University of Arkansas Responds to NCAA Infractions Report

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas has received the report of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions regarding the men’s track and field program.

“As we previously acknowledged, the violations in this case primarily involved a rogue former assistant coach and one student-athlete over a short period of time,” said Chancellor John A. White. “We are disappointed with the penalties imposed by the infractions committee and believe they are disproportionate to the violations.

“The university vigorously investigated and self-reported the violations, and then implemented corrective measures and self-imposed penalties, including a reduction of scholarships and a period of probation,” added White. “The university intends to file an appeal.”

The university will have no further comment pending the appeal.