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San Francisco on probation for 2 years

Updated: June 17, 2010, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The NCAA placed the University of San Francisco on probation for two years on Thursday after more than a dozen athletes spent more than $13,000 in scholarship money to improperly buy textbooks.

The school will be on probation until June 2012, but the NCAA decided against a harsher penalty such as a postseason ban.

The NCAA agreed with the school's decision to drop a men's basketball scholarship in 2008-09 and said nearly $28,000 must be donated to charity -- an amount ...

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