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NCAA seeks multi-tiered penalty system

Updated: January 14, 2012, 12:06 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA outlined plans Friday to penalize repeat rule-breakers with tougher sanctions, save money by cutting football and women's basketball scholarships and trim its massive 400-page rulebook.

All of this, NCAA officials hope, can be finished by August.

"We are dealing with some very real circumstances and business as usual isn't working," said Ed Ray, the Oregon State president and chairman of the NCAA executive committee. "This is a supernormal process to get us ...

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