CSC, O'Boyle formally accept responsibility for NCAA violations

Chadron State College and former head football coach Bill O'Boyle have officially accepted responsibility for NCAA violations that ultimately resulted in the school not renewing the coach's contract after the 2011 season.

Questions over money from a fundraising golf tournament that began in 2008 and bank accounts set up outside the college arose in mid-September 2011.

O'Boyle's response says he accepts responsibility for the violations and his failure to take additional steps to educate himself on appropriated NCAA procedures, but also says he mistakenly believed his creation of bank accounts outside the college were permissible because AD and former head coach Brad Smith had actually started one of the accounts years before.

Chadron State, in its response, says that the school and the Nebraska State College System self-reported most of the violations and is in "substantial agreement" that the violations occurred, has fulfilled its obligation to cooperate with the NCAA staff, and has taken appropriate corrective and disciplinary measures.

The formal responses, filed with the NCAA last month, have been posted on the The Nebraska State College System website. The NCAA has scheduled a hearing in the case before its Compliance Committee February 22nd in Indianapolis.

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