Alabama must vacate all football victories in 2005-2007 that included players involved in violations of textbook disbursement policy, Ian R. Rapoport of the Birmingham News reports.
University officials were informed of the NCAA ruling Wednesday and a public announcement will be made today. The number of victories will be at least 10 but will not include the Crimson Tide's 2007 victory over Tennessee or its victory over Colorado in the Independence Bowl.
Alabama will be put on three more years probation and have to pay a fine. The penalties do not include scholarship losses for football, but they will put Alabama back into the NCAA's five-year "repeat-violator" window, during which punishment could be worsened for additional sanctions.
Other sports are said to be hit harder in the case that involved about 200 athletes. The investigation found that players in multiple sports "exploited the university's textbook distribution system for scholarship student-athletes to acquire texts and materials of a value greater than $100 for girlfriends, boyfriends or other student-athletes."