Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The NCAA placed the Radford men's
basketball and tennis programs on probation for two years for violations that
were centered on recruiting inducements.
The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions announced the penalties, saying
they were caused primarily involving impermissible transportation, lodging and
Former men's basketball coach Brad Greenberg, who was at Radford between 2007
and 2011, received a five-year show-cause penalty restricting any recruiting
activity. Two former assistant coaches and the former director of operations
each received a two-year show-cause restricting any off-campus recruiting.
While not naming Greenberg specifically, the NCAA said the former head coach
concealed some of the violations during the investigation.
"This case is one in a series of recent infractions in which there has been
either a concerted effort to cover up violations, or there was a deliberate
failure to report violations," the committee stated in its report. "In each of
those cases, the concealment resulted in more serious violations and penalties
than the original case might have warranted."
The NCAA said the basketball staff "compromised the integrity of the
investigation by providing false, misleading and incomplete information to the
investigators. The staff also communicated with each other about the
enforcement staff's inquiry, sometimes going so far as to use prepaid cellular
phones in order to conceal conversations from the university and NCAA
Penalties for the case include scholarship reductions, recruiting
restrictions, vacation of records, two years probation and a $2,000 fine.
There will be a reduction of men's basketball scholarships by a total of two
during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Additionally, four wins during
the 2010-11 season will be vacated because a student-athlete competed while
"Radford University respects the NCAA enforcement process and will
conscientiously comply with the Committee's findings," Radford athletics
director Robert Lineburg said in a statement. "The university remains
committed to the ideals of integrity and fair play that are embodied in NCAA
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