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Ole Miss Football Self-Imposes One-Year Bowl Ban

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There will be no bowling for the Ole Miss football program in 2017.

On Wednesday evening, the university updated its NCAA case with a 20-minute video released on social media.

The Rebels have responded by self-imposing a one-year postseason bowl ban for the upcoming season.

Ole Miss, which has been charged with “lack of institutional control,”will forfeit its portion of the SEC postseason revenue which is approximately $7.8 million as a result of the bowl ban.

The video also detailed new allegations against the program. Ole Miss had previously had 13 allegations from the NCAA, but that number is now up to 21.

“Today, Chancellor Vitter, Coach Freeze and I met with our football team and football staff and informed them of the postseason decision.  As you might imagine, this was difficult news to share with our young men and coaches,” athletics director Ross Bjork announced.

“They will pay a price for the actions of a few, but I am confident that we will rebound from this adversity because of the strong foundation already in place.  The future of our athletics program will continue to be determined by our commitment to core values combined with a positive attitude and hard work.”

Here is the announcement:

The university also released a full transcript from the video message, which you can read here.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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