NCAA Upholds Penalties Against Mizzou, Including Postseason Bans

An NCAA appeals committee upheld a series of penalties against the University of Missouri (Mizzou), including postseason bans, after a tutor was found to be completing coursework for several student-athletes.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions initially penalized Mizzou in January 2019. The tutor was employed by the university from 2010 to 2016 and began to complete student coursework in the summer of 2015. The tutor interpreted a pay raise as school approval of her behavior. She completed assignments, quizzes, exams, and even an entire course …

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Ole Miss Accepts Responsibility for NCAA Violations, Self-Imposes Penalties

On Friday, May 27, 2016, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) officially accepted responsibility for NCAA violations involving the college’s football, women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s track and field programs. The violations include recruiting violations, furnishing “impermissible benefits,” such as loaning vehicles to athletes and giving cash to athletes and their families, and awarding fraudulent academic credit to student-athletes. The original NCAA notice sent to Ole Miss included 28 rule violations; 16 rule violations were classified as Level I “severe breach of conduct” offenses.…

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