A we move toward Christmas; college football bowl season is upon us. However, one team will not be joining in the party. The Mississippi Rebels.
The Rebels were placed under investigation and had a head coach resign prior to the start of the year. The university then gave itself a one-year ban from playing in a bowl game.
However, the NCAA is extending that penalty an extra year and imposing additional punishments. The Rebels will lose scholarships, be fined almost 200,000 and be on four years of probation. Though the bowl ban is only this year and an extra one not two years plus the self-imposed year.
The Rebels went 6-6 this season with an interim coach.
These seem to be pretty fair punishments. I mean one of the charges is academic fraud and paying off potential recruits. Pretty serious stuff.
It maybe competitive Sec football, but this is ridiculous. Good too see them earn a fair punishment.