This morning, ESPN's Mark Schlabach broke news that the NCAA had been investigating Georgia Southern for an unknown infraction.
NCAA will release report on Georgia Southern at noon ET. Ga. Southern spokesman says school is prohibited from identifying sport(s) affected— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2016
When the report from the NCAA was released at noon eastern, he revealed that the assistant compliance director and an athlete services official had provided three Eagle football players with impermissible academic benefits.
2 former Georgia Southern staff members accused of providing improper academic assistance to three football players pic.twitter.com/OK7wtEbJyv— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2016
The punishment handed down by the NCAA results in two years probation for GS, along with the loss of two football scholarships, as well as reduced football evaluations by head coach Tyson Summers and the coaching staff.
Georgia Southern placed on two years' probation and loss of two FB scholarships pic.twitter.com/8fX6XBafXO— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2016
Ga. Southern still eligible for bowl. Given it was an asst. compliance director & athlete services official, it could have been worse
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2016
For anyone interested in reading the full report, it can be found here.