Mar 22, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Scott Drew during a press conference the day before the semifinals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Tyler Kaufman-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Places Baylor On Probation For 3 Years

On the heels of the most successful season in school history, Baylor athletics has been placed on probation for three years by the NCAA.

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NCAA Levies No Further Penalties On Baylor Basketball Programs

The NCAA has elected to accept Baylor’s self-imposed sanctions and not levy any additional penalties of their own against the university’s athletic program.

This announcement comes on the heels of a report detailing the discovery of more than 1,200 impermissible phone calls and text messages made over a 29-month span. These violations mainly involved the men’s and women’s basketball teams, but included nine Baylor athletic programs in total.

“We are grateful that this matter has been resolved and that the NCAA Committee on Infractions has agreed to the facts of this case as reported,” said Baylor president Ken Starr.

The full list of sanctions, according to the release from the NCAA, include:

- Public reprimand and censure.

- Three years of probation from April 11, 2012, through April 10, 2015.

For Men’s basketball:

- The head men’s basketball coach must be suspended from all coaching duties during the first two conference games of the 2012-13 season.

- One-year show-cause order for former assistant men’s basketball coach, which prohibits any recruiting activity.

- Reduction of one scholarship (from 13 to 12) for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

- Reduction of five official visits (from 12 to 7) for the 2012-13 academic year.

- Reduction of 15 recruiting evaluation days (from 130 to 115) for the 2012-13 academic year.

For Women’s basketball:

- Reduction of two scholarships (from 15 to 13) for the 2011-12 academic year.

- The head women’s basketball coach will not participate in off-campus recruiting for the full summer recruiting period (July 1 – 31, 2012).

- An assistant women’s basketball coach will not place any recruiting calls during a four-month period from January through April, 2012.


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