NCAA Adds Punishment for Ole Miss


Chase Parham

On October 4, 2014, the 11th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels hosted the 3rd-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Oxford, Mississippi. Hugh Freeze goes from 39 wins to 12 wins after the vacated wins.

The vacated victories include all from 2010 (four wins), 2011 (two wins), 2012 (seven wins), 2013 (seven wins, does not include Music City Bowl), 2014 (eight wins, does not include Presbyterian game) and 2016 (five wins). Fans tore down the goalposts and carried them through Oxford in the aftermath of the victory.

MS had already served a two-year postseason ban in 2017 and 2018 and was given three years of probation, through 2020, as well as scholarship reductions and recruiting restrictions in sanctions handed down more than a year ago. Former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil's participation in games in 2013-14 caused those to be erased, but since he was suspended for the first seven games of the 2015 season before being reinstated, no games from that season are affected including the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State. "In a way, it's just a piece of paper, because you saw those games".

The NCAA's weakest and dumbest weapon is vacating games.

This was the NCAA's last lash towards Ole Miss for this incident. All we have left are stories of a time long ago when Ole Miss (apparently) upset Alabama, though no NCAA record will ever be found to prove that happened.

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