NCAA Turns Down UConn’s Waiver Request to Play in 2013 NCAA Tournament

NCAA denies UConn waiver request

By PAT EATON-ROBB
Associated Press
      STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The NCAA has turned down the University of
Connecticut's request for a waiver that would allow its men's
basketball team to play in the 2013 national championship
tournament.

      UConn doesn't qualify for the tournament because of
below-standard academic results, but it requested a waiver last
month.

      The school proposed alternate penalties, including playing a
shorter schedule next season, forfeiting the revenue awarded to the
Big East for participating in the 2013 tournament, and barring
coach Jim Calhoun from meeting off-campus with prospective recruits
during the fall 2012 contact period.

      University President Susan Herbst says she's disappointed by the
NCAA's decision to reject that proposal, but says the school will
appeal.

      
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