Ole Miss Reportedly Receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA: Details, Reaction

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2016

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze leads his team to the field prior to their NCAA college football game against LSU  in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi has aspirations of competing for SEC titles. No. 11 Ole Miss (4-0, 1-0) plays No. 3 Alabama (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014,  in its biggest home game in more than a decade.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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The University of Mississippi has reportedly received an official NCAA notice of 30 alleged violations across football, women's basketball and track and field. 

Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports reported the news Friday.

Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report provided a statement from Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork:

The university has 90 days to respond to the allegations, at which point a Committee on Infractions hearing will be set. The exact nature of the allegations isn't yet public, and the NCAA doesn't comment on ongoing investigations, per Forde.

In October 2014, Forde initially broke the news that Ole Miss was under investigation, mainly for alleged violations related to the women's basketball team. Most of those attributed to the football team occurred prior to the start of head coach Hugh Freeze's tenure in 2012.

The Rebels are 34-18 in four seasons under Freeze, including a 10-win season in 2015 that featured a victory over Alabama and a Sugar Bowl triumph.

Defensive tackle Herbert Moore believes Ole Miss' success is part of why they're being persecuted, and he let everyone know about it in a series of tweets:

It's funny cause you can see the fear in everybody's heart. False allegations is really pathetic. If you ain't got haters you ain't poppin. It's funny how they make stuff up before the big recruiting weekend. For the haters. You can't stop nothing that's God given. So good luck with that. Can't wait to see everyone face when the lies blow up in they face. It's all good tho.  The fear you see in everybody is hilarious. Yea we coming. But I'm done. Everyone don't be entertained by the non-sense.

One of the few blemishes on Mississippi's season was the seven-game suspension of star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil for accepting improper benefits.

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported "most" of the notice regarding Freeze's regime concerns the Tunsil situation.

Potential punishments for the alleged violations, should Ole Miss be found guilty, are unknown at this time, but the Mississippi football team is expected to be a force in the SEC once again in 2016 with a strong defense and quarterback Chad Kelly returning for his senior season.


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