NCAA Places Mississippi State on Three-year Probation

STARKVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi State’s basketball and football programs were slapped with a three-year probation by the NCAA on Friday. An investigation revealed that a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men’s basketball player in an online class. The university, which could have been banned from post-season play, removed the student tutor from university employment and made the original report to the NCAA about the incidents. Among other penalties, ten Mississippi State football players will miss eight games in the upcoming season, and the school will lose one scholarship for the 2020-21 basketball season and two scholarships for both the 2021 and 2022 football seasons.



8 Comments on "NCAA Places Mississippi State on Three-year Probation"

  1. Sad when an individual thinks this behavior is ok so athletes can continue to play when THEIR focus should be on THEIR education. The athletes and, probably the coaches, were aware of that was going on….sad day when the educational institution is not assisting the students to honestly complete the path to graduation and to a brighter future. Sports have become too big a business for colleges and universities.

  2. Susannah McCafferty Sanders

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