Boise State on probation

Posted: September 14, 2011

THE NCAA yesterday placed Boise State on probation for 3 years and imposed other sanctions for major violations by the football program and other sports.

The sanctions included a public reprimand, a 1-year postseason ban for women's tennis and recruiting restrictions and scholarship reductions for affected sports. Some of the penalties had previously been self-imposed by the university.

Boise State's football program will be able to offer nine fewer scholarships through the 2013-14 season. That's six fewer than Boise State's self-imposed sanctions announced earlier this year. The football team will be allowed fewer contact practices during spring training for 3 years.

In other college football news:

* The NCAA reinstated three Ohio State players who were suspended for accepting $200 in cash for attending a charity event earlier this year. The three are tailback Jordan Hall, cornerback Travis Howard and safety Corey Brown.

* Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden revealed he was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2007.

Sport Stops * 

On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, horses wearing the numbers 9, 1 and 1 won the first three races at Belmont Park on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic's U.S. Open championship pushed his 2010 earnings past $10.6 million, a record for a full season of men's tennis.

Betty Skelton Erde, an aviator and auto racing pioneer once called the fastest woman on Earth, has died in Florida. She was 85. Erde set female speed records at Daytona Beach and Utah's Bonneville salt flats half a century ago.

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