The University of Connecticut announced self-imposing penalties Friday for violations of NCAA rules under former men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie.
The sanctions include the loss of one scholarship for the 2019-20 season, from 13 permissible grants-in-aid to 12. The school said it also will enforce a one-week ban on unofficial visits, while reducing by one the number of official visits. UConn will enforce a one-week ban on recruiting communications and cut the number of recruiting days this year from 130 to 126. The school will also pay a $5,000 fine.
The final penalty prohibits student-managers from attending pick-up basketball games involving men's basketball student-athletes during the non-championship segment, which are 8-hour weeks.
UConn fired Ollie for "just cause" after a 14-18 season last year, citing numerous NCAA violations. Athletic director David Benedict then said it was hard to make the decision, but it was one that was necessary.
"The University of Connecticut has initiated disciplinary procedures to terminate the employment of Head Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie for just cause," the school then said in its official statement. "The University will have no further comment on the matter until the completion of both the University's disciplinary process and the ongoing NCAA investigation."