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Lightfoot's Take on the New NCAA Bylaw 14.9 – Academic Misconduct

August 20, 2018

By: Clinton T. Speegle

On August 17, 2018, the Division I Committee on Infractions (COI) issued its first decision under the new Bylaw 14.9 in finding that an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (“ULM”) committed academic fraud, violated the principles of ethical conduct, and failed to cooperate during the course of the investigation.

During the summer of 2017, the former ULM assistant coach completed academic coursework for two student-athletes in online courses. During his NCAA interview, the coach admitted some involvement in the academic fraud but sought to minimize his role. The coach refused to submit for a second interview. Read more.

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