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OU Football and Women's Hoops Report NCAA Violations

<strong>Oklahoma's Sherri Coale confirmed assistant women's basketball coach Stacy Hansmeyer made impermissible calls to one prospect each. </strong>
Oklahoma's Sherri Coale confirmed assistant women's basketball coach Stacy Hansmeyer made impermissible calls to one prospect each.

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma released documents detailing a handful of minor NCAA rules violations, though there was no mention of the questions surrounding linebacker Mike Balogun's eligibility.

 

The Associated Press, using an open records request, obtained the documents in which Oklahoma reported the violations. Most infractions involved what the university described as inadvertent phone calls or text messages by various coaches.

The NCAA has questioned Balogun's eligibility, and the case is ongoing ahead of third-ranked Oklahoma's opener with No. 20 Brigham Young on Sept. 5 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But none of the documents released Friday includes any mention of the case.

The documents indicate that head football coach Bob Stoops, assistant football coach Jackie Shipp and assistant women's basketball coach Stacy Hansmeyer made impermissible calls to one prospect each.

In Stoops' case, the university said he made the call to the unidentified prospect on July 28 after the prospect had called Stoops' cell phone three times without leaving a message. Stoops told university officials that he did not have the prospect's phone number saved and did not know who was calling him. After the third missed call, Stoops called the number back, and upon learning it was a prospect, immediately ended the call.

Shipp's violation on Aug. 1 was similar. The university said he returned a phone call after a prospect called but did not leave a message.

Hansmeyer's violation came when she called a prospect on May 12 and allowed a current Oklahoma player to speak with the prospect. The university said the player knew the prospect and that Hansmeyer thought because the player and prospect had a pre-existing relationship, the call was OK.

Oklahoma also reported that head women's basketball coach Sherri Coale inadvertently sent a prospect a text message on July 20. Coale said she had intended to send an e-mail but pressed the wrong button on her cell phone, according to the university's notice to the NCAA. (AP)