Mar 22, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Scott Drew during a press conference the day before the semifinals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Tyler Kaufman-US PRESSWIRE

Baylor Will Receive No Additional Punishment For NCAA Violations

There are sighs of relief in Waco, as the NCAA accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalties and put the school on three years probation after recent reports of rules violations from the men's and women's basketball teams.

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Baylor Will Receive No Additional Penalties For Recent Rules Violations

After a few tense days in Waco, the Baylor athletic department can breathe easy, as the NCAA has agreed to accept the school's self-imposed penalties for a series of NCAA rules violations it self-disclosed from the men's and women's basketball programs:

While there has been a lot of smoke around the Baylor program in recent years, none of the violations, which mainly involved improper text messaging with prospective recruits, were anywhere close to a fire.

As a result, the NCAA found the penalties the school placed on itself acceptable.

On the men's side, Scott Drew will be suspended from the first two games of conference play next season, while his program will lose one scholarship and have fewer official visits and evaluation days.

On the women's side, Kim Mulkey will be prohibited from participating in off-campus recruiting this summer and her program will lose two scholarships for next season.

For all the latest news and notes on the Baylor athletic program, head over to Our Daily Bears.

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NBC Sports: Timing Of Baylor Leak Raises Questions

Over at NBC Sports, Rob Dauster has a pretty intriguing take on the timing of the revelations about the possible sanctions facing the Baylor basketball program:

What's much more interesting is the timing of this report being leaked.

You see, Trent Johnson's decision to take the head coaching position at TCU opened up the same job at LSU. One of the names that keeps coming up as Johnson's replacement? Scott Drew. Is LSU going to hire a coach days after news breaks of a recruiting scandal he was involved in? Are they willing to make that leap when the overwhelming sentiment was "that's all you got?"

It begs the question: where did Jason King get this scoop? Did Baylor leak this story in an effort to try and keep their head coach?

King, a Baylor alumnus, is well connected with the athletic program, who gave him the access to write this excellent feature on Perry Jones III's off-court trials this season.

However, it seems unlikely that Drew would consider leaving his perch at Waco, where he regularly beats out the top programs in the country for recruits, to go to LSU, a middle-of-the-pack basketball school in the SEC.

And while Jones was likely headed for the NBA Draft regardless, the leaks may end up helping to push star freshman forward Quincy Miller out the door as well.

For all the latest breaking news on the rumors swirling around the Baylor basketball program, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas' storystream and check out Our Daily Bears as well.

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Multiple Baylor Sports Facing Possible NCAA Sanctions

The men's and women's basketball teams placed 1,200 impermissible phone calls.

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