Will UConn Basketball Be Banned from Postseason?

David Borges of the New Haven Register quoted me in his article “The Nate wait continues: UConn’s response to Miles allegations upcoming” which appeared in today’s paper.  The article focuses on the potential sanctions that UConn may be faced with, and particularly focuses on the possibility of a postseason ban.  Here are some of my comments:

The chances of the Huskies being banned from NCAA (or NIT) appearances seem slim, but not entirely out of the question.

“I think based on the allegations, there’s probably a remote possibility,” said Dan Fitzgerald, a New Haven attorney who specializes in sports law. “I would never say never, when you’re dealing with the NCAA. But these are recruiting violations. To me, the most logical sanctions would be recruiting sanctions, punishment parallel to the act.”

“The only way a postseason ban would come up,” Fitzgerald said, “is if the lack of compliance was so pronounced — the failure to monitor was more than just negligent, it was reckless. I certainly don’t think they would find that with a program like UConn, that for the most part has been very clean and on the up-and-up.”

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

For more on this topic, see the following Connecticut Sports Law coverage:

UConn’s Response to NCAA Forthcoming

UConn: Breaking Down the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations

UConn Recruiting Violations Links

UConn Assistants Resign Amid NCAA Probe

Monday Sports Briefs: UConn Basketball Edition

3 Points on UConn’s Alleged NCAA Violations

NCAA Compliance and the Role of Attorneys

Yahoo! Reports that UConn Broke Recruiting Rules


  1. Billy Blackstone says:

    Great quote Dan, keep up the good work.


  1. […] Key Points of UConn’s Response to NCAA Allegations For months people have speculated about UConn’s response to the NCAA’s allegations of wrongdoing during the recruitment of former Husky Nate Miles.  (See Connecticut Sports Law post Will UConn Basketball Be Banned from Postseason?).  […]

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