BYU va­cates 47 wins, hit with pro­ba­tion

The Bradenton Herald - - Sports -

The BYU men’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram was placed on pro­ba­tion for two years and must va­cate 47 wins un­der sanc­tions im­posed Fri­day by the NCAA in an im­proper ben­e­fits case in­volv­ing guard Nick Emery.

The NCAA said the player re­ceived more than $12,000 in ben­e­fits from four boost­ers, in­clud­ing travel to con­certs and an amuse­ment park and the use of a new car.

BYU said in a state­ment that the univer­sity, coach­ing staff and ath­letic depart­ment had no knowl­edge of the in­frac­tions. The NCAA didn’t iden­tify Emery but the univer­sity’s state­ment noted the case in­volved him. The univer­sity said it would ap­peal.

“This sanc­tion in­cludes the most se­vere va­ca­tionof-record penalty ever im­posed in the his­tory of NCAA Di­vi­sion I bas­ket­ball for in­frac­tions that in­cluded no in­sti­tu­tional knowl­edge or in­volve­ment,” the state­ment read.

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