Missouri vowed to fight NCAA penalties against its football, baseball and softball programs, with athletic director Jim Sterk saying the case involved "an isolated incident within our program."
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University and state officials blasted the NCAA's punishment of Missouri in an academic fraud case as overly harsh.
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Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions on Thursday banned Missouri's football, baseball and softball teams from competing in the postseason this year and placed the university on three years of probation as a result of academic fraud. The decision comes after a two-year investigation into allegations that a tutor improperly assisted student-athletes in completing courses and final exams.
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