NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk State's athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation found the school had allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years.
The school and the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions announced the decision Thursday.
The violations were discovered by the school after the 2011-12 academic year and reported to the NCAA. The school also self-imposed penalties, including a $5,000 fine. The NCAA report stated the university also imposed "meaningful corrective measures and penalties."
The violations covered 13 sports; victories were vacated in 2009 women's bowling (27), 2009 volleyball (9), 2009 football (7), 2010 football (6), 2011 baseball (13), 2011 softball (20), 2011 men's tennis (6) and 2011 football (9).
"We were very proactive in addressing the situation," athletic director Marty Miller told the Virginian-Pilot. "The NCAA felt we were very honest. We weren't hiding anything.
"It was just an error."