Texas A&M Football Program violated NCAA Rules

  • The Texas A&M University’s football program violated NCAA recruiting and countable athletically related activity rules by unintentionally causing student-athletes to exceed activity time limits by approximately seven hours, between January 2018 and February 2019.
  • Due to his personal involvement in the recruiting violation, according to an agreement released by the Division I Committee on Infractions, the head coach failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance and to monitor his staff when he did not ensure the program was staying within the allowable number of countable athletically related activity hours.
  • The head football coach also violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules by having impermissible recruiting contact with a prospect at his high school. The conversation was impermissible because it occurred before the completion of the prospect’s junior year in high school.
  • The university followed Division I Committee in Infractions penalty guidelines.