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NEWARK, N.J. -- The NCAA accepted Rutgers' self-imposed penalties of two years' probation and the loss of 20 total scholarships in 10 sports for violating eligibility and financial aid rules.

The school was publicly reprimanded by the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, in a ruling announced Tuesday. The committee also commended the university for "detecting and vigorously pursuing the violations."

It is the first time that Rutgers, a member of the Big East Conference, has been on probation.

The university must provide annual reports to the NCAA on compliance with academic requirements for athletic eligibility and details of its audits of student-athlete records.

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