Thursday, July 14, 2011

DEVELOPING: Ga Tech Fined $100k, Lose ACC Title

The NCAA has put Georgia Tech on four years of probation and fined the school $100,000 for violations in the football and men's basketball programs.

Tech did not lose scholarships and was not ruled ineligible for postseason games in either sport. But the NCAA vacated the football team's final three games in 2009, including the ACC title game win over Clemson. The basketball team had its recruiting days and official visits reduced over the next two seasons.

The football team was cited for lack of cooperation with the NCAA investigation. The NCAA said Tech also should have declared WR Demaryius Thomas ineligible after he allegedly accepted $312 worth of clothing from a friend of a sports agency employee.

From Doug Roberson's piece in the AJC:

(it) grew to Morgan Burnett allegedly taking gifts and misleading NCAA investigators. Both have denied taking improper benefits.

In addition, more penalties were self-imposed and accepted by the NCAA:

Public reprimand and censure.

Four years of probation from July 14, 2011 through July 13, 2015. The public report further details the conditions of this probation.

A reduction of two men’s basketball recruiting days during the 2011 summer evaluation period (self-imposed by the university).

A limit of 10 official visits for men’s basketball for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

Here's the highlights of that title game... which isn't a title game anymore...
((HT: ESPN on ABC/ACC/youtube))

More when we know more...

1930 UPDATE: We know more...
Here's the 5:00 live shot from out friends at MyFoxAtlanta
FOSG Ken Rodriguez is outside in the heat...

Ga. Tech Loses '09 ACC Title, Fined $100K for NCAA Violations:

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