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?