Georgetown Baseball Team Placed on Three Years Probation

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Georgetown's baseball program has been placed
on three years' probation by the NCAA because 26 players received a
total of more than $60,000 in excess pay from 2001-07 in a work-study program.

The university president says it's the first major NCAA rules infraction at the school.

The penalty comes about a year after Georgetown concluded its own investigation and reported the violations to the NCAA.

Georgetown says the problem was timekeeping irregularities: Athletes did the work they were supposed to - such as field maintenance and laundry - but were paid more than they should have been.