The Ole Miss NCAA ruling: What you need to know

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The show cause means any school wanting to hire Freeze and those coaches would have to appear before the infractions committee.

The additional bowl ban means that players now with the program have the ability to transfer to other FBS institutions without sitting out a year as generally mandated by the NCAA. That could lead other programs to make a run on Ole Miss' roster, and it also might contribute to players deciding to leave school for the NFL.

Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, who resigned in July because of off-field issues, is also charged with failure to monitor his staff.

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The NCAA will officially announce its sanctions later Friday, but reports from SBNation and ESPN note that the school will receive four years probation, a two-year total bowl ban (one additional year from what has already been self-imposed) and see a reduction of 13 additional scholarships over three years on top of the 11 over four years that Ole Miss self-imposed. The NCAA noted that former head coach Hugh Freeze "acknowledged that upon coming to MS, he was surprised by the "craziness" of boosters trying to insert themselves into his program". Luke had the interim tag removed on Sunday when he was officially named head coach.

The complicated case consisted of 21 alleged violations, including 15 that were Level I, which the NCAA considers the most serious.

Freeze says that he is disappointed that the NCAA found he was in violation of head coaching bylaws but that he will accept his punishment and not appeal any part of it. Ole Miss - which previously had agreed to self-impose a one-year postseason ban, for this season - now likely will miss the 2018 postseason as well. An assistant coach and operations coordinator also acted unethically when they arranged the fraudulent ACT scores and arranged for a booster to provide housing and transportation to five prospects while they completed the necessary academic work to become eligible for competition. That resulted in a second Notice of Allegations that dealt with recruiting violations that were unrelated to Tunsil but discovered due to the Tunsil incident extending the inquiry. The school met with the NCAA Committe on Infractions in September, and the school is set to release the official findings at some point this morning.

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