By Tom GormleyThe NCAA has announced that it will start issuing its new NCAA sanctions against Seton Hill, which has been caught on tape punching a woman and then kicking her in the groin.
Seton Hall and the women’s basketball team are scheduled to meet in a matchup of Division I men’s and women’s national championship teams in February.
The women’s program has not played since March 3, after being ranked No. 5 by the Associated Press in January.
The women’s team, which was expected to be ranked in the top five, lost to the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the national championship game.
After that, the NCAA placed the women on probation and the NCAA will begin the process of stripping them of their scholarships.
“We have a very complex case,” NCAA vice president for enforcement David Becker said in a press release.
“We are confident that we will be able to get the right answers for these allegations, and will continue to pursue those who have violated the Code of Student Conduct.”
The men’s program, which is a member of the Big East, will be facing its second major sanctions in as many seasons.
Last year, it was fined $1.6 million by the NCAA for a series of violations involving the handling of student-athlete conduct complaints.
The women have been fined $6,938 and are on probation for a year.