Feb. 7, 2013
Cruz suspended at USC
USC head coach Frank Cruz has been suspended as
the University investigates whether excessive NCAA Countable
Athletically-Related Activities (CARA) occurred in the program.
The NCAA restricts the number of hours
student-athletes spend in activities directed by or supervised
by the coaching staff.
“We take any potential NCAA infraction
seriously,” USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was quoted as saying
in a release from the University. “USC Vice President for
Athletic Compliance Dave Roberts and his staff will investigate
whether the baseball program exceeded the allowable CARA hours,
and will do so diligently and expeditiously. Pending the results
of the investigation, we have suspended Coach Cruz from all
Associate head coach Dan Hubbs will guide the
program on an interim basis while Cruz is away. Cruz is in his
third year as head coach at USC.
The Trojans have their Alumni Game on Feb. 10
before opening the regular season on Feb.15 at Cal State