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Ole Miss self-imposes bowl ban for 2017

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2016 file photo shows Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.

Ole Miss officials said Wednesday that the university has received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes eight new football violations, including six that are Level I, which the governing body deems the most serious.

The school says the NCAA's new charges include cash payments and other improper benefits to recruits from boosters - in one case up to $15,600 - and involve previous staff members who are no longer with the program.

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