CINCY REPORTS RULES VIOLATION: The University of Cincinnati said Tuesday it has reported a violation of NCAA rules in which an employee of the school's basketball program discussed a potential recruit on a television sports show.

The university considers the mistake by Terry Nelson, video coordinator for the basketball team, to be a minor violation, school spokesman Tom Hathaway said. The university reported it Monday to Conference USA.On Sunday night, Nelson was on a WCPO-TV sports show when he discussed a verbal commitment he said the university's coaching staff recently received from point guard Steve Logan of Lakewood St. Edwards High School.

FRESNO STATE OUSTS JONES: Fresno State center Avondre Jones was kicked off the team Tuesday after he and a top recruit were arrested and accused of pointing handguns at a man and poking him with samurai swords.

The arrest of Jones and Kenny Brunner came a day after Fresno State officials slammed CBS' "60 Minutes" for focusing on the legal and drug troubles of the school's athletes.