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NCAA extends Georgia Tech’s probation

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A two-year investigation into impermissible telephone calls and text messages has resulted in the NCAA extending Georgia Tech’s probation for another two years.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the football team made hundreds of calls and texts to recruits in 2011 and 2012, an investigation by the school and NCAA reveals.

In a statement, the NCAA said Georgia Tech “failed to monitor its sports programs.” In total, nine of the school’s programs were cited for making at least 478 impermissible phone calls and sending at 299 text messages to recruits.

The NCAA said most of the violations involved men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football from March 2011 to March 2012. The men’s basketball team was cited for making calls just three days after meeting with the NCAA in April 2011, the NCAA said.

According to the Atlanta Business Journal, Georgia Tech issued self-imposed penalties for each program for the 2012-13 seasons. They included recruiting restrictions, suspending three men’s basketball assistant coaches for one conference game and suspending two women’s assistant coaches for three conference games.

On Thursday, the NCAA recommended extending the school’s probation until June 13, 2017.

The NCAA instituted new rules in 2012, but the Georgia Tech violations occurred before then.

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