Doesn't every coach require his/her athletes to log miles and run on off days? How does this ruling not apply to every program that runs on Sundays? Every coach tells their athletes the distance to run. Is that a violation?
Editor's note: We changed the title of the thread. It was initially entitled, "UC Santa Barb Athletes Punished for Running on Off Days".
Here is what the article says about the XC violations.
In the track program, the committee said Dolan expected the distance runners to log their training activity during the summer and on their in-season weekly day off, which are periods when countable athletically related activity is prohibited. The former coach reviewed the logs, provided feedback on their training, and punished or admonished student-athletes who did not meet his training or logging expectations. The committee noted in its report, although student-athletes may choose to train during times when countable athletically related activity is prohibited, there can be no suggestion by the coaching staff that they are expected to do so. The former coach’s monitoring meant that the training activities during those times were not truly voluntary and were impermissible.