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Baylor basketball programs admit to NCAA investigation

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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey (center) and her players celebrate the national title last Tuesday. (Associated Press) Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey (center) and her players celebrate the national title last Tuesday. (Associated Press)

WACO, Texas (AP) - The Baylor basketball programs may be in trouble with the NCAA after an investigation found coaches made more than 1,200 impermissible calls and text messages to prospects over a 29-month span dating to 2008.

ESPN.com reported the violations Monday, citing an NCAA report it obtained. The school issued a statement Monday acknowledging what it calls a three-year joint investigation with NCAA.

The school did not disclose any details of the investigation, including what sports are involved, and NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn told The Associated Press that the NCAA would not release the report or comment.

The report lists a number of proposed penalties, including barring women's coach Kim Mulkey from recruiting off campus in July and fewer scholarships for both programs. The NCAA may dole out harsher penalties.

The news comes as the Baylor women's team celebrates a national championship won just last week. The men's team won a school-record 30 games and reached the NCAA regional finals.

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