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The football baseball and softball programs to face postseason bans

Jay Binkley
January 31, 2019 - 12:33 pm

The Missouri Tigers football, baseball and softball programs took a hit today by the NCAA.

Reaction from The Drive:


Discipline per the NCAA release:

The committee used the Division I membership-approved infractions penalty guidelines to prescribe the following measures:

Three years of probation.

A 10-year show-cause order for the former tutor. During that period, any NCAA member school employing the tutor must restrict her from any athletically related duties.

A 2018-19 academic year postseason ban for the baseball and softball programs.

A 2019-20 academic year postseason ban for the football program.

A vacation of records in which football, baseball and softball student-athletes competed while ineligible. The university must provide a written report containing the matches impacted to the NCAA media coordination and statistics staff within 45 days of the public decision release.

A 5 percent reduction in the amount of scholarships in each of the football, baseball and softball programs during the 2019-20 academic year.

Recruiting restrictions for each of the football, baseball and softball programs during the 2019-20 academic year, including:

A seven-week ban on unofficial visits.

A 12.5 percent reduction in official visits.

A seven-week ban on recruiting communications.

A seven-week ban on all off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations.

A 12.5 percent reduction in recruiting-person or evaluation days.

A disassociation of the tutor. Details of the disassociation can be found in the public report (self-imposed by the university).

A fine of $5,000 plus 1 percent of each of the football, baseball and softball budgets

-The big question is new transfer QB kelly Bryant who transferred from Clemson.   Will he stay?

Mizzou coach Barry Odom weighs in:

Missouri AD Jim Sterk will appeal this:

Statement from the University of Missouri:

Columbia, Mo. – Below are statements from University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright and Director of Athletics Jim Sterk relative to today’s announcement by the NCAA Infractions Committee:

Statement from University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright:

“Under Jim Sterk’s tremendous leadership, he has instilled a culture of integrity and purpose in our program and has been a champion for academic excellence. His commitment to the “Win it Right” attitude is on display within Mizzou athletics and our talented student-athletes. As we appeal this harsh and inconsistent decision, we are fortunate to have a leader of Jim’s ability to lead our program and our athletes. We are grateful to our alumni, friends and supporters for their support and commitment to Mizzou athletics, which we all know plays a vital role at this great university.”

Statement From Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk:

“Once these issues were brought to our attention in November 2016, the university moved swiftly and fully cooperated with the NCAA Enforcement staff to jointly investigate the allegations that were made. We are shocked and dismayed by the penalties that have been imposed today and will aggressively fight for what is right.

The Committee on Infractions has abused its discretion in applying penalties in this case, and the University will immediately appeal this decision that has placed unfair penalties on our department and programs. It is hard to fathom that the University could be cited for exemplary cooperation throughout this case, and yet end up with these unprecedented penalties that could unfairly and adversely impact innocent current and future Mizzou student-athletes.

It is important to note that this was the action of one individual, who acted unilaterally and outside of the expectations that we have established for our staff members.

I assure our alumni, friends and our community that the deeply disappointing actions of that one individual do not reflect the values and expectations we hold for our staff. Mizzou coaches, student-athletes and staff are committed to upholding our core values of respect, integrity, gratitude, humility and togetherness. We will move forward living up to our frequently stated ideal of “Win it Right” and vigorously defend this unjust penalty.”


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