(NEWSER– The University of Miami's football program will lose nine scholarships—three for each of the next three years—in retribution for the gifts that rogue booster and Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro showered on prospective players, the NCAA announced today. But it won't be banned from playing in bowl games, a possibility that had loomed over the school's 6-0 start, ESPN points out. Miami's basketball program will also lose three scholarships, and the entire athletic department will be on probation for three years.

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