Friday, June 20, 2014

UALR brings in former NCAA official to review baseball

Posted By on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

This statement late today from UALR relative to the ongoing review of the baseball program, spurred by allegations about departed coach Scott Norwood:

UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson announced today that The Compliance Group, led by former NCAA Director of Enforcement Chuck Smrt, will conduct an independent and thorough review of alleged misconduct in the UALR baseball program. UALR previously reported that emails had been received by the university alleging possible NCAA violations in the baseball program and other inappropriate actions by athletics personnel.

“I have asked Mr. Smrt to conduct an impartial, thorough, and expeditious review of these issues,” Anderson said. He also expressed appreciation to the UA System Office of General Counsel which he had asked to retain an independent group to conduct the investigation.

Mr. Smrt is president and founder of the Compliance Group, a Lenexa, Kansas, based consulting firm that specializes in compliance audits, enforcement-process consulting, and investigations. Prior to founding The Compliance Group in 1999, Smrt served for 15 years on the Enforcement Staff for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Overland Park, Kansas.

Anderson said, “At the end of his work, Mr. Smrt will provide a written report, which I will release to the campus and the public.”

Since this is an ongoing inquiry, the institution will not comment further on the review until it is concluded.

Smrt has been employed by the University of Arkansas for similar reviews.

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