RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -The University of Richmond men's and women's basketball teams violated NCAA rules by contacting recruits in hundreds of e-mails and phone calls, and the two coaches involved have left the school, according to a posting Monday on the school's Web site.
Richmond athletic director Jim Miller declined to identify the coaches and told The Associated Press they had not been fired.
The NCAA rule prohibiting text messaging between coaches and prospects has been in place since August 2007.
University officials also discovered that a number of phone calls to prospective athletes were made by men's basketball coaches, a violation of NCAA rules.
``The initial infractions were discovered during compliance monitoring, and we immediately self-reported to the NCAA,'' President Edward Ayers said in an e-mail to students.
The university said the infractions had been discovered in November 2007.
The investigation found that the men's and women's programs had more than 300 text message conversations.
ctions on both programs that limit the time and amount of contact coaches can have with prospective athletes.
In the posting on its athletic Web site, the university said it is cooperating with the NCAA and ``believes the NCAA will accept the University's self-imposed sanctions as sufficient and that the University will not face additional sanctions such as scholarship loss or a ban from postseason play.''

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