Ole Miss Reportedly Charged With NCAA Rules Violations

    According to Yahoo Sports, Ole Miss will be charged by NCAA for various violations in three sports, including football.

    January 29, 2016

    According to Yahoo Sports, Ole Miss will be charged by NCAA for various violations in three sports, including football.

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    Report: Ole Miss to get hit with rules violations

    According to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports, the NCAA is charging Ole Miss with rules violations in football, women’s basketball, and track and field, but the exact charges and to which sports have yet to surface.

    There’s bad timing, and there’s bad timing coming a few days before National Signing Day when Ole Miss is bringing in a fantastic recruiting class.

    There were plenty of allegations and lots of anger thrown at the Ole Miss football program after head coach Hugh Freeze signed on his epic 2013 recruiting class, getting future NFL top draft picks Robert Nkemdiche, Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell – and plenty of other stars. But nothing ever surfaced.

    Freeze vehemently fought anyone and everyone who dared question how he and the program could beat out all the other top SEC programs for so many elite talents – daring the naysayers to come up with any proof of wrongdoing – claiming it was all sour grapes from rival coaches and fan bases. And that may very well be the case.

    According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, this might be all about the past. 

    The investigation reportedly started before Freeze ever got to Ole Miss, and when it all comes out from the NCAA the problems might not have anything to do with the past few seasons, but considering the recruits in the mix in this year’s class, this isn’t a positive.

    Scout.com has Ole Miss currently ranked third with a 2013-like haul of phenomenal gets including QB Shea Patterson, OT Greg Little, TE Octavious Cooley and CB Jaylon Jones, some of the several top prospects at their respective positions coming in. Several of the top uncommitted prospects supposedly have the Rebels on their short lists, and now, over the next few days, they’re about to get flooded with calls from rival schools sure to highlight the uncertainty with the NCAA.

    Even if Freeze has nothing to do with any of these violations, if the program gets put on probation for past sins, that’s obviously going to be an issue in the recruiting world.

    Even so, there aren’t any expectations of 11th hour flips, and it’s going to be a long process no matter how this all shakes out.


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