Calhoun on violations: 'Buck stops with me'

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FILE - In this March 3, 2010, file photo, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun watches his team during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Connecticut's men's basketball team won't be banned from the postseason by the NCAA for violations committed under coach Jim Calhoun. Calhoun was cited by the NCAA on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, for failing to create an atmosphere of compliance within his program and was suspended for three Big East games during the 2011-12 season.  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)
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FILE - In this March 3, 2010, file photo, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun watches his team during an NCAA …

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.

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