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Creighton Placed on Two Years Probation But Escapes Serious Punishment from NCAA Investigation

Former Creighton men’s basketball assistant Preston Murphy has been issued a two-year show cause penalty, and the program has been placed on two years probation as a result of an NCAA investigation related to CU’s links to the college basketball bribery scandal, which was uncovered by the FBI in 2017.

The NCAA announced the decision in a news release from its committee on infractions Tuesday morning. The specifics of the punishment:

  • Two years of probation
  • A $5,000 fine plus 1% of the men’s basketball program budget
  • A reduction of men’s basketball scholarships by one per year for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years (self-imposed by the university)
  • A reduction of men’s basketball official visits by six during the 2021-22/2022-23 rolling two-year period (self-imposed by the university)
  • A reduction in the number of men’s basketball recruiting person days by 10% from the previous four-year average for the two-year probationary period (self-imposed by the university)
  • The university will prohibit complimentary admission to home games for all prospects and coaches in November 2021 (self-imposed by the university)
  • A two-year show-cause order for Preston Murphy.