The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association yesterday announced sanctions against Bowie State for the second time in three years.
With the exception of women's basketball, the university used ineligible student-athletes on all of its other teams in 1989-90, the CIAA said. CIAA commissioner Leon Kerry levied penalties against Bowie State last June, but the university appealed those penalties. Yesterday Kerry announced that those sanctions would be upheld.
As a result, Bowie State will forfeit all of its victories from the 1989-90 year, including the only CIAA football championship in the school's history. The Bulldogs' vacated title will go to Winston-Salem, the team it beat in the 1989 championship game. All CIAA awards from that year must also be returned.