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The NCAA placed Air Force's football program on a two-year suspension for violating NCAA rules.

According to the NCAA, the Air Force Academy and four individuals involved in the alleged violations reached an agreement about penalties. A fifth person is fighting the allegations and his case will be resolved through an infraction hearing.

According to sources, the Falcons were being investigated for hosting high school prospects during dead periods in 2020 and giving them improper benefits.

One of the coaches involved in the investigation was a former Falcons defensive line coach. He resigned as Wisconsin's inside linebackers coach on May 13.

The Air Force and four individuals who didn't contest the allegations asked the Division I Committee on Infractions to publicly release the findings so they could immediately begin serving the penalties.

The COI will not make a final ruling until the fifth individual's case is over.

Gary Miller, chief hearing officer for the infractions panel and president at Akron, said in a statement that the COI appreciated the efforts of the parties to reach agreement on the violations, levels, classifications, and significant and meaningful penalties. Air Force has gone above and beyond in its approach to this case, according to the panel.

A fine will be paid by the Falcons. There will be a reduction in official visits over the next two academic years.

Show-causes were given to the individuals involved.

The NCAA Division I board of directors adopted proposals that they hope will increase cooperation and transparency during the process and speed up the adjudication of cases.