Wednesday , Apr , 26 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Fresno State slapped with three additional probation years

Fresno, CA (Sports Network) – Fresno State University received the results
of an NCAA investigation stemming from rule violations that were self-reported
by the university last year.

The NCAA accepted the university’s self-imposed penalties, and added three
additional years of probation. The probation will extend to 2010.

“Today is a new chapter, not only for the men’s basketball team, but the
entire Fresno State athletic department,” said men’s basketball head coach
Steve Cleveland. “We feel the NCAA has treated us fairly. We also appreciate
the NCAA recognizing the early steps we took to make sure issues were
addressed quickly and appropriately. We are committed to fully comply with
NCAA rules. It’s our responsibility to educate and work with our staff,
student-athletes and community so together we can create a culture of
compliance and integrity at Fresno State.”

The probation will require that the university submit additional compliance
reports and further enhance its monitoring on recruitment.

Fresno State already added a one-year probationary period to its previous

With that addition and the NCAA’s three years, the university’s probation will
be in place until April 25, 2010.