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NCAA upholds SE Missouri penalties

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The NCAA has upheld its finding that a former men's basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State violated rules on benefits and practice times.

The NCAA cited Southeast Missouri State last August for violations that included impermissible benefits to basketball players and coaches attending summer strength and conditioning activities. The men's basketball team was ordered to vacate its wins from 2006 to 2008.

Former basketball coach Scott Edgar denied involvement or knowledge of the violations. The NCAA said Friday that a committee upheld the violations and the penalties after they were appealed.

Edgar was fired in 2008 and is now basketball coach at Eastern Oklahoma State College. He did not return a phone message seeking comment.