UH athletics department considers self-imposed sanctions

UH athletics department considers self-imposed sanctions

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Call it the calm before the storm.

The University of Hawaii is bracing itself and school officials have discussed potential scenarios regarding self-imposed sanctions for the UH men's basketball team.

Sources say the NCAA closed their final interviews last Friday and that a final decision on the investigation could come at any time.

Sources also confirmed that self-imposed sanctions could be handed down before the Bows tip off their season on November 6.

UH self-reported an NCAA violation in January and more than a dozen people related to the program -- including current and former players -- have been questioned by the NCAA.

"Self imposed sanctions as a possibility are always part of the discussion in any situation with the NCAA, potential NCAA infractions," University of Hawaii president David Lassner said. "The athletic director and the chancellor are responsible for UH-Manoa athletics. Both I and the board have every confidence that they're gonna handle this situation with the best interest of the University of Hawaii and our student athletes."

UH suspended assistant coach Brandyn Akana for 30 days last season, which caused him to miss 12 games.

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