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NCAA Hands Baylor Basketball 3 Years Probation

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WACO (AP) – The NCAA has put Baylor on three years of probation after a three-year investigation into hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages sent by basketball coaches to prep recruits.

The NCAA and school released the details Wednesday, and the violations were considered to be major infractions. 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, whose team won the national championship last week, also received recruiting restrictions.

All the penalties were proposed by Baylor and accepted by the NCAA infractions committee. The investigation reviewed nearly 900,000 phone and text message records, and found that 738 texts and 528 calls were impermissible under NCAA rules.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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