Baylor Bears Probation

by David
(Harrodsburg, KY)

I read in the Lexington Herald-Leader today, 12 April 2012, that Baylor has been placed on three years probation Baylor Teams placed on probation. What affect will that have on their basketball teams?

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Sep 16, 2013
No Additional Penalties For Baylor
by: Dennis Berry

Fortunately for the Baylor Bears they will not be facing additional penalties from the NCAA. Baylor's men and women were found to have made more than 1,200 impermissible phone calls and texts messages during a 29 month period. The findings came as part of an investigation of nine athletic programs.

The NCAA announced that they accepted the self-imposed penalties the school placed on itself. Baylor was placed on three years of probation. Neither the men nor women will be placed on post season probation or have to vacate any wins.

It could have been worse as the violations are considered major infractions. The NCAA released its ruling on Wednesday.

Along with probation the men's program will also face these penalties:

  • 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.

Head coach Scott Drew was suspended for two Big 12 games for failing to monitor the program. The one year show cause is for former assistant coach Mark Morefield who committed a major violation when he tried to get two AAU coaches to lie to the NCAA about text messages he sent.

The women's team also received the following penalties:

  • 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.

None of the penalties should affect the either program from continued success. The loss of scholarships for both programs will only limit the players that each can bring in for the next three classes. Both coaches will also be limited on what they can do when it comes to recruiting.

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