NCAA penalizes Florida State for "major violations in its athletics program"
Friday, March 06, 2009
The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions has penalized Florida State University for major violations in its athletics program. The case involved academic fraud affecting more than 60 student-athletes across 10 sports, as well as impermissible benefits, unethical conduct by three former academic support services staff members, and a failure to monitor by the university.
The sports programs involved in these violations include football, baseball, men's track and field, women's track and field, men's swimming, women's swimming, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball and men's golf. Penalties for the violations include four years of probation, scholarship reductions, vacation of records, and show-cause penalties for the former staff members. (NCAA.org)
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