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NCAA accuses ULL of major recruiting violations, ACT exam fraud

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LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) -

The NCAA has accused University of Louisiana at Lafayette football of major recruiting violations.

The NCAA says that in the years following Mark Hudspeth's tenure as head coach of the football team in 2010, former assistant coach David Saunders allegedly directed recruits to a certain ACT testing center in Mississippi. The NCAA then says that Saunders arranged for the test supervisor to alter answers for the recruits to improve their test score. 

Saunders is also accused of paying for a recruit's expenses while at a two year-college.

“We take the allegations very seriously and have fully cooperated with the investigation,” said ULL Athletics Director Scott Farmer. “We’ve been committed to finding the truth as much as the NCAA.”

Dr. Joseph Savoie, president of UL Lafayette, said that he respects the NCAA enforcement process and commends the Athletics Department for being open and cooperative.

You can find the NCAA's notice of allegations to ULL, and ULL's response to the allegations by following the links.

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