Boise State appeal partially granted by NCAA
The NCAA announced that Boise State University's appeal of sanctions has been partially granted for violations that occurred between 2005 and 2009.
Boise State's football team lost three spring practice dates this year, 2013 and 2014 and lost three scholarships a year in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for violations involving multiple sports.
Boise State said that the scholarship penalties imposed on the program were inconsistent with penalties imposed on other programs in similar cases.
“Boise State has acknowledged and accepted the findings in the NCAA report for all of the identified sports. We have approached this case seriously, acted in full cooperation with the NCAA and implemented corrective actions and sanctions,” said Boise State president Bob Kustra in a release. “However, we thought it important to appeal these football penalties due to the circumstances of this case and the ruling precedent, and we are pleased that the Appeals Committee agreed in the case of the scholarships. We will await a decision from the Infractions Committee on the final scholarship penalty.”The secondary violations by the football program involved 63 incoming players who received benefits that totaled over $4,900. The players have since reimbursed the school.