The NCAA Committee on Infractions issued numerous penalties against N.C. Central on Wednesday, citing “improper eligibility certifications” at the school and “the institution’s failure to monitor its certification process,” which are Level II violations, according to the NCAA.
Those penalties include vacating wins within the men’s basketball, football and baseball programs.
The NCAA’s case against N.C. Central involved 22 student-athletes in seven sports, including men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams, and baseball, football and men’s basketball teams from 2012-17.
According to the NCAA’s public infractions decision, “The improper certifications came from a single, but repeated, error of counting foundational courses toward student-athletes’ percentage-of-degree completion. Outdated degree auditing and academic advising systems were another factor that contributed to the violations. Additionally, the academic support and certification groups did not have enough staff to oversee the certification process. Because of the improper certifications, 22 student-athletes competed while ineligible. The university also did not withhold six of the student-athletes from competition before they were reinstated.”
“The NCAA enforcement staff significantly noted in its report that ‘the violations were unintentional and the institution otherwise maintained appropriate certification, rules education, and monitoring policies and procedures,’ ”
N.C. Central said in a statement. Read full here