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UConn files response with NCAA

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UConn sent its response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations Tuesday, but it won’t make that report public just yet.

It could be available next week.

The UConn men’s basketball program was accused by the NCAA in May of committing eight major violations, most related the recruitment of Nate Miles and his dealings with former UConn manager turned agent Josh Nochimson.

There’s no word on what punishments UConn self-imposed, though it’s very likely the school did slap its own wrist to some extent.

UConn officials, including head coach Jim Calhoun and former assistants Pat Sellers and Beau Archibald, are scheduled to appear before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions Oct. 15-16 in Indianapolis. Sellers and Archibald were forced to resign just before the NCAA’s notice of allegations was sent to the school.

The violations UConn is accused of include making excessive phone calls to recruits and failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance. A Yahoo Sports story in March 2009, part of a series on the influence of agents on college sports, prompted the initial investigation.

- Neill

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