BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield College football program was by the Southern California Football Association to be in non-compliance with several specific California Community College Athletics Associations regulations regarding BC student athletes on Tuesday.
As a result of the non-compliance findings, the BC football team has been sanctioned and will vacate all its victories for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Included in those vacated wins will be the 2012 state championship victory over City College of San Francisco.
The infractions were linked to The Helmet Club, a non-affiliated organization organized by boosters.
Among the violations the BC football team committed were:
*Paying students for work raised by a non-affiliated booster club. The work was arranged outside the oversight of BC, and was provided to football student athletes only.
*Providing housing for BC football student athletes from outside the permissible recruiting area in lodging facilitated by staff.
*Facilitating the payment of rent to the owner of the housing.
*Providing a weekly meal to football student athletes which were subsidized by boosters.
In addition, the BC football team is ineligible for postseason play in the 2013 season.