DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A Duke University official says the North Carolina school is self-reporting a possible recruiting violation by one of its associate coaches.
Jon Jackson, Duke associate athletics director for communications, said associate head basketball coach Chris Collins' alleged violation is being reported to NCAA officials, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer said Sunday.
Jackson said Collins had attended the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational high school tournament last Friday in Raleigh, N.C. The event was taking place during a three-day period in which college coaches are forbidden from attending any high school games.
Jackson told the Observer the situation allegedly was an oversight on Collins' part, adding details of the incident had been given to the school's NCAA compliance staff.
"Obviously he would not have been there if he had known it was a dead period," Jackson said of Collins.
The Observer said inadvertent violations by college staff typically do not result in significant sanctions from NCAA officials, who occasionally allow schools to impose self-imposed sanctions instead.