Mizzou Will be Eligible for Postseason in 2017
Mizzou Basketball and coach Kim Anderson can breath a little easier today. The NCAA announced today that they have accepted the university’s self imposed penalties that included a post-season ban last year. The only additional penalties added will be one-year probation, which begins today.
The NCAA found that Mizzou failed to monitor its basketball program, then coached by Frank Haith, by not fully vetting internships that were run by athletic department boosters. Impermissible benefits, received by 11-student athletes, reportedly totaled $11,402.
As part of the self imposed sanctions, the basketball program was ineligible for the SEC tournament, or any other post-season tournament this past season. That ban will now be lifted for the upcoming season. Recruiting restrictions including calling recruits, and scholarship reductions remain.
To download the NCAA’s full report, click here.