The NCAA put Baylor on three years of probation Wednesday after an investigation turned up hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent to prep recruits by coaches and assistants on the basketball teams.
The violations were considered to be major infractions, and they were announced less than a week after the Lady Bears won the national championship with the first 40-0 season in NCAA history.
Still, it could have been much worse for Baylor. All of the penalties were proposed by the school and accepted by the NCAA after a review of nearly 900,000 phone and text message records found that 738 texts and 528 calls were against the rules.
The NCAA said men's coach Scott Drew failed to monitor his program and will be suspended for two Big 12 games next season, in addition to recruiting restrictions. Women's coach Kim Mulkey also received recruiting restrictions.
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■ Quincy Miller has decided to stay at Baylor to play his sophomore season. Miller, one of the Big 12's top freshmen last season, announced his decision Tuesday.
His announcement came a day after Perry Jones III said he was bypassing his final two seasons of eligibility with the Bears for early entry into the NBA Draft after his sophomore season.
Miller averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while starting 35 of 37 games as Baylor advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the second time in three seasons.
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Mississippi: Men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy has had his contract extended through the 2014-15 season.
The extension was announced on Wednesday by new athletic director Ross Bjork, who said in a statement he looks forward to "watching this program get to the next level."
Kennedy has won at least 20 games in five out of six seasons, but hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament. The Rebels have played in the National Invitation Tournament five times.
FIU: Some of Isiah Thomas' former players at Florida International say they want to play elsewhere because of his firing, and that the school is refusing to release them from their scholarships.
The team sent a letter Wednesday to FIU president Mark Rosenberg and other administrators, asking for help in getting those releases and for an explanation why the Basketball Hall of Fame player was fired.
FIU fired Thomas last week after he went 26-65 in three seasons