NCAA puts Baylor basketball on 3 years' probation

NCAA puts Baylor basketball on 3 years' probation

POSTED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 9:14pm

WACO, Texas — The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams.

The violations were considered to be major infractions, and they were announced less than a week after the Lady Bears won the national championship with the first 40-0 season in NCAA history.

Still, it could have been much worse for Baylor. All of the penalties were proposed by the school and accepted by the NCAA after a review of nearly 900,000 phone and text message records found that 738 texts and 528 calls were against the rules.

Read more here at The Houston Chronicle.

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