New Details Emerge About Mizzou Softball
Last week, the NCAA denied the University of Missouri’s appeal of sanctions against several of its programs, including the softball team, which resulted in a postseason ban for the 2020 season.
According to a statement provided to Softball America by the university via email, "During the 2015-16 softball regular season, one student-athlete competed while ineligible, and competed in each of the 52 regular season competitions. The institution's final record for the 2015-16 regular season was 39-13. The institution has revised this record to 0-13. The institution competed in six postseason contests and went 3-3. The final overall record for softball in 2015-16 has been changed to 0-16."
Additionally, Mizzou adjusted its all-time school win total in all applicable listings. Those include:
- Adjusted season win-loss record in all listings for the 2016 season
- Adjusted game-by-game results in all listings for the 2016 season
- Adjusted all-time series record history versus all opponents impacted
- Adjusted career coaching record for Ehren Earleywine, as well as adjusted records for the involved student-athlete (both career and single-season)
Mizzou Still Awaiting NCAA Decision On 2021 Postseason Ban
The Missouri softball program is still waiting for the NCAA to decide whether or not to extend its postseason ban to 2021.
In a phone call with another university spokesperson on Friday evening, Softball America was told that the adjusted stats for the involved student-athlete wouldn’t be updated online until 2020.
Of the 21 players on the 2016 roster, only Sami Fagan, Emily Crane, Taylor Gadbois, Rylee Pierce and Amanda Sanchez played in all 58 games. None of those players are currently members of the Mizzou softball team.