Charlie Litchfield, Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho — The NCAA placed Boise State on probation for three years and imposed other sanctions for violations by the football program and other sports.
The sanctions included a one-year postseason ban for women's tennis and recruiting restrictions and scholarship reductions. Some of the penalties had previously been self-imposed.
Boise State's football program will be able to offer three fewer scholarships each year, from 85 to 82, through the 2013-14 season. The football team will also be allowed fewer contact practices during spring training for three years.
Gregory Sankey, a member of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, said the committee opted to go beyond the penalties self imposed because the violations took place over multiple years.
Boise State President Bob Kustra said rapid growth over the last decade, from an upstart Division II program into a perennial Top 25 team, likely outstripped the school's capacity to keep tabs on compliance with NCAA rules.
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