Ohio State Basketball Admits To Minor NCAA Infractions

Ohio State Basketball Admits To Minor NCAA Infractions

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Ohio State Basketball Admits To Minor NCAA Infractions


According to a report from The Lantern, Ohio State self reported minor NCAA violations stemming from three basketball players being on the set of NCAA GameDay.


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Ohio State Basketball Admits To Minor NCAA Infractions

According to a report from The Lantern, Ohio State reported three instances of minor NCAA infractions involving basketball recruits. The self-report stems from meeting media members of College GameDay while on a recruiting trip during a home football game against Oklahoma on September 9.

If you’ll remember, this is the same recruiting trip in which OSU self-reported the same type of violation for former Buckeye football target Micha Parsons. In that case, OSU self-reported much earlier and agreed to stop the recruitment of Parsons as penance. The NCAA accepted Ohio State’s recourse in that instance.

But for the basketball program, the self-report did not happen until later, on November 16, and without much in the form of proposed self-punishment. The only action was to disallow visits to the set of College GameDay in the future and a mere one game suspension of Scoonie Penn who brought the players to the set.

The Lantern has also learned that the NCAA did not accept the punishment Ohio State handed out to itself and is requiring additional measures by making the players ineligible, making it mandatory for the administration to apply for reinstatement.

It is not entirely clear what three players the infraction pertains to, but according to timing and sequence of events we know, it’s likely incoming freshmen Luther Muhammad and Jaedon LeDee who are already signed, sealed and delivered to Ohio State for the 2018-19 season.

Despite the additional effort that the Ohio State program must go through, it is expected to be a minor infraction that should be cleared up in plenty of time for the start of the season, with any eligibility issues being a mere formality.

 

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