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The NCAA has scheduled a news conference at 3 p.m. today in Indianapolis to release findings of its investigation into violations committed by the University of Memphis. The school has scheduled a presser to follow it.
The Commercial Appeal newspaper quoted a source close to the situation in reporting Memphis would be forced to vacate its record for the 2007-2008 season, which has a record 38 victories. John Calipari, who left Memphis for Kentucky, also had a Final Four vacated when he was the head coach at Massachusetts in 1996.
And the Memphis program will owe big bucks:
The penalties for the menâ€™s basketball violations, some of which were self-imposed by the institution and adopted by the committee, are as follows:
- Public reprimand and censure.
- Three years of probation (August 20, 2009, to August 19, 2012).
- Vacation of all wins in which the menâ€™s basketball student-athlete competed while ineligible during the 2007-08 regular season and 2008 NCAA Division I Menâ€™s Basketball Championship.
- The university must return all money it received to date through Conference USA revenue sharing for its appearance in the 2008 NCAA Division I Menâ€™s Basketball Championship. All future distributions to the university from this appearance must be withheld by the conference and forfeited to the NCAA.