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Paper says NCAA accuses Memphis of violations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Memphis reportedly is responding to an NCAA notice of allegations accusing the mens basketball program of major violations during the 2007-08 season under John Calipari.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the allegations include "knowing fraudulence or misconduct" on an SAT exam by a player on the 2007-08 team.

The players name was redacted in the report, obtained by The Commercial Appeal through the Freedom of Information Act, due to privacy laws.

Memphis, which received the notice of allegations Jan. 16, is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions June 6.

Calipari, who left Memphis for Kentucky on March 31, is not named in the report, The Commercial Appeal said.

Athletic director R.C. Johnson told the paper he takes the matter very seriously.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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