Chadron State reports possible NCAA violations

Chadron State College Officials announced today, that they have self reported concerns to the NCAA that violations may have occurred in the College’s athletic program.  According to Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor Stan Carpenter, President Janie Park and her administration are committed to participating and fully cooperating with the NCAA in a joint investigation regarding football fundraising activities and various financial transactions not part of the College Foundation. President Park has also notified Joel Smith, Commissioner of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
 
The law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker has been retained to represent the College during the NCAA investigation.  Stinson Morrison Hecker will join efforts with the external auditing company, BKD, which is conducting a review of the financial transactions at issue.  Results of the BKD review will be shared with the Nebraska Attorney General, Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts, and the Accountability and Disclosure Commission. 
 
Chancellor Carpenter said, “I am confident that Chadron State will cooperate with the NCAA to identify violations that may have occurred and that the athletic programs will be able to move forward in a positive manner. Our primary focus will continue to be to provide quality academic and extra-curricular programs to benefit our students.”
 
President Park said, “Chadron’s athletic programs are important to our community and our students. As we move ahead, we remain committed to offering programs that produce strong scholar athletes.”
 
Given the sensitivity of this matter, neither the College nor the NSCS Office will have further comments at this time.