December 16, 2010


Arizona State banned from 2011 NCAA Tournament


The Arizona State baseball team received sanctions from the NCAA, including a ban from the 2011 tournament.


The Sun Devils must vacate their 44 victories from the 2007 season, including their Pac-10 title and College World Series appearance. Other penalties, some self-imposed by the university, are scholarship reductions, recruiting restrictions and limitations on coaching activity during practice. ASU was also placed on three years probation.


The NCAA concluded that former head coach Pat Murphy and former assistants made more than 500 impermissible recruiting call and did not promote an atmosphere for compliance from 2004-08. Murphy, who was fired in 2009, received a one-year show-cause penalty.


click here for ASU statement on NCAA decision