Missouri basketball to vacate entire 2013-14 due to violations

The Missouri men’s basketball team will have its entire 2013-14 season vacated due to major NCAA violations found within the program, according to Jeff Rosen of The Kansas City Star.

BREAKING: Details to come, but major NCAA violations found in #Mizzou basketball program. Entire 2013-14 season to be vacated.

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

In terms of what the violations against the program were, Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweeted that they were related to impermissible benefits and that Missouri would not participate in the 2016 postseason, with Rosen adding further details.

Missouri announces details of NCAA investigation into impermissible benefits & self-imposed a one-year postseason ban for the 2015-16 season

— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 13, 2016

Missouri will not participate in the 2016 SEC tournament

— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 13, 2016

Mizzou spent 19 months assisting NCAA w/investigation into impermissible benefits. MU imposed postseason ban for 2015-16.

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

Major violations include impermissible benefits (two instances) by donors and failure to monitor summer internship program.

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

Donor provided student-athletes with a “friends & family” reduced rate at a hotel as well as meals and a ride on a recreational boat…

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

MU "self-imposed the loss of one … scholarship in 2015-16 and an additional scholarship loss to be incurred no later than 2017-18"

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

Report states "there is no evidence that any current staff members were aware of the violations." Presumably clears Kim Anderson. #mizzou

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

Kim Anderson, current #mizzou head coach: "I hurt for our kids more than anything and for our only senior Ryan Rosburg in particular…"

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

Infractions occurred as far back as 2011, when Frank Haith arrived. NCAA first learned of possible #Mizzou violations in December 2013.

— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 13, 2016

The 2012-13 season was coach Frank Haith’s last with Missouri and the team’s second in the SEC. The Tigers went 23-12 (9-9 SEC) and were eliminated in the second round of the NIT, and Haith left to become the head coach at Tulsa shortly thereafter. This is not the first time that Haith’s name has been attached to violations within a program, as he was found to have been connected in a small way to the Nevin Shapiro scandal that rocked the University of Miami in the early to mid 2000s and was suspended for five games in his first year at Missouri.

Needless to say, given how all of this appears to have happened under Haith’s watch, don’t be shocked if the NCAA comes after him hard when it publicizes all of its findings.

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