The NCAA has ruled that South Carolina failed to monitor
its athletic program and has accepted the school's proposed sanctions to cut 6 football scholarships the next 3 years and slash its official recruiting visits by more than half. South Carolina athletics director Eric Hyman said in a statement released after the NCAA ruling....
"The university regrets the past actions and decisions by individuals that resulted in violations of NCAA legislation," "We are pleased, however, that the Committee on Infractions found the corrective actions we have taken and the penalties we have self-imposed reflect the University's commitment to full compliance with NCAA rules."
There were no forfeiture of games or bowl ban attached the penalties which stemmed from athletes receiving $59,000 in impermissible benefits. The school will also pay a fine of $18,500.