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Oklahoma placed on three years' probation

Posted on: November 11, 2011 3:13 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2011 3:17 pm

By Jeff Borzello

This is the last thing the Oklahoma basketball program needed heading into another rebuilding season.

The NCAA announced on Friday afternoon that the Sooners have been placed on three years of probation and issued a $15,000 fine for violations in the basketball program.

The Division I infractions committee vacated all 13 wins from Oklahoma’s 09-10 season, removed a scholarship and also placed limitations on its recruiting.

The punishment stems from former assistant coach Oronde Taliaferro failing to report that a player received an extra benefit, lying to investigators in the process.

Oklahoma was still on probation from violations involving Kelvin Sampson’s phone calls infractions when these rules violations occurred. According to the NCAA, a repeat violator could have their sport dropped for at least one season.

For the latest updates on Oklahoma's violations and subsequent punishment, go here

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