Utah recommends suspension for baseball coach
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has self-reported a violation to the NCAA involving the baseball program and recommended a multi-game suspension for 15-year coach Bill Kinneberg.
Athletic director Chris Hill disclosed Monday that the school had reported the violation though he didn’t give details. Utah is awaiting a response from the NCAA.
The school hired a law firm to investigate the program after receiving a letter from a parent alleging several problems, some involving alcohol and drug abuse. The firm found no evidence of wrongdoing in the majority of those cases, including the drug abuse charges.
Hill said the violation did not include recruiting, academics or funding. He said there are no worries about losing scholarships or players being suspended.
The baseball team won the school’s first Pac-12 championship in a non-Olympic sport in 2016.