NCAA Upholds Vacation of BYU Wins Concerning the Emery Situation

first_imgSeptember 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local NCAA Upholds Vacation of BYU Wins Concerning the Emery Situation Written by Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Infractions Committee/NCAA/Nick Emery Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS-Wednesday, the NCAA upheld its decision that BYU men’s basketball must vacate 47 wins that occurred during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons according to a decision issued by the organization’s Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.The committee, in a statement prepared by the Indianapolis-based NCAA, found four BYU boosters provided “more than $12,000 in complimentary all-inclusive vacations, cash, meals, golf and the use of a car to a men’s basketball student-athlete, former BYU guard Nick Emery,  in violation of NCAA rules.As BYU appealed, the Provo-based institution contended it should not have to vacate these records because the committee had used an incorrect standard and the relevant case precedent that exists had been “misconstrued.”In turn, the Committee believes it has the necessary discretion to impose this vacation of records penalty in both “Level I and Level II” infractions cases when a student-athlete participates in NCAA competition while ineligible.The committee also asserts that the penalty is just because many violations occurred, including some that were “serious and intentional.”While reviewing the precedent of this case, the committee recognized that in other instances in intercollegiate athletics, the same penalty has occurred even when university staff and administration did not know the nature of the violations.BYU responded by confirming their disappointment with the committee’s decision.Former Cougars head coach, Dave Rose, who was at the helm of the program during Emery’s time at BYU, confirmed he was not surprised at the NCAA’s decision but expressed sorrow for what the university is going through right now.The vacation of these 47 wins officially makes Rose’s record at BYU 301-135 (.690).last_img

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