The NCAA has concluded its investigation into the Missouri men’s basketball program, and revealed on Tuesday that boosters for Tigers athletics provided impermissible benefits to both players and their families.
According to a report from CBS Sports writer Gary Parrish, Missouri boosters provided men’s basketball players and their families with $11,402 in impermissible benefits from 2011 to 2014.
All of these transactions took place under the watch of former men’s basketball coach Frank Haith, who left to take the head coaching job at Tulsa soon after the NCAA sent a letter of inquiry about the potential infractions.
The NCAA announced Tuesday that it would accept self-imposed sanctions from the program, while also placing the Missouri men’s basketball program on probation until Aug. 1, 2017 as an additional punishment.
Tigers basketball coach Kim Anderson, who replaced Haith, said the following after Tuesday’s news became public:
“Through cooperation between NCAA personnel, the University of Missouri and our Mizzou Athletics staff, we are now able to draw this process to a close,” said Kim Anderson, according to Parrish. “It has been my desire to move our program forward since learning of what had taken place. My staff and I are fully invested in our student-athletes and helping them achieve their goals on and off the court. Our program will continue to represent the university and the state of Missouri with honor and integrity.”