APNewsBreak: UConn to impose own penalties

PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Published:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut has proposed its own penalties for failing to meet academic standards on its men's basketball team, if the NCAA will allow the Huskies to participate in the 2013 championship tournament.

The school currently does not qualify for the tournament based on several years of low academic progress reports, but filed a waiver last month.

That document, obtained this week by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request, outlines proposed self-imposed penalties that will be instituted if the waiver is granted.

Those include forfeiting the revenue awarded to the Big East for participating in the tournament, reducing the number of regular-season games played in the 2012-13 season from 27 to 23, and barring coach Jim Calhoun from meeting off-campus with prospective recruits during the fall 2012 contact period.