NCAA Puts Georgia Tech On Probation
I know we have a few Techies on here, I wonder what they think about this… Or if they even care.
The NCAA placed Georgia Tech on two years of probation Thursday for using 17 academically ineligible athletes in four sports, including 11 in football.
It is the first time Georgia Tech has been placed on probation. The school had proposed self-imposed sanctions, including one year on probation.
Georgia Tech, which argued the violations were not intentional, is considering an appeal of the penalties.
“We are disappointed by the ruling of the NCAA Committee on Infractions,” said Georgia Tech athletic director Dave Braine. “Yes, mistakes were made, but they were inadvertent and confined to a small number of cases when you consider that we reviewed more than 800 transcripts.”
The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions accepted the school’s proposed scholarship reductions in football and men’s and women’s track. A violation also was found in the women’s swimming program, but the swimmer involved was not on scholarship, so that program was not penalized with a scholarship reduction.
There were no TV or bowl restrictions placed on the football program.
Well, at least it doesnt affect the basketball program.