NCAA finds Mizzou failed to monitor program


The NCAA’s investigation of Missouri has come to a close with little in the way of new sanctions on the Tigers’ program.

It was found that Missouri “failed to monitor its men’s basketball program” and two boosters provided “impermissible inducements and extra benefits” to the tune of $11,402 dating back to former coach Frank Haith’s tenure. The school will spend the next year under probation, but no further sanctions past previously self-imposed ones will be levied.

The NCAA found that one Missouri booster employed three players and one prospect as interns and paid them despite work not being performed while also providing them housing, iPads, meals and use of the booster’s car.

Another booster was found to have given 11 players discounted lodging rates while also providing impermissible benefits to three family members of a player.

The Tigers already imposed a postseason ban on themselves for last season along with recruiting days reductions, disassociations from the boosters in question, a reduction in scholarships and the vacation of wins in the 2013-14 season.

Haith left the Tigers for Tulsa four days after the NCAA sent Missouri its letter of inquiry in 2014. Kim Anderson has gone 19-44 as the Tigers’ head coach the past two seasons.