NCAA places Weber State on probation for 3 years

The NCAA has imposed sanctions on Weber State after it found that a math instructor had improperly helped Wildcats football players.

The NCAA put Weber State on probation for three years, reduced scholarships for the football program and imposed $5,000 in fines for violating ethical conduct rules.

The NCAA says the math instructor completed coursework for five players, giving them hints about formulas and help with quizzes and test answers.

Weber State and its athletic department became aware of the possible violation early last year. After an initial investigation, the Wildcats self-reported the issue to the NCAA last fall.