NCAA places Utah basketball on 2 years probation for recruiting violations
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The NCAA placed Utah's men's basketball program on probation for two years due to recruiting violations committed in April 2018, the Committee on Infractions ruled Tuesday.

The committee found that head coach Larry Krystkowiak failed to monitor his staff after one of his assistants misapplied recruiting rules and believed off-campus recruiting activities were allowed during a quiet period.

The actions of both individuals were deemed Level II violations - the second-most severe under NCAA rules.

"While they were inadvertent and unintentional mistakes on our part, and there was never an intent to circumvent any rules, we accept that they were violations and, as the head coach, I am accountable for them," Krystkowiak said in a statement.

Utah also received a Level III violation after Krystkowiak's staff observed his son, who participated with members of the Utes in a practice activity. The committee considered his involvement an illegal tryout because he was old enough to be considered a prospect.

The school has self-imposed a $5,000 fine and faces multiple recruiting restrictions while the NCAA gave the associate head coach a one-year show-cause order.

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