Tennessee reported 15 NCAA violations through the first 10 months of 2016.
That’s according to a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel, which obtained the information through a public record request. The news outlet’s Dan Fleser writes that two of those 15 violations are now within NCAA rules because of the league’s changed stance on social media restrictions, which allows coaches to like, re-tweet and favorite tweets created by prospects.
All reported infractions were secondary violations, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, with two coming from the football program.
On Jan. 26, football staff members were stopped after using footballs during a 6 a.m. tryout to find a walk-on kicker because it took place outside the team’s designated season, according to Fleser. No participants were asked to join the team.
The second violation occurred when a Vols assistant received a texted from a recruit’s father. The report states that while putting down his phone, the coach accidentally dialed the prospect’s father.
Track and field, rowing and women’s golf violations were also included in the report.