Yes, Tulsa was under the NCAA microscope.
That specifically stemmed from the report last year that former athletic director Ross Parmley was identified by the FBI as an “admitted gambler”. The problem was that Parmley had been an athletic department employee at TU since 2005 — during his gambling years — and the NCAA prohibits gambling on both professional and collegiate sports by student-athletes and athletic department staff. Therefore, the situation was likely to result in an NCAA inquiry, and in fact it did.
However, the NCAA has notified Tulsa that, although the Parmley situation qualified as a secondary violation, there would be no sanctions against the program. The NCAA cited TU’s decision to fire Parmley in early December as its reason not to pursue any sort of sanctioning.
“Obviously, we are pleased with the ruling handed out by the NCAA today,” a statement from university president Steadman Upham read. “The University of Tulsa maintains the highest commitment to following NCAA policies and regulations among our administration, coaches and student-athletes.”
(Hat tip: Tulsa World)