UConn head coach Jim Calhoun has been suspended for three Big East games next season after being cited by the NCAA for violations, which included allegations that former UConn recruit Nate Miles’s expenses were paid by former UConn team manager Josh Nochimson. Miles never suited up for the Huskies after being expelled for allegedly assaulting a female student. It’s believed that more than $6,000 improper recruiting inducements, in addition to impermissible phone calls and texts to recruits also made up the case. As part of the NCAA’s penalties, UConn received scholarship reductions, recruiting restrictions, permanent disassociation of a booster at the center of investigation, a two-year show-cause order on UConn former operations director Beau Archibald and three years of probation. The Huskies self-imposed penalties include two-year scholarship reductions and two years of probation. The suspension for Calhoun was set for next season so that he could have a chance to appeal.
Seems like Calhoun and company dodged a bullet in this one.