NCAA rules Arkansas State must forfeit wins

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The NCAA has thrown out Arkansas State victories in football and basketball from the 2005-07 seasons for using ineligible players.

The NCAA also said Friday that it has cut one football and one basketball scholarship for two years.

The penalties stem from the school allowing 31 ineligible athletes during the 2005-08 seasons because of a failure to meet NCAA rules on progress-toward-degree requirements. The violations were originally discovered during an internal audit, and ASU reported them to the NCAA.

The school offered to forfeit six football wins from the 2006 season, four from 2005, 15 men's basketball wins from the 2006-07 season, 12 basketball wins from 2005-06 and others from baseball and women's soccer.

The committee agreed with the self-imposed penalties for the school, which will be on probation for two years.

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