College Softball News

Mizzou Banned from Postseason Play for One Year

The University of Missouri football, baseball, and softball programs have all been hit with sanctions following an NCAA investigation.

This investigation was initiated by reports of a tutor who completed course work for 12 student-athletes across the above mentioned programs. Below are official statements from Mizzou’s Chancellor, Alexander N. Cartwright, and Director of Athletics Jim Sterk.

Softball is banned from 2019 postseason play while other punishments include a three year probation, a five percent reduction in scholarships during the 2019-2020 academic year, and other recruiting restrictions. Complete list of sanctions listed below:

Larissa Anderson is currently in her first year at the helm of the Tigers’ program. While a berth to the NCAA Tournament this season could be more of a challenge for the 2019 team to achieve, it is assumed this would also eliminate them from being able to complete in the SEC Tournament.

Arguably the biggest impact on the softball program may be the above mentioned recruiting restrictions and reduction in scholarships as Anderson works to sign big recruits and potentially entice transferring student-athletes.

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