OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Friday was placed on probation for two years by the NCAA because of violations by the women's basketball program.
As a result, the women's basketball 1992-93 season will end with its last scheduled regular-season game; that program will have no more than 11 athletically related financial aid awards, and the university must vacate any NCAA records achieved by ineligible student-athletes and championships in which ineligible student-athletes participated.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions said this case primarily concerned improper benefits extended to women's basketball players by former head coach Al Barbre.
Barbre was head coach for five years but resigned after the 1990-91 season.
Infractions included airline tickets, automobile transportation, cash, clothing, home appliances, recreational items, car payments and free long-distance phone calls. In addition, the school reported violations in the summer housing program.