BU men’s, women’s hoops placed on probation

Lariat staff

The NCAA has accepted Baylor’s self-imposed penalties and will not add further penalties for recruiting infractions involving impermissible telephone calls and text messages, according to a university press release Wednesday.

Men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew will be suspended for the first two conference games of the 2012-13 season, as the NCAA cited him for “failure to monitor.” Former assistant men’s basketball coach Mark Morefield was given a one-year show-cause order for his role in the violations, meaning he will be prohibited from any recruiting activity.

Men’s basketball also lost one scholarship this year and will lose one for next season, will be reduced five official visits for next season and reduced 15 recruiting evaluation days.

Women’s basketball will also be reduced two scholarships for next season. Head coach Kim Mulkey will not be able to participate in any off-campus recruiting in the month of July, which is the full summer recruiting period. Assistant coach Damion McKinney will not be able to place any recruiting calls during a four-month period from January to April, 2012.