NCAA compliance expert says more sanctions could be added

Published: May. 21, 2015 at 12:21 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The cover up is always worse than the crime itself  and the NCAA does a good job at reinforcing that to the schools its punishing.

The University of Hawaii was proactive in disciplining itself, but now, time will tell if the governing body of collegiate sports is satisfied or still upset after being lied to.

The university's hearing in Indianapolis isn't for another two months and that's when the Committee on Infractions will determine whether to accept all of the self-imposed penalties or add more of their own sanctions.

Last week, UH announced it will vacate 36-wins, cut scholarships, reduce practice time and pay a $10,000 fine.

The basketball program will also spend next season under probation.

Hawaii News Now recently spoke with NCAA compliance expert David Ridpath, who says there's a strong chance the committee will come down with more discipline.

"I think Hawaii has dome some pretty strong sanctions, but I would probably bet, I would bet money that there's going to be something additional," said Ridpath, a professor of sports administration at Ohio University. "But what that is, could be anything. You know they have to make the determination of o is this enough based upon the level? And although the NCAA doesn't confirm this, they do look at previous cases and precedent."

Ridpath says that based on past cases the NCAA will probably take away one more scholarship and add another year of probation.