2 IRISH EYE ELIGIBILITY ISSUE
Notre Dame, which begins the
season ranked second in the AP Top 25 poll, is looking into the
eligibility of several players -- including defensive captain Tom
Zbikowski, according to a South Bend television station.
CURIOUS CASE OF TOM ZBIKOWSKI
Notre Dame defensive captain Tom
allowed to box professionally and earn money for his fight. While it
appears that this bout was above board and compliant with NCAA
regulations, what is preventing institutions from setting up bouts
against Palooka Joa in order to generate a stream of income for their
ON INFRACTIONS ASSESSES PENALTIES AGAINST UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME FOR
VIOLATIONS IN FOOTBALL PROGRAM
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA---The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions
has placed the University of Notre Dame on two years of probation and
reduced athletic grants-in-aid in the football program by one each for
the next two years for NCAA violations involving the provision of extra
benefits to student-athletes.
The committee considered two series of events in the case, which
occurred between the summer of 1994 and summer of 1999. The first
series of violations primarily concerned the provision of extra
benefits to football student-athletes by a representative of the
university's athletics interests. The second involved attempts by a
student-athlete to sell complimentary tickets, the provision of extra
benefits to student-athletes by a university employee, and academic
The university and the NCAA's enforcement staff contended that the
violations in this case were secondary in nature. Through its
deliberations, the committee concluded that the violations in both sets
of violations were major.
DAME PUT ON TWO YEARS PROBATION FOR MAJOR NCAA INFRACTION
of Notre Dame
Summary: Extra Benefits:
Summary: Extra Benefits provided to football
student-athletes in the form of gifts and trips by a representative of
the instituion's athletics interests; an university employee provided
extra benefits to student-athletes; a student-athlete paid a university
employee to prepare an academic paper.
Summary: Public reprimand
and censure; two years of probation; financial aid awards in football
reduced by one during each academic year of 2000-01 and 2001-02; annual
reports regarding compliance.
CURIOUS CASE OF LOU HOLTZ
Lou Holtz coached at South Carolina, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Arkansas
and NC State.
South Carolina, the NCAA found violations under Holtz's tenure.
Minnesota, the NCAA found violations under Holtz's tenure.
But nothing happened at Notre Dame? What are they covering up?