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NCAA accepts champs' self-imposed penalty

Updated: November 6, 2002, 4:45 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- College World Series champion Texas was put on two years' probation by the NCAA on Wednesday for illegal job benefits given to a former volunteer assistant coach.

The NCAA determined that assistant Richard Couch took a job at a beer distributorship owned by a former university regent but didn't do any work. Instead, Couch spent his time working on activities related to the baseball team, especially recruiting.

NCAA rules prohibit volunteer coaches from being on an ...

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