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Boise State self-imposes penalties

Boise State self-imposed penalties on its football program in the wake of NCAA charges that the school lacks institutional control over its athletic program.

The NCAA levied 22 violations against the school, including minor violations against the football program. The violations stem from the program providing improper housing, food and transportation to recruits.

Under its self-imposed sanctions, Boise State football will have three fewer scholarships to give out over the next two years and three fewer preseason practices before their opener against Georgia on September 3.

Men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track and field were also cited for violations. The women's tennis squad was hit with a major violation by the NCAA. 

Schools self-impose penalties as a way of preventing the NCAA from issuing its own sanctions. The NCAA can accept Boise State’s sanctions or hand out its own. The school will meet with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on June 10.

Boise State president Bob Kustra said in a statement: “I am confident we have responded thoroughly to the NCAA. Our internal review was comprehensive and our response was very detailed. We will continue to provide our full cooperation.

“We are deeply committed to following all NCAA rules and to ensuring that our athletic department works diligently so that our procedures reflect the highest standard. I am disappointed that we face these allegations. It is unacceptable, and the athletic department staff understand and agree with my position."

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