ODU's AD, coach reprimanded and fined by NCAA
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Old Dominion's athletic director and head football coach have been fined $1,000 each and reprimanded by the NCAA after they failed to attend a mandatory administrative meeting on the eve of an FCS playoff game.
The NCAA says athletic director Wood Selig and coach Bobby Wilder were told in advance that their attendance at the meeting on Friday night, Dec. 2, was mandatory.
Selig says in a statement released by the school that the team stayed an hour away from the location of the meeting, and that while several ODU staff members attended, the meeting presented "logistical and pre game preparation challenges for both Coach Wilder and myself."
Selig says the school will continue working to have the policy amended by the NCAA to avoid similar issues in the future.
Updated January 26, 2012