We should know more this afternoon about the NCAA’s decision on penalties regarding recruiting charges against the University of Connecticut basketball team.  The NCAA has scheduled a conference call with reporters for 3 p.m.

UConn is charged with violations in the recruiting of Nate Miles,  who started at the university, but never played a game for the team,  and charges involving the Athletics Department’s compliance with NCAA rules.

UConn imposed penalties on itself, in hopes of heading off stricter penalties from the NCAA.  Those self-imposed penalties included cutting one men’s basketball scholarship for this year and next,   and cuts in recruiting calls,  as well as self-imposed probation of two years.

Assistant Coach Patrick Sellers and Director of Basketball Operations Beau Archibald resigned last spring after the allegations first surfaced in an NCAA letter.


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