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The NCAA has levied discipline against Notre Dame’s football program for several recruiting violations.
Per an official statement in the NCAA, Notre Dame’s punishment includes one year of probation, a fine of $5,000 plus a six-month show-cause order to get a former assistant coach who had impermissible contact with a high faculty sponsor.
The program was also docked one official visit and had its period of unofficial visits decreased by 14 times throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
The breach by the assistant coach happened in January 2019 when he”met in person with the football prospective student-athlete privately and discussed the institution’s interest in him enrolling as a football student-athlete, the value of an education at the institution and defensive schemes used by the institution” at the student-athlete’s Seattle-area high school outside the recruiting calendar.
The coach also delivered”10 impermissible text messages to a 2021 football prospective student-athlete prior to September 1 of the beginning of his junior year in high school” between July 17 and August 9, 2019.
Head coach Brian Kelly had impermissible contact with a 2021 recruit off-campus in October 2019:
“Specifically, while vis