OU Basketball + Tiny Gallon = 2 major NCAA violations

The NCAA investigation into Tiny Gallon's brief stay in Norman and the possible violations that occurred to get him here has finally come to a close (kind of).  According to a report released today, the NCAA found no lack of institutional control after their 15 month investigation came to a close.  Within the 438 page document, the NCAA found no wrongdoing on the part of now former head coach Jeff Capel.  However, the NCAA has concluded that former assistant Oronde Taliaferro did commit two major violations.

As a result, OU officials have asked that the NCAA add two more years of probation for the men's basketball team and vacate all wins from the 2009-2010 season.  In addition, Sooner officials proposed taking away one scholarship, two official visits and 10 in-person recruiting days during the upcoming academic year.

The Sooners will not know for several weeks whether or not the NCAA will agree to their proposed penalties.  It is not unreasonable to expect additional penalties from the NCAA due to the fact that the Sooners were still on probation when the Gallon violations occurred thanks to one Kelvin Sampson.  You can read more about the report and its findings here

Needless to say not good and certainly not worth the one year's worth of average at best play we got from Gallon.  One would have to think that this possibility was discussed with new coach Lon Kruger before his acceptance of the job, so this shouldn't really come as a surprise.  Hopefully now that this has FINALLY been resolved (again, for the most part) Kruger and his staff, the players, and the entire program can finally move on and get back to winning some basketball games.

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