NCAA penalizes Alcorn State for violations in 11 sports

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) The NCAA has placed Alcorn State on probation through 2018 for violations in 11 sports over a four-year period.

The NCAA released a report on Wednesday saying that Alcorn State ''failed to monitor its progress-toward-degree certification process when it improperly certified 28 student-athletes'' in the 11 sports, including football, men's basketball, baseball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer, men's and women's track and field and women's volleyball.

All the sports must vacate wins from when the ineligible players were used.

Alcorn State released a statement saying football will vacate wins from the 2012 and 2013 season. The punishment does not affect the program's back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference championships in 2014 and 2015.

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