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Jim Calhoun suspended 3 games next season

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was suspended for the first three Big East games of next season by the NCAA, after its Committee on Infractions determined that the school violated rules on text messages, phones and benefits deemed improper to recruits.

The progam was put on three years probation by the NCAA. The team also had its scholarships reduced from 13 to 12 and will be limited to five paid visits for the next three years. The committee said Calhoun failed to create an atmosphere promoting compliance with NCAA rules.

The biggest hit was taken by Calhoun's assistant Beau Archibald, who was hit with a two-year show cause penalty. He can't get another coaching job with an NCAA school without approval from the NCAA.

The NCAA said the coaching staff made hundreds of improper calls and text messages and gave benefits and tickets improperly to recruits and coaches.

Former Connecticut recruit Nate Miles and his relationship with former manager-turned-agent Josh Nochimson was at the center of the NCAA's investigation. Miles didn't play for the 2009 team that went to the Final Four.

He was dismissed from school for violating a restraining order against a woman.

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