University of Missouri files notice of appeal on NCAA sanctions

1 month 6 days 13 hours ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:11:00 PM CST February 14, 2019 in News
By: Alex Arger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri filed its notice to appeal recent NCAA sanctions Thursday, saying infractions committee "abused its discretion" by leveling dozens of harsh penalties after a cheating scandal.

Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk said the appeal process is expected to take a minimum of six months to complete and the school is "looking forward" to presenting its said.

The penalties were instituted after a former tutor said she took tests and did assignments for a number of MU's student-athletes.

"Mizzou's case involved an isolated incident within our program, however, the penalties applied are overly harsh, not in line with established precedent and negatively impact student-athletes who chose to attend the University of Missouri and had nothing to do with the actions of one rogue individual," Sterk said.

He said the NCAA seemed to give MU no credit for its help in the investigation.

"It appears that our cooperation throughout this process went largely unnoticed, which I believe will have a chilling effect and force other institutions to take a different approach in dealing with these type of issues, which will not be in the best interest of the NCAA or intercollegiate athletics," he added.

The sanctions include:

  • A 2019-20 postseason ban for the football program
  • A 2018-19 postseason ban for the baseball and softball programs
  • Three years of probation
  • 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 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 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

Once the infractions committee acknowledges the notice filed Thursday, MU will have 30 days to file the written appeal.

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