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NCAA strips U of O of scholarships

The NCAA has taken away a scholarship for each of the next three seasons and placed Oregon’s football program on probation for three years for recruiting violations under previous coach Chip Kelly.

The NCAA’s Division I Infractions Committee released a report on Wednesday that found Kelly and the university failed to monitor the program.

The NCAA has been looking into Oregon’s recruiting practices since questions arose over a 2010 payment of $25,000 to Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service, Complete Scouting Services.

Lyles had a connection with an Oregon recruit.

Oregon will lose one initial scholarship, from a maximum of 25, in each of the next two academic years and had its total number of scholarships reduced by one from a maximum of 85 each of the next three seasons.

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