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NCAA announces sanctions against SEMO

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The Southeast Missouri State men's and women's basketball teams have been hit with several penalties for NCAA violations.

The NCAA announced the penalties Thursday for violations that included impermissible benefits to men's and women's players; the presence of men's coaching staff members during summer strength and conditioning activities; and observation by coaches at offseason pickup games.

The violations occurred in 2006 through 2008.

The programs were placed on probation through June 17, 2013. The men's team lost one scholarship. The NCAA also ordered the men's team to vacate wins in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

Men's coach Scott Edgar was fired late last year.

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