San Jose St. women's basketball team punished by NCAA

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose State's women's basketball program was placed on probation for one year and fined $5,000 because a former coach conducted impermissible offseason activities and allowed an ineligible player to practice.

The NCAA announced the penalties Wednesday and issued a one-year show-cause order for former coach Tim La Kose that places restrictions on his ability to be hired by another school. La Kose resigned in 2013 soon after San Jose State learned of the violations.

The NCAA determined that La Kose conducted offseason practices that violated rules and allowed a student who was not academically qualified to practice during her year in residence. La Kose told investigators he was unaware the unidentified player practiced even though he had invited her to do so and watched some of the sessions.

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