Georgia Tech facing NCAA penalties

BY foxsports • July 14, 2011

The NCAA has notified Georgia Tech of alleged violations committed over the past few years and will announce its findings later Thursday.

Dennis Thomas, chairman of the NCAA committee on infractions, will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. to discuss what penalties Georgia Tech could face. Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson and athletic director Dan Radakovich will speak at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the school's contact with the NCAA.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the alleged violations occurred within the football program within the past several years.

An NCAA investigation in 2003 resulted in the loss of six football scholarships from 2006-07 because the school allowed academically ineligible players — 17 athletes in four sports — to participate in games. The sanctions were lifted in 2008.