Cincinnati committed secondary violations in its football program when coaches made impermissible recruiting phone calls, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions ruled Thursday.
The women's basketball program committed a major and secondary violations. As a result, Cincinnati must go on two years' probation. The school self-discovered and self-reported the violations.
In regards to football, the school and NCAA found that members of the football coaching staff placed 20 impermissible recruiting calls to 12 prospective student-athletes.
As a result, the football coaching staff was prohibited from recruiting telephone contact during four different time periods in 2011; and three assistant football coaches were prohibited from making calls to prospective student-athletes during varying time periods in the summer of 2011. Both were university-imposed sanctions.