Ole Miss has been handed a two-year bowl ban, multiple scholarship restrictions and a fine for multiple NCAA infractions, reports Chuck Rounsaville of Ole Miss Spirit. Additionally, every coach named in the NCAA investigation has been hit with show-cause penalties of varying lengths, meaning each will be forbidden from coaching for a denoted period of time. Per SBNation, former assistant David Saunders’ show-cause runs for eight years. Former staffer Barney Farrar faces five. Current head coach Matt Luke, who took over when Hugh Freeze resigned shortly before this season, is not included in the penalties as he was not named in the investigation. The program's self-enforced bowl ban for this season will count toward the two-year ban, meaning this penalty will only keep the Rebels out of a bowl for one more season. A source told Rounsaville that the NCAA Committee on Infractions has also put the program on probation for four years, docked 13 scholarships and levied a $179,000 fine. The penalties are a result of a five-year investigation into the Ole Miss program, which was then led by Freeze.
Report: Ole Miss Receives Two-Year Bowl Ban, Former Coaches Get Show-Cause Penalties
SI - College Football | Dec 1