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Mizzou men's basketball program vacates wins from 2013-14 season

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In this April 5, 2011 file photo, Frank Haith is introduced as the new head basketball coach at the University of Missouri during a news conference in Columbia, Mo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) In this April 5, 2011 file photo, Frank Haith is introduced as the new head basketball coach at the University of Missouri during a news conference in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The University of Missouri has self-imposed sanctions on the university's men's basketball program for alleged violations occurring between 2011-14. Under these violations, the school has vacated all of it's wins from the 2013-14 NCAA basketball season as well as imposed a postseason ban for the current 2015-16 season.

Mizzou is working with the NCAA in the investigation. The violations described in a release that can be read here, break Level I,II and III infractions. Level I and II are considered major infractions, while Level III and IV are minor.

A major Level I violation included an unnamed donor providing "impermissible benefits to three men's basketball student-athletes and one prospective men's basketball student-athlete from 2013-2014." The donor paid these recruits for a summer internship work program, for which they supposedly didn't do any work. He also reportedly provided housing and cash, along with iPads and free access to a local gym without membership.

Another donor allegedly provided 11 student-athletes and three family members with impermissible benefits, between the 2011-14 seasons. That was another Level I violation.

In the now-vacated season, the Tigers went 23-11 before dropping to Southern Mississippi in the second round of the NIT.

Between 2011-14, Frank Haith was Mizzou's head coach. Haith moved to Tulsa as the head men's basketball coach in the 2014-15 season. Mike Alden was the Director of Athletics, until resigning after 17 years in August 2015. 

"We have already taken many proactive steps to address concerns, including appropriate self-imposed sanctions," current Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades said in a statement in the press release. "We will win at Mizzou and do so with integrity and class. I am satisfied the University fully cooperated with the NCAA and will continue to do so. We must do better and we will. Our working relationship with the current men's basketball staff is strong and I am confident in their commitment to upholding our standards and values for Mizzou athletics."

Mizzou also imposed a postseason ban for this season, including the SEC Tournament. The team lost one scholarship for the current season and will lose another no later than 2017-18.

The infractions all occurred under the previous coaching staff. Kim Anderson was hired as the head coach last season.

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