The NCAA announced Wednesday that University of Memphis head men's basketball coach Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway has been suspended for the first three games of the 2023-24 season because of recruiting violations.

Per Jason Munz of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the violations occurred during the 2021-22 academic year and were related to "in-home visits with a prospect before the appropriate recruiting period based on that prospect's year in high school."

Hardaway will miss the Tigers' Nov. 6 opener against Jackson State, the Nov. 10 road game at Missouri and the Nov. 17 matchup with Alabama State.