Charleston Southern placed on probation by NCAA

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Tuesday the NCAA announced Charleston Southern will be placed on 2 years probation because of failure to correctly monitor compliance operations.

According to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel, CSU improperly certified 55 student-athletes in 12 sports over a 6-year period.

In addition to the 2-years of probation, from October 16, 2018 to October 15, 2020, the football program is required to cut scholarships. There is also a $5,000 fine and the annual athletic department budget will be cut by .5%.

The Buccaneer’s new Athletic Director Jeff Barber who was hired in June of 2018 made this statement about the punishment: “Upon my arrival to CSU in June of 2018, I was made fully aware of the NCAA situation. The entire university fully cooperated with both the NCAA and the Big South Conference. I feel extremely confident that the necessary steps have been taken and we will continue our due diligence to operate at the highest level of compliance that we possibly can.”

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