NCAA inquiry finds CCU committed minor violation

Coastal Carolina University announced Monday that the NCAA’s inquiry into the men’s basketball program has been completed and determined that the Chanticleers committed only a secondary violation.

The inquiry began last season when leading scorer Desmond Holloway was suspended over eligibility concerns. Holloway said the suspension was the result of receiving of a free T-shirt, which he later repaid.

Holloway remained under suspension during the inquiry and later left the school. The university received notification of the inquiry’s findings last Friday, the day the Chants opened the 2011-12 season with a 96-54 victory over Covenant College.

CCU President David DeCenzo released a statement Monday, saying, “We thank the NCAA for its comprehensive investigation. We have full confidence in the process and are now looking ahead as we continue to work with the NCAA to ensure compliance in all areas of CCU athletics.”

Secondary violations are considered minor by the NCAA and no sanctions will be taken against Coastal, but it could be considered as a strike against the school if further violations occur.

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