Central Connecticut men's coach Shaun Green admitted to police he emptied the student newspaper racks at the school's student center because he was upset over an article in
The Recorder detailing his team's failure to qualify academically for next season's NCAA tournament.
School spokesman Mark McLaughlin said no charges have been filed, but Athletic Director Paul Schlickmann has scheduled a meeting Wednesday with Green to discuss the incident. "It's under very careful review, and we certainly do take it very seriously," McLaughlin said. "It is part of a process. Conceivably it could be resolved (Wednesday). Conceivably it could go a couple of more stages."
Police viewed a video from one of the center's security cameras, which appeared to show Green with a stack of newspapers in his hand, according to a police report. Green returned a phone call from police, indicated he had been upset over the article on the soccer team, apologized for trashing the papers and said he would not take any more. The papers are available free to members of the university community.
The article was based on a press release put out by the school on April 26 that said the soccer team had failed to meet the NCAA's Academic Performance Rate standard and would not quality for the 2013 NCAA tournament. The team also will not be allowed to play in the Northeast Conference tournament.