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Big Blue Nation Linkapalooza: Boise State NCAA Sanctions Edition

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Today, the NCAA Committee on Infractions dropped its hammer on Boise State, including the football program:

The secondary violations involving the football program, which were initially found by BSU’s compliance staff and self-reported to the NCAA, stem from 63 incoming players receiving impermissible benefits that totaled just over $4,900.  The benefits involved, the school stated in its official response to the NCAA inquiry this past May, "impermissible housing, transportation or meals, where an incoming student-athlete was provided a place to sleep (often on a couch or floor), a car ride or was provided free food by an existing student-athlete."

Now, for the rest of the news: