Published Thu, Aug 18, 2011 10:48 am Dateline
Updated Thu, Aug 18, 2011 7:19 pm
Ohio University Athletic Director Jim Shaus says he's very proud that Ohio's athletic department has never committed a major NCAA violation, but now is not the time for his department to rest on its laurels.
Ohio is mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article as one of 17 schools that compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision that have never been found guilty of any major NCAA violation in any sport since 1953, when the NCAA began tracking rule violations.
Several Other Mid-American Conference Schools are also on the list.
They include Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State and Western Michigan.
"NCAA rules compliance has always been a foremost priority for Ohio University Athletics," said Schaus.
"However, it is imperative that we take nothing for granted and we fervently work each day to uphold our compliance standards to ensure that it continues in the future."
Boston College, Northwestern, Penn State and Stanford also have clean records.
Ohio State and several other schools are currently being investigated by the NCAA for rules violations.