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CSUN penalized by NCAA for academic fraud

CSUN penalized by NCAA for academic fraud

The NCAA found that a former Cal State Northridge director of basketball operations committed academic fraud involving 10 men’s team players, announcing Wednesday that it had placed CSUN on three years of probation, ordered it to vacate team records involving the players and imposed a five-year show-cause order on the staffer.

The NCAA also upheld the one-year postseason ban that CSUN imposed on itself last season, when the team went 10-20.

The NCAA did not name the staffer in its announcement, but a Los Angeles Times investigation found that it was Lior Schwartzberg, who left CSUN shortly after allegations of improprieties arose and is now the...