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 coaching duties.”


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 Fullerton.