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Total Tab For U of O in NCAA Case: $230,000

OPB | July 26, 2013 12:30 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

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The University of Oregon spent $230,000 dollars to defend itself against an NCAA investigation into its football program.

That’s according to documents released this week by the school.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports that the money went to a Kansas-based law firm that specializes in helping schools navigate their way through NCAA investigations.

The university was formally charged in December with seven sets of alleged major violations.

Three of those violations directly involved scouting service operator Willie Lyles’ role in the Ducks’ football recruiting from 2008 through 2010.

The NCAA levied sanctions on the university’s recruiting and scholarship numbers for two seasons, a ban on the use of scouting services and more oversight of the athletic department. The school was NOT banned from bowl play.

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