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NCAA, Oklahoma State Call Claims In Sports Illustrated Series 'Fundamentally Unfounded'

The results from the NCAA's investigation into Oklahoma State's football program are in, and in a joint statement today, both the NCAA and university called the allegations of misconduct by the team in a controversial Sports Illustrated series as "fundamentally unfounded." After the statement was released, Oklahoma State released a video in which president Burns Hargis discussed its findings.

Despite this, the NCAA did issue a notice of allegations to the university that outlines three potential Level II violations.

According to the NCAA's website, a Level II violation is a "significant breach of conduct."

Violations that provide or are intended to provide more than a minimal but less than a substantial or extensive recruiting, competitive or other advantage; includes more than a minimal but less than a substantial or extensive impermissible benefit

While no school wants to face three significant breach of conduct allegations, it's certainly better than facing a host of Level I violations, which claim a "severe breach of conduct."

The Cowboys football team will West Virginia at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN and it is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 P.M. EST.