NCAA concludes investigation, announces decisions
Through cooperative effort, University of Nevada, Reno and NCAA agree to penalty
RENO, Nev. – Today the NCAA announced investigation results and decisions regarding the University of Nevada, Reno. The NCAA found no lack of institutional control, no failure to monitor on the part of the University and no gambling violations.
While the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions report cites violations in the men’s and women’s golf programs, there were no violations in any other University of Nevada athletics programs.
“We are pleased to have come to agreement with the NCAA as to the facts and the appropriate penalty,” said University President Milt Glick. “We are in agreement with the NCAA’s decision announced today.”
The NCAA’s news release and Division I Committee on Infractions report is available on the NCAA’s web site under “press releases.” Penalties in the case include three years of probation and athletic scholarship reductions for the golf program.
Glick acknowledged the assistance of athletics’ administration. “It was through the direct assistance of the athletics department that additional information was obtained, resulting in the resignation of the golf coach,” he said. “The system worked.”
After learning of allegations, the University took action, suspended the golf coach, immediately launched an investigation and self-reported to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The golf program was subsequently reorganized and the former men’s and women’s golf coaches left the program more than two years ago.
“The University of Nevada’s commitment to rules compliance is as high as any of the over 30 universities I have worked with in the past 20 years, and their compliance program is truly one that other universities should look to model,” said Karl Benson, WAC commissioner.
“An athletics program is always stronger for having gone through an investigation, an accreditation process or a self-review,” said Cary Groth, director of athletics. “We always strive to improve. We would be remiss if we didn’t seize this as an opportunity to continue to strengthen our program.”
“The University’s athletics program is a source of pride and connection with our community, and we deeply appreciate the continued support of Wolf Pack fans,” said Glick. “We are committed to conducting our program with integrity and supporting the success of our student-athletes both in the field of competition and in the classroom.”