Bakersfield College Appeal Of Sanctions Against Football Program Is Denied

Gades Officials Say They Will Appeal To CCCAA

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield College has learned that the school's appeal of sanctions to the football program, in relation to revealed violations, was denied by the Southern California Football Association.

The school received word of the decision on Monday morning, but released the information on Tuesday.

BC filed the appeal two weeks ago for what they termed were "unfair, unreasonable and unwarranted" sanctions against the program.

School officials say an internal investigation revealed there were no violations of the California Community Colleges Athletic Association (CCCAA) bylaws regarding subsidies or recruitment inducements.

The evidence was presented in the appeal document submitted to the SCFA Appeals Board for consideration.

In a press release this morning, Bakersfield College leadership has maintained that any appropriate penalties should be levied on the institution only and not on the student athletes who maintain high standards of excellence in the classroom and on the playing field.

According to the SCFA memo on June 24, Bakersfield College has ten working days to submit an appeal to the CCCAA.

BC is preparing it's appeal to the CCCAA.

On May 14, Bakersfield College received a communication from the Southern California Football Association, and a second from the California Community College Athletic Association, requiring the college vacate all wins of the 2011 and 2012 football seasons, including the 2012 state championship.

The Bakersfield College football team has also been placed on a post-season ban for the 2013 season, and will be on probation for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

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