Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball program is facing a one year postseason ban after NCAA violations were discovered as a part of an FBI probe. Recruiting violations were discovered by the FBI, which has an ongoing investigation into college basketball recruiting.
CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported the news via Twitter on Friday.
BREAKING: The NCAA has hit Oklahoma State with a postseason ban for the 20-21 season due to NCAA violations, per release.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 5, 2020
The violation included an employee recruiting players and promising to link them to a sports agency immediately after they committed. The transactions were caught on wiretaps and the sports agency in question was part of the FBI’s probe.
In addition to a one year postseason ban Oklahoma State is also on probation for three years, they will be forced to reduce college basketball scholarships through 2023 and the program was fined $10,000. This is among other, more specific punishments.
The school itself also self-imposed a fine on the program.
Featured Image courtesy of Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman
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