So, yeah, the same line that jumped out at you jumped out at me as well. It was helpfully bolded by the editor on duty, and should've been. Here it is:
If Tech commits another major infraction before Nov. 17, 2010, it will be subject to added penalties as a repeat violator.
Uh-oh. We don't yet know the timeline of the alleged violations that will be revealed this afternoon, but we do know there's a very, very slim span of time in which a violation could've occurred that wouldn't fall within that extra-probationary probationary period (the NCAA is weird). Georgia Tech fans are now in the bizarre position of hoping Paul Johnson's staff was found to have committed a NCAA violation within the past eight months.