The NCAA Committee on Infractions released its decision Wednesday related to allegations the Oregon football program improperly used a scouting service in 2010.
Additional violations included impermissible contacts with recruits, the two-year investigation determined.
The committee ordered the Oregon football program to be on probation until Jan. 25, 2016, and receive a public reprimand. The number of initial scholarships the program may offer was reduced by one for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, which was a sanction the university imposed on itself.
Also, the school had its number of contacts with potential players reduced.
Perhaps most important for Oregon, however, is that the sanctions don't include a post-season ban, leaving the Ducks eligible for bowl and Bowl Championship Series appearances.
Chip Kelly, who was the Oregon head coach in the timeframe investigated, was ordered to answer to a show-cause order to be eligible to return to college coaching in the next 18 months. However, Kelly left Oregon in January to become coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.
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