Self-imposed sanctions for UH basketball team could be announced this week
UH Coach Gib Arnold
MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
An announcement of self-imposed sanctions for the University of Hawaii basketball program could be coming this week.
According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, UH has reportedly contacted the NCAA about the penalties, and it's speculated that sanctions could be announced before Wednesday, when Athletic Director Ben Jay is scheduled to take the remainder of the week off due to a health issue.
UH self-reported a NCAA violation in January involving a recruiting document. More than a dozen people related to the program -- including current and former players -- have been questioned by the NCAA. The incident led to Assistant Coach Brandyn Akana's 30-day suspension.
Last week, Jay confirmed that UH and its attorneys were discussing the possibility of self-imposing penalties before the NCAA would issue allegations. Historically, schools self-impose penalties when they feel likely to get hit with NCAA sanctions.
Coach Gib Arnold said Monday after a team practice that he had not been informed of pending action.