BYU was placed on probation for three years by the NCAA on Tuesday for violations in men's volleyball.

The NCAA infractions committee said BYU boosters gave international men's volleyball players improper financial benefits and travel expenses. BYU's compliance department knew of the violations and alerted the former coach but didn't follow through, committee chairwoman Josephine Potuto said.

"Oversight of rules compliance is an absolute condition of NCAA membership," Potuto said.

BYU self-imposed a two-year probation and the NCAA added another year.

The men's volleyball team will lose a partial scholarship for the next two years and face recruiting limits.


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NCAA news release: Division I Committee on Infractions penalizes Brigham Young University men's volleyball program