Men's Basketball

Arkansas basketball reports six NCAA violations

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas reported six NCAA violations involving the men’s basketball program since February 2007, but none was considered major.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Friday that Arkansas had no violations serious enough to cause a player to be barred for an entire season. No names were included in the documents, which the newspaper obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request.

The program has been subject to questions after the school announced star player Patrick Beverley would not play in the coming season. The school would not give a reason, citing student privacy laws.

The self-reported violations included:

■ A player gave out more than the permitted number of free tickets.

■ A recruit was allowed on campus longer than 48 hours because of confusion over a flight itinerary.

■ More than four players were on the court at one time for skill instruction and conditioning workouts outside of the NCAA’s allotted period.

■ A recruit was allowed to take an official visit before Oct. 15.

■ A coach inadvertently sent a mass text message to four recruits.

■ A coach inadvertently sent a text message to a recruit’s mother.

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