Brown U. Acknowledges Athletic Recruiting Wrongdoins

Internal report implicates several varsity teams

It is now up to the NCAA to decide whether Brown University should be punished further for the athletic recruiting violations it acknowledged last week.

With the release of a report of its own two-month investigation, the university implicated several coaches, an outside sports foundation and a handful of students in a series of infractions throughout 1999.

"This report represents nearly two months of intensive inquiry in close cooperation with officials from the Ivy League," said Janina Montero, the Brown vice president who headed the investigation. "I am confident that our review has discovered the full extent of the violations and that the remedies we propose will ensure that any problems or issues of concern will be fully addressed."

The report proposed solutions for the violations, but NCAA will decide whether or not to impose penalties of its own.

Jeffrey H. Orleans, the executive director of the Ivy League, said his organization has approved of Brown's remedies--but the final endorsement is contingent on the NCAA's

acceptance of the proposed fixes.

"Before we will endorse a report to the NCAA, we want to see a remedy as acceptable," Orleans said.

The remedies are as specific as the charges.