Ole Miss hasn’t been able to separate itself from NCAA probes that stretch all the way back to 2012. However, maybe there’s light at the end of the tunnel for the Rebels.
The deadline for the NCAA’s case summary was scheduled for July 22, and according to Davis Potter of Oxford Newsmedia, Ole Miss has received it.
#OleMiss has received its case summary from the NCAA. AD Ross Bjork said it’ll be released once necessary info is redacted.
— Davis Potter (@DavisEPotter) July 24, 2017
Furthermore, Antonio Morales of The Clarion-Ledger recently reported that Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork has another important item from the NCAA regarding the case.
Bjork also said Ole Miss has received its response from the NCAA regarding the university's response to the NOA.
— Antonio Morales (@AntonioCMorales) July 24, 2017
Ole Miss got its first Notice of Allegations in January 2016. Last February, the latest NOA contained a total of 21 allegations against the football program.
Among the nine new charges, Freeze was charged with violating his responsibility legislation, and the university was charged with lack of institutional control, both of which are Level I violations. The school contested both those charges, including two other Level I violations.
In June, Ole Miss sent its response to this NOA and self-imposed a one-year postseason ban and preemptively forfeited $7.8 million in postseason revenue.