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Univ. of San Francisco gets 2-year probation over scholarship money

don't know if anybody posted this elsewhere but i love to knock rex whenever the opportunity arises. hey rex f you man!
Univ. of San Francisco gets 2-year probation over scholarship mon




SAN FRANCISCO – The NCAA placed San Francisco on probation for two years on Thursday after more than a dozen athletes spent more than $13,000 in scholarship money to improperly buy textbooks.







The school will be on probation until June 2012, but the NCAA decided against a harsher penalty such as a postseason ban.

The NCAA agreed with the school's decision to drop a men's basketball scholarship in 2008-09 and said nearly $28,000 must be donated to charity – an amount that reflects twice the total of the money spent on the textbooks.

"We are glad this matter has been resolved," athletic director Debra Gore-Mann said in a statement. "We have acted in full cooperation with the NCAA throughout this process, and have worked aggressively to address these issues. We are confident that the policies and procedures we have developed and implemented will prevent further infractions, as we strive to provide the best possible program for our student-athletes."

The school self-reported a number of infractions in the case back in 2006. It said athletes from 12 of the school's 14 teams – unaware they were violating NCAA rules – made purchases averaging approximately $135 that included non-required textbooks and school supplies.

The NCAA says 108 student-athletes were involved in the improper purchases. And in 2006-07, six men's basketball players made long-distance calls using a university access code assigned to former head coach Jessie Evans.

Evans took a leave of absence from the school in December 2007 and was fired after the 2007-08 season. Eddie Sutton finished out the 2007-08 season as Dons coach before Rex Walters was hired to take over for the 2008-09 season. Walters has a 23-37 record in two seasons.

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He just got a big contract extension:

Walter's through 2015 at USF

Why I have no idea…his record is 23-37 (38%), 10-18 (36.%) WCC in two seasons.

It's not like he had any where close to the same situation he left Jarvis when he bolted in the middle of the night with the locker room chairs he bought for the players attached to his back.
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I believe everything happens for a reason. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to this prgram. Obviously hindsight is 20/20 but wonder what may have been if we had hired Jarvis the first time around instead of coach DoH another guy who miraculously still has a job

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Jab979 said

I believe everything happens for a reason. Him leaving was the best thing that ever happened to this prgram.

Totally agree.  Rex was not a good fit for us, but at the time I thought it was good.

As far as Doh, I still think that was a great hire.  For me, growing up on Indiana basketball, I was never into FAU basketball for the obvious comparisons.  When we hired Doh, that changed my entire attitude.  If we could attract a National Coach of the year, someone that coached at ND, and NC, then that told me the athletic department was committed to building this thing.  I knew he would not stick around and don't blame him at all.  If he gets fired at SMU after 4 years, he is still 14 years ahead of earnings if he had stayed.  Not that money is everything, but he has no allegiance to FAU; I would have taken that deal every day of the week.

The hire was the turning point in the history of FAU basketball regardless that it may have been a bad fit on the surface.

And as Jab stated, Rex then leaving was the best thing for us.  Jarvis is the perfect fit.  He had already chosen Boca Raton as the place he wanted to live.  He could have picked anywhere in the world and picked 2 miles from campus.  He has brought in great student athletes that give great entertainment every single game.  Although the W-L record isn't where we want it yet, the product on the court is solid and worth every penny to go see a game.  Can't ask for much more than that.


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