Violation Reports

How to report a violation
Should any chief executive officer, faculty athletics representative, athletics director, and/or coach become aware of an apparent institutional violation involving an athlete or institutional representative of any member institution, it shall be the responsibility of the individual to notify their athletics director and faculty athletics representative of that violation immediately. The athletics director or faculty athletics representative upon being notified shall contact in writing the athletics director and faculty athletics representative at the iinstitution in question and send copies of the notification to the National Office and the Eligibility Chair. This notification shall take place within five days of receiving the information. Failure to abide by any part of this regulation shall be viewed as unethical conduct and shall cause an investigation by the National Conduct and Ethics Committee for appropriate action against the institution for withholding information. (ARTICLE VI, SECTION B, ITEM 3.) 

The following institutions are on probation or have been placed on suspension from postseason play. Each report lists the institution, year(s) on probation or suspension, the infraction, and the sport affected by the penalty.


Athletic Teams Suspended from Post-Season Competition as of July 27, 2017

Friends University
Men's Soccer 
2017-2018 men's soccer season
Violation involving participation of ineligible players.


PROBATIONS as of October 19, 2017

(Probation does not deny postseason participation.) 

Brenau University
All Men's and Women's Athletics Programs
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation of ineligible players.

Briar Cliff University
Women's Soccer Program
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation of ineligible players.

Cardinal Stritch University
Women’s Tennis Program
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation of an ineligible player.

Clarke University
Men's Lacrosse Program
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation of an ineligible player.

Fisher College
All Men's and Women's Athletics Programs
Probation through the end of 2018-2019 academic year.
Violations involving participation of an ineligible player.

Friends University
All Men's and Women's Athletics Programs
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation of ineligible players.

Northwestern College
All Men's and Women's Athletics Programs
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation of ineligible players.

Robert Morris University
All Men's and Women's Athletics Programs
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violations involving participation of ineligible players.

University of Saint Mary
All Men's and Women's Athletics Programs
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving frequency of play limits.


INDIVIDUALS ON SUSPENSIONS as of January 19, 2017

Joe Karakaedos, Baseball
Formerly of Fisher College
One year from the date of hire at NAIA institution
Violation involving NAIA financial assistance policy.


INDIVIDUALS ON PROBATION as of June 19, 2017

Nathan Wilkey, Men's Soccer
Friends University
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation by ineligible players.

Jerry Abraham, Women's Volleyball
Madonna University
Probation through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
Violation involving participation by ineligible players.
Violation involving violation of frequency of play limits.

Jim Bailey, Wrestling
Formerly of Truett-McConnell College
One year from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving participation by ineligible player.

Ty Brewer, Men's Soccer
Formerly of Northwood University (FL)
One year from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving participation by ineligible player.

Kalie Brodt, Women's Basketball
Formerly of Webber International University
One year from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving participation by ineligible player.

Troy Brown, Men's Basketball
University of Saint Mary
Probation through the end of 2018-2019 academic year.
Violation of frequency of play limits.

Scott Combs, Softball
Formerly of University of Michigan, Dearborn
One year from the date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving potential student-athletes.

Dudley Hilton, Football
Formerly of University of Pikeville
Two years from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving NAIA financial assistance policy.

Kevin Kitchen, Women’s Volleyball
Formerly of University of Northwestern Ohio
One year from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving NAIA Code of Ethics.

Krasi Kolarov, Women's Soccer
Formerly of Northwood University (TX)
One year from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violation involving NAIA financial assistance policy.

Dave Williams, Softball
Formerly of California State University-San Marcos
One year from date of hire at NAIA institution.
Violations involving recruiting violations.

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