Saturday, July 29, 2017

Grambling to vacate 2011 SWAC title as part of sweeping NCAA probe

GRAMBLING, Louisiana -- Grambling State will vacate multiple wins across various sports, including the 2011 Southwestern Athletic Conference football championship, face two years of probation, a reduction of scholarships in two sports and pay a $5,000 financial penalty due to numerous compliance infractions between 2010-15.

GSU President Rick Gallot’s Response to the NCAA Decision

NCAA Grambling Infractions Decision

The NCAA issued a Notice of Allegations today after an inquiry alongside an internal investigation revealed during the five-year stretch that ineligible players were allowed to play in games, improper certification toward degrees for some student-athletes, three teams not meeting the single-year Annual Progress Rate requirement, improper benefits, athletes in 11 of the school’s 13 sports were not properly certified and athletes in six sports were permitted to practice, compete and receive expenses without meeting the required amateurism guidelines.

GSU self-detected and self-reported the violations to the NCAA, who categorized the school’s violations as Level II, or significant and intentional efforts to achieve an advantage over competitors. The NCAA started an inquiry in Grambling athletics in February 2016 after the university self-reported probable infractions in 2015.


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