Missouri football among teams facing NCAA sanctions after academic fraud investigation

The Missouri football team learned Tuesday that it will not be eligible to play in a bowl game this year. The university’s appeal of a postseason ban and other sanctions has been denied by the NCAA.

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The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee has denied Missouri’s appeal and upheld the penalties handed to MU Athletics in January for findings of academic misconduct, sources confirmed to the Missourian on Tuesday morning. The NCAA made the official announcement at 1 p.m. CST.

  • Nick Kelly is a Missouri football reporter for the Columbia Missourian. A native of Minneapolis, Minn., he is studying magazine writing and business. Previously, he covered sports for The Boston Globe, Tampa Bay Times and The Athletic.

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