St. Thomas basketball fans took interest in the news this week of Thomas More, located in Crestview Hills, Ky., failing to monitor its women's basketball program and having to forfeit its 2015 national championship and all 33 wins.
The Tommies' perfect 2014-15 season was spoiled by Thomas More in the quarterfinals of the 2015 NCAA Division III tournament. Thomas More went on to complete its own perfect season (33-0) and claim the program's first national title.
On Tuesday, the NCAA announced sanctions against Thomas More for failing to identify and report a student-athlete living impermissibly with a former assistant coach for eight months.
The Tommies already have adjusted their 2014-15 online schedule to reflect the NCAA ruling and reinstate a perfect 30-0 record.
A deeper look at the sanctions, though, revealed a surprising local connection to the player in question: Sydney Moss. The women's basketball star is the daughter of former Vikings star receiver Randy Moss.
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