Friday, February 18, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Northeastern coach Greg Cronin suspended for possible recruiting violations

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

Northeastern head coach Greg Cronin and assistant coach Albie O'Connell have been suspended indefinitely by the school for possible recruiting violations, according to Jeff Howe of

The possible violations have to do with phone and text messages with recruits, Howe tweeted. O'Connell played at BU from 1995-1999, amassing 42 goals and 66 assists in four seasons.

Update: Northeastern has officially announced the suspensions on the athletic department's website. The statement says the possible violations were discovered during routine internal compliance monitoring.

“We are taking this action now to reinforce a culture of integrity within our department,” said director of athletics Peter Roby in the statement. “We are committed to operating an athletics program that is reflective of the values of the university we represent. It is imperative that we conduct our activities in full accordance with NCAA and conference rules. We are dedicated to that effort, and we are taking all appropriate steps to ensure that is the case.”

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