Saturday, October 8, 2016
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The NCAA has penalized Mississippi for violations in its women's basketball and track programs and placed the athletic department on probation through 2019.
The ruling by the committee on infractions Friday also includes show-cause penalties for several coaches involved with the two sports, including a two-year penalty for former women's basketball coach Adrian Wiggins. The NCAA cited academic fraud in the women's basketball program and impermissible recruiting by the track team.
The NCAA also accepted several of the school's previously self-imposed penalties in the case, including a 2013 postseason ban for women's basketball and restrictions in recruiting and scholarships.
The NCAA also said the investigation of the school's football team is ongoing and that inquiry has been separated from the cases involving women's basketball and track.