NCAA finds academic misconduct in men's basketball program

LOS ANGELES (AP) A former Cal State Northridge director of basketball operations acted unethically when he committed academic misconduct for and provided impermissible academic benefits to 10 players on the men's team, according to a decision issued Wednesday by the NCAA.

Lior Schwartzberg, whose first season on the job was 2009-10, denied completing coursework or providing impermissible benefits to the players, according to the NCAA. However, the Division I Committee on Infractions panel didn't find him credible.

Matadors coach Reggie Theus wasn't found to be responsible for his school's director of basketball operations.

The NCAA report said the university failed to investigate and monitor the activities of Schwartzberg.

Penalties include three years of probation, a one-year postseason ban for the men's basketball team, vacating records in which the players participated while ineligible, and a five-year show-cause order for Schwartzberg.

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