Report: Possible NCAA violations at Georgia Tech

It looks like yet another football program has caught the eye of the NCAA, as Georgia Tech is expected to receive news from the NCAA Thursday morning into alleged violations committed within the past several years, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

At this time, neither the nature of the violations nor whether this is the beginning or end of an inquiry or investigation is known.

Georgia Tech found itself on a two-year probation that resulted in self-imposed scholarship cuts (from 85 to 79) and a reduction in signing classes (from 25 to no more than 19) in 2005 and 2006. The NCAA Committee on Infractions also put a limit of 79 total scholarships for the 2006 and 2007 teams. Those penalties were part of violations that occurred during the 1998 and ‘99 seasons.

In 2003, the Yellow Jackets learned that they were misapplying an NCAA eligibility rule, which resulted in 17 athletes in four sports competing while academically ineligible. In 2004, a second audit revealed problems in four sports, including football.

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