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Arizona State Penalties Upheld by NCAA Appeals Committee

Published by on November 12, 2011

Arizona State is ineligible for the NCAA baseball post season in the 2012 season after they recently learning that their appeal had been denied.

ASU was originally notified of the infractions in December of 2010 and ultimately cost Coach Pat Murphy his job. The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee upheld the infractions they received last year., along with the most of the appealed findings. Two of Arizona State's major infractions were upheld, while a third was reduced from a major to a secondary infraction.

The violations by the ASU baseball program occurred over a five-year period and involved coaching-staff limits, paying student athletes for work they didn't perform, using an impermissible recruiter, and lack of institutional control. 

Penalties, including those that were self-imposed by the school, include a three-year probation, a ban on postseason appearances for three seasons, vacating wins, recruiting restrictions and coaching activity limitations during practice. All are significant penalties for a highly-competitive program like the Sun Devils. <...

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