Missouri Football Banned From 2019 Post-Season

first_imgCOLUMBIA, MO – OCTOBER 19: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)According to the NCAA, a dozen Missouri athletes had coursework completed by a former university tutor.As a result, the Tigers football program has received a bowl ban for next season.The Division I committee on infractions passed down its ruling this afternoon, after finding that the tutor completed online coursework for “most” of the athletes involved.For one, however, she is said to have completed an entire course for one Tigers athlete.The Missouri baseball and softball programs also have players involved in the scandal. Both programs have been banned for this year’s post-season.The NCAA penalties also involve scholarship reductions, vacated wins, and recruiting restrictions.From 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 postseason ban for the baseball and softball programs.A 2019-20 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 penalties come ahead of what was set to be a pretty interesting year for Missouri football.After an 8-5 season culminating in a Liberty Bowl win, the Tigers got big news, winning the sweepstakes for Clemson quarterback transfer Kelly Bryant.The graduate led the Tigers to the College Football Playoff in 2017, and was hoping to develop more as a potential NFL signal caller.Mizzou QB Drew Lock is a potential first rounder in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.[NCAA]last_img

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