Mens basketball violates NCAA

Following forfeits against non-division one opponents it was uncovered that the UVM mens basketball team violated the National Collegiate Athletic Association regulation.

Oral Roberts University and Stephen F. Austin State University were the two teams UVM played that started the violation.

The rule states that Division one teams can play no more than four games against Division two and Division three opponents, whether it is an exhibition, tournament or regular season game.

UVM has played five games against teams in lower divisions.

These games include exhibitions against Concordia University and St. Michaels College, a tournament game against Sonoma State in Calif., as well as games against UMass-Lowell and Lyndon State in Vt.

There is no ruling on the infraction yet. But the Catamounts are fortunate when it comes to Umass-Lowell, which is a recent addition to Division one and the America East though not fully recognized until 2017.

The UVM team currently awaits the ruling on this matter by the NCAA. More information will be provided as it comes.