Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Jim Calhoun won't appeal sanctions
NEW YORK -- Connecticutcoach Jim Calhoun said Wednesday that he will not "pursue any further action" concerning the NCAA's sanctions against him and his program for recruiting violations.
Calhoun, who apologized to the university and his current players in a statement in late February, made his comment about deciding against an appeal after the Huskies' 79-62 victory over Georgetown in the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Calhoun was cited for failure to create an atmosphere of compliance within the program.
UConn was spared a postseason ban, but received three years' probation, scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions.
Calhoun, who led UConn to two national championships, was given a three-game suspension to be served at the start of the 2011-12 conference season.