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Ole Miss Gets Hit By NCAA

02 December, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Lamar Ellis
  • Rebels players celebrate after the game against Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss had also self-imposed other punishments in anticipation of Friday's sanctions, including scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions.

NCAA spokeswoman Stacy Osborne told ESPN that Ole Miss seniors will be permitted to transfer to another school without penalty, due to the postseason ban. The NCAA has levied further sanctions against the school's football program for a multi-layered recruiting scandal, according to a report from Steven Godfrey of SB Nation.

The crux of the amended notice of allegations, which came after former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil's draft night to forget that included an admission that he took money from Ole Miss officials and a video posted on his own social media accounts of him smoking a substance through a gas mask. "We will vigorously appeal the additional postseason ban".

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will be suspended for two conference games during the 2018 season if he's employed as a head coach at another school.

They will have an addition one year bowl ban, in addition to the self-imposed one they are now serving, meaning no bowl games until 2019.

The COI expressly agreed that I "promoted an atmosphere of compliance and expected my staff to abide by the rules". The NCAA noted that former head coach Hugh Freeze "acknowledged that upon coming to MS, he was surprised by the "craziness" of boosters trying to insert themselves into his program". An assistant coach and operations coordinator also acted unethically when they arranged the fraudulent ACT scores and arranged for a booster to provide housing and transportation to five prospects while they completed the necessary academic work to become eligible for competition.

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The Rebels will also be on probation for three more years through November 30, 2020 and must pay a financial penalty of about $179,000. There will also be a vacation of wins ineligible athletes competed in.

Now that Ole Miss has a better idea of its punishment, it can begin the process of rebuilding the program.

Matt Luke guided the Rebels to a 6-6 record this season after taking over for Freeze.

Needless to say, the school plans to appeal by next week, Bjork said.

Ole Miss reached the.500 mark after beating Mississippi State 31-28 on Thanksgiving.

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