BCs state football title disappears amid sanctions from junior college governing bodies

Renegades lose games, forfeits state crown

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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