I thought long and hard about this blogs title.  OK maybe not that long, but it did make me do a double take.  That's all I can say about the violations - THEY SUCK!

Here I'll explain.  Actually, I'll let KTVB do that:

The committee cited numerous major violations involving more than 75 prospects and student-athletes. The involved sports included football, men’s and women's tennis, and men’s and women's track and field from 2005 to 2010.

I guess that really clarifies why former Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier was let go.

So here comes the part that really sucks, the penalties:

The penalties, some of which were self-imposed by the university and adopted by the committee, include:

  • Three years of probation from Sept. 13, 2011, through Sept. 12, 2014. The public report further details the conditions of this probation.
  • Reduction of football scholarships from 85 to 82 for the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.
  • Reduction in practice opportunities for football, men’s tennis and women’s tennis (men’s and women’s tennis self-imposed by the university).
  • The institution must pay a $5,000 penalty as a result of a student-athlete’s ineligible participation (self-imposed by the university).

I'm not saying we shouldn't be penalized, I'm just saying it sucks!  Maybe when the Broncos can overcome this, they'll finally get the respect they deserve?

KTVB.com