Cheyney University was placed on probation for five years by the NCAA on Thursday for multiple infractions regarding the university's lack of control over its certification process.
From 2007 through 2011, Cheyney, the nation's oldest African American university, was found to have allowed 109 student-athletes to practice, compete, and receive travel expenses and athletically related financial aid before receiving their amateur certification from the NCAA.
The Division II Committee on Infractions, which rendered the decision, also concluded that a former university compliance director did not follow proper procedures in the certification of student-athletes' eligibility.
The probation is effective immediately and runs through Aug. 20, 2019. Other penalties include the loss of NCAA voting privileges, a self-imposed postseason ban for all sports during the 2013-14 academic year, and the vacating of all wins in which ineligible student-athletes competed during the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years.