University of Mississippi

Ole Miss disputes NCAA lack of institutional control charge

The University of Mississippi disputes the NCAA's charges of lack of institutional control and failure to monitor by head coach Hugh Freeze.

The Ole Miss football program released its response Tuesday to a second NCAA Notice of Allegations in less than two years. The first notice alleged 13 violations while the second added eight more, bringing the total to 21. Fifteen of them are classified by the NCAA as Level I, which the governing body deems most serious.

Ole Miss, which also disputes several of the new allegations, said no "reasonable compliance or monitoring system" could have caught or prevented the Level I violations.

"According to the...