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Missouri AD Releases Statement On NCAA Penalties

The big screen in Missouri's football stadium.

COLUMBIA , MO - OCTOBER 3: A general view of the scoreboard in the third quarter at Memorial Stadium during a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Missouri Tigers on October 3, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Missouri has become the talk of sports today for all the wrong reasons, as its athletic department was crushed with multiple penalties from the NCAA.

Due to academic violations, the football program will be banned from the postseason for the next two seasons. Another issue is that wins will be vacated for several teams for the Tigers.

It was expected that athletic director Jim Sterk would be disappointed in these sanctions, especially because of the impact it can have on the school's ability to recruit future talent.

Well, he spoke out about the troubling news and announced that Missouri will appeal the NCAA's decision.

"The Committee on Infractions has abused its discretion in applying penalties in this case, and the University will immediately appeal this decision that has placed unfair penalties on our department and programs. It is hard to fathom that the University could be cited for exemplary cooperation throughout this case, and yet end up with these unprecedented penalties that could unfairly and adversely impact innocent current and future Mizzou student-athletes," Sterk said.

Here is the full statement:

This postseason ban placed on the Tigers could possibly force current players to enter their names into the transfer portal.

It's likely that this ongoing saga between Missouri and the NCAA will continue.

Stay tuned.