STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) _ Georgia Southern confirmed charges of NCAA rules violations in its basketball program, and imposed sanctions on itself, including loss of TV rights and scholarships.

``We are imposing penalties and corrective actions on ourselves,'' said Southern president Nicholas Henry.

He said Georgia Southern sent its 50-page report to the NCAA on Thursday. The NCAA's Committee on Infractions will issue a final report later.

Coach Frank Kerns and two of his assistants resigned after the allegations surfaced in November.

``When the NCAA's investigation is completed, the NCAA will have the option of accepting our self-imposed penalties as its own, discarding some penalties or adding others,'' Henry said.

The school has taken or will take nine corrective actions and 10 penalties, said Dr. G. Lane Van Tassell, faculty student representative to the NCAA who headed the internal investigation.

Included among the penalties were the resignations of the three coaches, reducing the number of basketball scholarships by three in 1995-96 and by two in 1996-97, and a sanction against having any regular-season games on television in 1995-96.

The initial allegations were that Chris Parker, a junior college transfer who was awarded a scholarship but never played for Georgia Southern, received help on a correspondence course test because he was one credit short of being academically eligible.

Henry said the internal probe revealed that a faculty member, Al Young, was involved in overseeing Parker's examination.

In addition, Henry said alleged irregularities were found in a second, unrelated correspondence course taken by another player, Clint Ford.

Ford broke an ankle two days into basketball practice and never played. He left school in mid-December.

The report alleged that assistant coach Mark White paid the cost of Ford's correspondence course and provided meal money for Parker.

White resigned Nov. 28, along with Kerns and assistant Mike Backus.

Kerns had a 244-132 record at Georgia Southern and took the Eagles to three NCAA tournaments and two NITs.

Doug Durham was named interim coach for the 1994-95 season. In March, Georgia Southern hired Alabama assistant Gregg Polinsky as its new head coach.