And this was after OU self-reported violations.
The Sooners said they would appeal part of the NCAA's decision.
"In light of all the circumstances surrounding this case and as a matter of principle, the university has decided to appeal two elements of this decision -- the penalty of erasing the 2005 season record and the finding of failure to monitor," Oklahoma president David L. Boren said in a statement.
"We do not believe that erasing the 2005 season from the record books is fair to the over 100 student athletes and coaches who played by the rules and worked their hearts out for a successful season that year," Boren said.
The penalties, announced Wednesday by the NCAA, stem from a case involving two players, including the Sooners' starting quarterback, who were kicked off the team for being paid for work they had not performed at a Norman car dealership.Now the NCAA needs to focus all of its resources on the corrupt band of criminals posing as student athletes in south central as well as all of their cling-on enablers.