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Virginia Tech AD Babcock Ends Speculation About Possibly Fining Football Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock last night said that the athletic department "won’t fine athletes as a disciplinary measure, which was a response to Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster suggesting docking cost-of-attendance money could be a possibility for the program," according to Norm Wood o...

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