The penalties were added to those the school already had imposed on itself. The scholarship losses will affect the football, baseball, and men's and women's basketball teams
The NCAA announcement concludes an episode that began in March 1995 and has slowly unfolded. The NCAA began investigating in February 1996 and the school conducted an internal audit in October 1997.
In April, Tech put itself on three years' probation and limited its scholarships in six sports. The NCAA did not take any more scholarships from the men's golf and women's soccer teams.
Tech has admitted allowing 81 athletes to compete while academically ineligible from 1991-97, and that four sports awarded too much scholarship money.