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CU takes scholarship hits with classroom results

AP Sports Writer
Vail, CO Colorado

The Colorado Buffaloes have been penalized for poor performance in the classroom, losing five scholarships in football and another in men’s hoops after falling short when the NCAA released its Academic Progress Report on Wednesday.

School officials say the penalties have already been served in previous recruiting classes. Colorado signed five less recruits in football last season, as well as one less in hoops.

Colorado was the only school from the six power conferences to be punished in both sports. The Buffaloes scored 920 in football and 897 in basketball, missing the cut line of 925 in a report that measures the classroom performance of every Division I team.

Colorado State has been sanctioned as well, losing one men’s basketball scholarship.

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