BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Ole Miss women's track and field team and the basketball program were placed on a three-year probation period from October 7 to October 6, 2019.
Ole Miss chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said in a statement: "We regret the violations of NCAA bylaws in both programs and have taken several steps to prevent future violations. One of my first acts as chancellor was to seek a comprehensive external review of our athletics compliance function. The review was recently completed and has confirmed to me that our compliance systems are robust while offering recommendations for areas where we can and will improve. We are pursuing the implementation of the recommendations, and we believe in our strong athletics leadership team, which shares the values of the NCAA and Ole Miss."
The NCAA committee on infractions didn't and won't review any information related to the football investigation until Ole Miss and the NCAA complete their investigation.
Ole Miss and the NCAA enforcement staff notified the NCAA committee on infractions that they needed more time to further investigate the potential allegations in the Rebels football program. They decided to separate the cases involving the football program and the women's track & field and basketball programs.