Three athletic programs at Ohio State University have been found to commit NCAA violations. The organization released a statement regarding the fencing, women’s golf and women’s basketball programs on Tuesday.

Per the release from the NCAA, a majority of the infractions were found to be involving the fencing program. It also states that over the course of several years, Ohio State committed “multiple NCAA violations.”

“The former fencing head coach and former women’s golf head coach violated head coach responsibility rules, and the fencing coach and former women’s basketball associate head coach violated ethical conduct rules when they did not meet their obligation to fully cooperate with an investigation,” the statement read.

“Given the scope and scale of the violations and the fact that this case came on the heels of Ohio State’s November 2017 infractions case, the panel held a hearing to examine the school’s compliance monitoring program. After a thorough review of Ohio State’s compliance program, the panel concluded that a failure-to-monitor violation did not occur.”

You can view the full scope of all the infractions here.

Along with the statement, the NCAA also released the punishment for the three Ohio State athletic programs. Those consequences are as follows:

  • Four years of probation.
  • A $5,000 fine, plus 3% of the fencing program budget, 1% of the women’s golf budget, and 1% of the women’s basketball budget.
  • A 2020-21 postseason ban for the fencing, women’s golf and women’s basketball programs (self-imposed).
  • Scholarship reductions in fencing and women’s basketball by 5% and 7%, respectively, during the 2020-21 academic year (self-imposed). The committee prescribed an additional 10% in scholarship reductions for the fencing program during the 2022-23 academic year.
  • A 10-year show-cause order for the former fencing head coach.
  • A 10-year show-cause order for the former women’s basketball head coach.
  • The (now former) women’s golf head coach was suspended from 15% of competitions and three weeks of coaching during the 2020-21 academic year (self-imposed).
  • A vacation of all fencing and women’s basketball records in which student-athletes competed while ineligible. The university must provide a written report containing the contests impacted to the NCAA media coordination and statistics staff within 14 days of the public release of the decision (self-imposed).

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