The NCAA is considering "serious penalties" against Oklahoma State's football program, the school's athletic director admitted.

Because of the school's history of prior NCAA probation and sanctions from 1978 to 1982, athletic director Myron Roderick said allegations "proven, admitted and self-reported" will be viewed by the committee as a continuation of a pattern and not a series of isolated violations.The NCAA sent Oklahoma State a letter of official inquiry in April, listing allegations of violations in the football program. The university responded to the letter earlier this fall, but resisted legal attempts to make the allegations public.