MSU Football Loses Scholarships, Practice Time Over Grades

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – The Montana State football team has lost 1.5 scholarships and two hours of practice time per week because the players did not meet NCAA academic requirements.

The NCAA released its report Tuesday.

The Montana State football team’s grades are improving, but the four-year average is still below NCAA requirements.

The Bobcat football program was also penalized two hours of practice time per week — time which must now be spent on academic work.

The University of Montana men’s cross country team received an immediately penalty under the recent NCAA academic report. School officials could not immediately be reached to say what that penalty was.

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