Friday September 5th, 2014

The NCAA said it accepted penalties and corrective measures proposed by Georgia Tech for recruiting violations in 2011 and 2012, but the school also had its probation extended for two more years, according to a school announcement.  

The probation will now end on June 13, 2017. Georgia Tech was punished after coaches in various sports were found to have made hundreds of impermissible calls and texts to recruits.

Georgia Tech vacated its 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference football championship and was placed on probation for four years.

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During its investigation, the NCAA said Georgia Tech made almost 500 impermissible calls and sent nearly 300 impermissible text messages to 140 prospects. Most of the violations were committed by the men's and women's basketball and football programs.

Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski told the Associated Press he hopes it is "the last time we go down this road."

“Georgia Tech is committed to NCAA rules compliance and has established a culture and philosophy of embracing compliance among its coaches, administrators and student-athletes," Bobinski said. "Integrity and ethics are essential pillars of the Institute and the athletics program. While we regret that these violations occurred, we are pleased that the NCAA has recognized our efforts to monitor our program and the great lengths the Athletic Association has taken to improve our compliance systems since the violations in this case."

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