Date: Jan. 27, 1983
Principal figure: Marv Harshman, former basketball coach
Allegations: In May 1980, a representative of the UW's athletic interests (booster) provided a prospective recruit
- Greg Wiltjer - with a travel bag at no cost to the recruit. In July 1980, an assistant basketball coach gave two pairs of
basketball shoes to the same recruit. In August 1980, a former assistant basketball coach arranged for the same recruit to
receive lodging at the home of a UW booster.
Conference action: Conducted an investigation and determined the UW had committed three recruiting violations. The
Pac-10 turned over its findings to the NCAA.
NCAA action: Although the violations were limited in nature and involved only one prospect, the NCAA Council found
the UW had received a "recruiting advantage."
NCAA penalties: Publicly reprimanded and censured the UW and admonished the school to avoid a recurrence of similar
violations. The NCAA did not place the UW on probation, nor did it ban the UW from postseason play or issue TV sanctions.
Fallout: Negligible for the UW. Wiltjer later opted to attend the University of Oregon. "The violations are a matter
of serious concern to me," said head coach Marv Harshman. "We regret very much that they occurred."