1993, 1996, and 1998 and the 1997 NIT championship.)
4. The university shall return to the NCAA 90 percent of the moneys it received (through Big Ten distributions) for the university's appearances in NCAA postseason championship competition while ineligible players participated.
5. The university placed its men's basketball program on institutional probation for a period of two years. As a condition of this probation, reports as directed by the president shall be submitted and compliance-related activities shall be undertaken in further effort to ensure strict compliance with NCAA and Big Ten rules and regulations. Specifically required shall be an annual compliance audit of key compliance areas within the athletics department.
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