Chadron State on probation after coach paid players, traffic ticket with athletic funds

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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am

CHADRON, Neb. — Chadron State has been put on three years probation after the Division II Committee on Infractions ruled the school did not exercise control over its athletics department and former head football coach Bill O'Boyle did not follow NCAA ethical conduct rules.

O'Boyle maintained outside bank accounts for the football program, provided extra benefits to student-athletes and provided false or misleading information during interviews with the school. Additionally, a football student-athlete was allowed to compete while ineligible, the school did not ensure that all coaches signed their squad lists before the team's first game and some coaches did not record countable practice hours for student-athletes.

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