Gamecocks Admit To Some NCAA Violations

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Thursday July 3, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina reported nine NCAA
secondary violations between January and June. The school said Thursday only one infraction was considered a more serious Level I violation. That involved an athletic department staffer betting dinner with a friend on the outcome on a game not involving South Carolina.

That violation was forwarded to the NCAA for review. The rest
were classified as Level II violations, which are processed by the
Southeastern Conference. South Carolina said all requests to restore eligibility to those involved were granted.

The school also reported five positives tests for marijuana from
the 207 drug tests performed in the past six months. The NCAA
conducted six tests for drugs of abuse on South Carolina athletes.
All were negative.

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