NCAA violation to cost Lopes job
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State basketball coach Ray Lopes resigned Thursday after a school investigation determined that he violated an NCAA rule about telephone calls to recruits.
Lopes was hired in 2002 to replace Jerry Tarkanian, whose seven-year run as coach put the Bulldogs on four years' probation by the NCAA for violations including academic fraud.
"When I came here I made a commitment to running a program with
no violations," Lopes said in a statement ...
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