NCAA penalizes UNH for illicit e-mails

Updated: July 24, 2009, 12:59 PM ET
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team has been penalized by the NCAA for recruiting violations.

The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions announced Thursday the team has been placed on two years' probation. A number of recruiting restrictions were among the penalties agreed to by the NCAA enforcement staff, the university and individuals involved.

The penalties resulted from nearly a thousand impermissible e-mail messages sent by an associate head coach to 30 prospective student-athletes in the fall of 2007 and the spring of 2008.

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