Most, if not all, of the violations involved calls or texts to recruits. In some cases, the official said, a coach returned a call or text not knowing they were contacting an unsigned recruit.
The rules governing such communications have been evolving.
The Division I Board of Directors favors eliminating the old rules setting limits on how often recruits can be contacted by calling or texting. The board plans to consider the issue again at its May 2 meeting.
Those rules are at the heart of many secondary violations at schools around the nation, including Maryland.
Nine Maryland secondary violations involved football since March 2012, and there were 19 secondary violations overall, according to open-records documents obtained by the
In 2011, Maryland's football program was docked practice time for secondary violations that occurred under former coach