NCAA compliance issues cited since 2000

Updated: June 28, 2004, 12:09 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State basketball coach Jim O'Brien was given poor grades for NCAA compliance on at least three annual evaluations, the Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday.

In evaluations dating to June 2000, associate athletics director Miechelle Willis wrote that O'Brien did a poor job of filing reports detailing contact with potential recruits.

O'Brien was fired June 8 after admitting he gave $6,000 to a recruit in 1999.

OSU athletic officials require all coaches to file logs with the compliance office during the times when contact with potential recruits is allowed.

In O'Brien's 2003 review, Willis wrote that recruiting documentation did not improve at all in five years.

O'Brien's attorney says he has no knowledge of the evaluations.


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