Report: NCAA accuses Boise State
The NCAA has accused Boise State of having a lack of institutional control over its sports programs, including football, USA Today reported Tuesday.
The NCAA prompted the school in 2009 to launch an internal investigation into allegations that football, tennis and track and field athletes had received impermissible benefits.
The probe found 63 incoming football players received a total of nearly $5,000 for housing, meals and transportation. The amount of the violations ranged from just $2.34 up to $417.55 and have since been reimbursed, according to the paper.
Boise State responded to the charges April 25 and will appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions June 10.
"I am confident we have responded thoroughly to the NCAA. Our internal review was comprehensive and our response was very detailed. We will continue to provide our full cooperation," Boise State president Bob Kustra said.
"We are deeply committed to following all NCAA rules and to ensuring that our athletic department works diligently so that our procedures reflect the highest standard. I am disappointed that we face these allegations. It is unacceptable, and the athletic department staff understand and agree with my position."
Boise State’s women’s tennis coaches were dismissed last November for allowing a player to compete before she enrolled at the university and holding impermissible practices.
The Boise State football team has gone 61-5 since 2006 under coach Chris Petersen, including two BCS bowl wins.