BCs state football title disappears amid sanctions from junior college governing bodies
Renegades lose games, forfeits state crown
Last Updated: 205 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield College football program was hit hard by sanctions on Wednesday.
BC announced the Southern California Football Association found the school to be in non-compliance regarding the school's student athletes, more specifically, the football team.
As a result of the findings, the BC football team will have all victories vacated from the 2011 and 2012 seasons, including the school's state title-game victory over City College of San Francisco.
A booster club, The Helmet Club, was found to have been involved in most of the violations. The club was not an affiliation of the school.
Among the violations included:
*Paying students for work with funds raised by a non-affiliated booster club. The work was arranged outside of the watch of BC and was afforded to football players only.
*Housing 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.
*Providing a pre-game dinner to football student-athletes before home game.
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