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Prairie View A&M's scholarships cut from 15 to 12 for next three years

Updated: January 8, 2008, 9:57 PM ET
Associated Press

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- The NCAA on Tuesday penalized Prairie View A&M's women's basketball team for violations attributed to unfamiliarity with rules by coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, a former Houston Comets star.

The NCAA reduced Prairie View's scholarships in women's basketball from 15 to 12 for the next three years, and the program also was placed on four years' probation for "major violations" in 2005-06 that ranged from Cooper-Dyke giving players small amounts of cash to various ...

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