NCAA Ruling Will Not Cost Additional Scholarships for UM

NCAA Ruling Will Not Cost Additional Scholarships for UM

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. No athletically related duties during this time.

The NCAA added an additional bowl ban for 2018, which Ole Miss will appeal.

University Chancellor Jeff Vitter and Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork strongly disagreed with the bowl ban and plan to appeal the decision. A show-cause penalty means any schools wishing to hire the coaches must appear before the NCAA committee on infractions to do so.

"I think it's being a little harsh, we already imposed a one year bowl ban and lost the scholarships, so it really hurts the program and the school", Ole Miss junior Kevin Ryan said.

The university's athletic leaders appeared in front of the NCAA committee on infractions in Covington, Kentucky, on September 11-12.

That doesn't include Patterson, who would need to sit out a year before playing, leaving him two more years of potential eligibility, but with all of the turmoil around the program, at least considering his options may make sense.

Freeze, who was sacked in July for issues not related to the NCAA investigation, has received a show-cause penalty, though the length is unknown.

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According to the NCAA's official report, the three-year probation period is from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2020.

"The additional postseason ban is excessive and does not take into account the corrective actions that we have made in personnel, structure, policies and processes to address the issues", he stated.

The head coach must serve a two-conference-game suspension for the 2018 season should any NCAA school hire him between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018.

The sanctions also included the "vacation of all regular-season and postseason wins in which ineligible student-athletes competed".

Several former Ole Miss assistants and staff members received show-cause restrictions, which hinders their ability to work for schools in the NCAA. The show-cause is directly related to the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations.

Postseason ban for 2017 (self-imposed) and 2018 seasons. The school said the resignation was not in relation to the NCAA case.

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