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Bad grades cost Arizona four football scholarships

Updated: March 18, 2006, 2:44 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, ARIZ. -- The football team at the University of Arizona will lose four scholarships for the 2006 season because of poor academics after the NCAA rejected an appeal.

The Wildcats will still have 81 football players on scholarships, all 2006 signees will keep their scholarships, and UA can sign a full allotment in 2007.

The NCAA penalty was assessed because of a low score in the Academic Progress Report.

"We're going to confront it and take our penalty ...

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