South Carolina Report Minor Rule Violations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Dec. 23, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's athletic department is reporting 11 secondary NCAA violations in the past six months, including two from the program of new women's basketball coach Dawn Staley.

The school said Tuesday that a women's basketball coach impermissibly text-messaged a prospect and that a coach incorrectly publicized an informal practice scrimmage.

The name of the coach wasn't included. All violations are considered low-level infractions of NCAA rules. The school releases such violations twice a year because of regular open-records requests by The Associated Press and other news organizations.

The department said it also conducted 661 drug tests. Five came back positive for marijuana and one for alcohol.

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