TCU fined, put on probation by NCAA for paying student-athletes for work they didn’t complete

first_img Previous articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 110 (West Coast Miracle, LJ running wild, Zags/Mavs looking good)Next articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – Episode 111 (NFL Week 16 Preview, Pre-Christmas CBB/NBA Preview, Picks) Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printTCU has been placed on probation and fined almost $50,000 by the NCAA for paying a group of student-athletes for work they did not complete, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.A Division I Committee on Infractions decision stated Friday that 33 TCU student athletes from football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball were not clocking out after their shifts ended. They worked for TCU’s Physical Plant, changing light bulbs across campus. This excess payments totaled nearly $20,000 over a span of four years and over 20 of the athletes completed while ineligible, according to the NCAA. Along with the fine (officially $47,148), TCU will receive one year of probation. Former swimming coach Sam Busch will receive a one-year show-cause order, as the number of coaches on his staff and hours of his practices during this time exceeded limits.Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati released a statement on the situation, saying that the problem was “self-detected and self-reported.” He and Chancellor Victor Boschini are optimistic about the result of the situation and that the problem will not have a long-term effect on TCU Athletics.“I’m proud of TCU’s culture of compliance that led to these issues being identified, promptly disclosed, and corrected,” Boschini said.The school self-reported the violations to the NCAA in June of 2018. Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin The student section in Amon G. Carter Stadium. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Colin Post Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates.last_img read more