Boise State's NCAA penalty officially accepted by the university
Boise State University has said it will officially accept the decision as final today by the NCAA to uphold its football scholarship reduction penalties. Boise State had been granted a successful appeal last June after the reduction in football grants-in-aid from three to nine was ruled as “excessive” and “constituted an abuse of discretion.”
“The Infractions Appeals Committee favorably recognized that Boise State had a compelling case for reconsideration of an appropriate penalty,” said Boise State President Bob Kustra. “However, the Committee on Infractions disregarded the ruling. We will abide by the decision, but we are disappointed in the outcome and the lack of meaningful review.”
Boise State had self-imposed a reduction of three football scholarships in one year (2011) while the initial ruling of the Committee on Infractions levied a penalty of nine by imposing a reduction of three scholarships per year for three years. Boise State took the penalty again in 2012 despite the ongoing appeal. The NCAA reaffirmation means a final reduction of scholarships from 85 to 82 for 2013.