Ohio State's football program reports handful of minor NCAA violations
The Ohio State football program reported a handful of minor NCAA violations that occurred during the 2019-20 academic year, according to a report from the Columbus Dispatch.
Per the Dispatch, Ohio State committed four minor NCAA violations. There were all submitted to the NCAA and have been resolved.
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According to the Columbus Dispatch, the violations included:
- Impermissible contact with recruits after two assistant coaches (unnamed) and a support staff member (unnamed) sent text messages to prospects after a 2019 win over Florida Atlantic.
- Excessive preseason expenses given to a player who was later asked to repay the $221 to charity.
- Multiple unnamed recruits were permitted to park on a surface lot near the Woody Hayes Athletic Center during an official visit during Ohio State’s win over Cincinnati in 2019.
- A player joined the team without his eligibility paperwork being processed.
No major consequences were mentioned in the report from the Columbus Dispatch.
Ohio State is coming off a 13-1 season in 2019, winning a third-straight B1G title. The Buckeyes are set to open the 2020 season at home against Nebraska on Oct. 24.