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.
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.
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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