Missouri banned from bowl game after NCAA academic fraud probe


January 31, 2019 1:29pm EST January 31, 2019 1:29pm EST American Football, English, Missouri, ncaa-football The NCAA found a tutor provided inappropriate assistance to 12 athletes across three differe’

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Missouri will not be allowed to play in a bowl game following the 2019 season after an NCAA investigation determined a former tutor completed classwork for 12 athletes across three sports.’

The Mizzou baseball and softball teams also will be banned from postseason play this year as part of the penalties handed down Thursday, the NCAA announced.’

Yolanda Kumar told the Kansas City Star in 2016 she had improperly assisted athletes, prompting the investigation.’

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Sterk tells ex-tutor MU probe shows she provided academic benefits

Jesse Hall and the columns on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, pictured on July 28, 2010. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford, [email protected]

COLUMBIA, MO. ‘Missouri athletics director Jim Sterk wrote a recent letter to former Mizzou tutor-turned-NCAA whistle blower Yolanda Kumar saying that MU’s investigation revealed she provided MU athletes impermissible academic benefits, as she has claimed publicly since the fall of 2016.

In March 2017, Kumar told the Post-Dispatch she met with NCAA and Mizzou officials in January of that year and admitted she helped 42 MU athletes commit varying degrees of academic fraud. Kumar later offered to sell her documented evidence online so she could pay off her tuition bills. Last year, Kumar said she told the NCAA she completed assignments for students from all sports but only completed courses or took exams for football players and men’s basketball players.

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