FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles released the following official statement on Friday in reference to the men’s track and field program.
“The University of Arkansas has conducted an internal inquiry focusing upon the actions of a former assistant men’s track and field coach. When potential questions initially arose, University officials worked swiftly to gather information and assess the facts of the case. Early in that process, University officials advised the NCAA enforcement staff of the information gathered during the institution’s initial inquiry and requested that the NCAA join with the University in reviewing the case and pursuing additional information. At the conclusion of that process, the University prepared and submitted its self-report to the NCAA and self-imposed several corrective actions and meaningful penalties.
“As Athletic Director, I know Coach John McDonnell and his teams have achieved an unparalleled tradition of success in a fair and honest manner. The wrongful conduct of one individual who violated University policy and NCAA legislation does not undermine those achievements. Until the Committee on Infractions hears this case in June, it would be inappropriate for University officials to comment further.”