With so many scandals and investigations going on in college sports right now, everyone seemed to forget that Missouri was in the midst of a major scandal, and it will cost them dearly.
On Thursday, the NCAA announced a host of punishments for various sports programs at the school, which includes a postseason ban for the football team next season. The baseball and softball teams will also be barred from this year’s postseason.
This is all due to academic tutor misconduct.
Here is a synopsis of the punishment handed down by the NCAA:
The NCAA report is out on #Mizzou. Softball and baseball banned from 2018-19 postseason. Football banned from 2019-20 postseason. Each of those programs will have a 5% reduction in scholarships for the 2019-20 year. Full penalties in the pic pic.twitter.com/oA3JCGD9sk— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) January 31, 2019
According to the NCAA, the academic tutor in question, “violated NCAA ethical conduct, academic misconduct and academic extra benefits rules when she completed academic work for 12 student-athletes.”
Meanwhile, North Carolina is getting off scot-free because they had fake classes to help athletes stay eligible, but said classes were free for everyone in the school to take.
I guess Missouri should have had the tutor do work for any student and they would have gotten away with it.