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Lightfoot's Take on San Jose State University's Failure to Promote and CARA Violations

September 6, 2018

By: Enrique J. Gimenez

On September 6, 2018, the Division I Committee on Infractions (COI) found that the former San Jose State baseball coach did not promote an atmosphere of compliance when he directed, supervised, and misreported student-athletes’ participation in countable athletically related activities (CARA) that exceeded NCAA rules. The case was considered through the summary disposition process, with the case against both the institution and former head coach classified as Level II-Standard.

During the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, the former head baseball coach asked student-athletes if they wanted to participate in voluntary activities before and after mandatory practices. The coach then listed the voluntary activities on the daily practice schedules. Despite the designation of the activities as voluntary, the student-athletes believed their presence at these supplemental activities was mandatory and, at times, members of the coaching staff observed them. Read more.

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