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NCAA denies BYU's appeal of sanctions
PROVO, Utah (AP) The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU's basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery.
BYU's appeal of penalties announced in November was denied by the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee on Wednesday.
The NCAA said a player, later revealed by BYU to be Emery, received more than $12,000 in benefits from four boosters. It ruled the school must vacate the wins and BYU was placed on probation for two years.MORE