STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations.
A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men's basketball player in an online class.
"Academic integrity is a core value at Mississippi State and that value guides our policies and decisions," Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum said in a school release. "Unfortunately, young people sometimes make poor decisions and those decisions have consequences."