View Full Version : Arizona and Olsen slammed by additional NCAA sanctions

07-29-2010, 07:19 PM
The University of Arizona's Men's Basketball team has been further penalized by the NCAA. In addition to self-imposed sanctions, the NCAA vacated nineteen wins from the 2007 - 2008 season. It also eliminated another scholarship, for violations involving Coach Lute Olson. ESPN provides details here: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=5420753.http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=5420753

Mike Corey
07-30-2010, 12:16 AM
I didn't even realize Arizona won 19 games that season.

07-30-2010, 02:27 PM
Compare Lute Olson's response to those of other coaches (BB and FB) who have crossed the line:

Prior to officially retiring, Olson took responsibility for the violation.

"I think that was my fault," Olson said during a 2008 interview with ESPN.com. "That wasn't anyone else's fault. It was my error and it was a big error. But I guess in 26 years you are allowed to make a mistake once in a while anyway and that's not to say I haven't made a lot of them but in terms of that, that was a big mistake on my part."