Connecticut self-reported Moore's tour of ESPN to NCAA

Updated: March 19, 2008, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut said it self-reported a secondary violation of NCAA rules involving the recruiting of basketball player Maya Moore.

The violation occurred in 2005, when the women's basketball office arranged for Moore to tour the studios of ESPN in Bristol.

It was first reported last week by ESPN.

The school says it learned of the violation last year, and recently completed a review of the all the facts, resulting in the school reporting it to the NCAA. The school did not say when that report was made.

The NCAA defines a secondary violation as one that is inadvertent in nature or doesn't represent a significant competitive advantage. Penalties are usually minor, and can include a letter in the school's file.

School officials said Wednesday that UConn and the NCAA "now consider this matter closed."

Jennifer Kearns, a spokeswoman for the NCAA, says the association does not comment on secondary violations.


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