Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun has apologized for rules violations that resulted in three years' probation and other punishments from the NCAA this week.
Calhoun says in a statement issued by a representative on Friday that "the buck stops with me. No qualifications. No exceptions." He goes on to acknowledge that mistakes were made on behalf of himself and the Huskies' basketball program.
The NCAA cited Calhoun on Tuesday for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance and suspended him for the first three Big East games next season, along with scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions.
The punishments stem from the recruitment of Nate Miles, who never played for the Huskies.
- Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun