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.

3 Comments so far

  1. CM (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 10:20 am

    As a Techie, I don’t really really care.

  2. Hakeber (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 11:39 am

    The above stuff… I really could care less about. The “vacated” games however… that’s another story. One that UGAg is likely to rub in our faces for a while.

    “Officially, at least, Georgia Tech’s Jan. 1, 1999, Gator Bowl victory over Notre Dame never happened, nor did the Jan. 1, 2000 Gator Bowl loss to Miami, or the 2000 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl loss to LSU, or the 2001 Seattle Bowl victory over Stanford, or the 2002 Silicon Valley Classic loss to Fresno State. Those games all have been ‘vacated,’ the NCAA infractions committee announced Thursday, because the school played academically ineligible players.”

    Which sucks, cause you know when I was a student there? 1998-2002… oh yeah, none of the games I went to matter anymore as far as statistics go.

  3. CrackWilding (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 11:28 am

    Call me when the academic awards are vacated.

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