NCAA To Report on Alleged Violations by Nebraska Swim Coach Today -- January 23, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 23. THE NCAA Committee on Infraction's findings concerning the University of
Nebraska's report on alleged violations in its swimming and wrestling programs will be announced today at a news conference conducted today at 10:00 a.m.
Former Nebraska swim coach Cal Bentz, who was fired after the Nebraska Athletic Director, Bill Byrne, issued the charges in September 2000, will be making a formal statement this evening. Byrne later cited the alleged violations when he cut the university's swim program, which had flourished for more than seventy years. He also cited "budgetary reasons," a rationale that subsequent events proved to be untrue.
Swiminfo will report on the committee's findings as well as Coach Bentz's statement.