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Reports: Canes to lose nine scholarships, no further bowl ban


Yesterday brought word that the interminable delay in the NCAA announcing its sanctions against the Miami football program would come to an end today.

While the official word won’t come until 11 a.m. ET or so, it appears the Hurricanes are set to put on their skates.

According to multiple media outlets, The U will be stripped of nine football scholarships as part of the sanctions levied on the football program in connection to the Nevin Shapiro impermissible benefits scandal that’s dragged on for nearly three years.  It’s believed those scholarships will be lost over a period of three years.  Additionally, as of today, Miami, cited for “lack of institutional control” in the to-be-released report, will be on probation for a period of three years.

However, there will be no continuation of the bowl ban, meaning the Hurricanes could play in the ACC title game this year and, theoretically, for the BCS title.  The university had self-imposed a bowl ban each of the past two postseasons.

The school is expected to agree with and accept the NCAA’s penalties, and will not pursue an appeal.  In other words, an ordeal that began in August of 2010, with the former booster Shapiro claiming to the Miami Herald that he was prepared to write a tell-all book that would bring The U’s football program down, has all but come to an end.

Obviously, we’ll have more on this once the official word is sent down from both parties.

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23 Responses to “Reports: Canes to lose nine scholarships, no further bowl ban”
  1. crazycane says: Oct 22, 2013 9:48 AM

    Where’s Gamecocker @ with all the death penalty talk? I told you for 3 years WE SK88888888.

    HAHAHAHA to *SU and USCw

  2. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 22, 2013 9:51 AM

    Two and half years ago, the NCAA declared war on Miami.

    Since that time, nine key members of the NCAA’s Enforcement Team have been fired or fled in shame. Mark Emmert has become one of the most reviled and mocked figures in sports. The team of misfits that investigated Miami is in shambles.

    All the while, Miami is ranked in the top seven and preparing for a glorious future.

    Golden on the recruiting trail without this cloud hanging over his head?

    Look out.

    The Canes didn’t just skate. It slayed. NCAA Enforcement, as we once knew it, is dead. Long live the U.

  3. 305fan says: Oct 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    To all you death penalty wishing scum bags and 35longmiles SUCK IT!!!

  4. raysfan1 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:01 AM

    I don’t see how it’s skating when they already lost two bowl games and possibly a chance to play in the conference championship game.

    I’m a FSU fan and feel enough’s enough. It’s time Miami is able start moving past this case. They’ll still be on probation and thus under close scrutiny for another 3 years, so I don’t doubt they’ll stay clean going forward and do their best to avoid the sleaze bag sort of booster.

  5. raiderufan says: Oct 22, 2013 10:01 AM

    Well how about that?!

    The NCAA is a joke and thought they finally had the big bad U…turns out they just made even more of a mockery of themselves.

    And in the bigger picture…how useless is the NCAA? We gave ourselves a bowl ban, fined and suspended the players immediately and removed the coaches and admins. What did the NCAA do? Screwed the pooch endlessly and in the end took 3 schollys a year. Bunch of toothless sharks.

  6. thraiderskin says: Oct 22, 2013 10:09 AM

    Good for Miami… they were smart to impose their own sanctions. Of course, I would hardly call that skating and I still think USC comes out the loser in all this.

  7. chachooga says: Oct 22, 2013 10:18 AM

    I don’t even agree with the scholly reductions. UM was treated poorly because of its national brand and former reputation. It is what it is.

    Golden is a great coach. UM will be successful again, maybe this year….but something good is being built.

    Here is what UM self imposed…for all those who whine about UM getting off the hook.

    -Sat out ACC Championship Game
    -Sat out 2 bowl games
    -Reduction of official paid visits for 2012-13 by 20 percent to a total of 36 visits.
    -Reduction of fall evaluations in 2012-13 by six (from 42 to 36).
    -Reduction of available contact days during the 2012-13 contact period by 20 percent.

    Go Canes!

  8. overratedgators says: Oct 22, 2013 10:19 AM

    Can’t help but think that the penalties would have worse without the NCAA misconduct. Wouldn’t surprise me to find out that the NCAA offered, in light of their own prosecutorial misdeed, to reduce the proposed penalty in exchange for Miami’s agreement not to appeal. At this point, I think Emmert wanted to put this all behind him just as much as Miami did.

  9. ahugusf says: Oct 22, 2013 10:19 AM

    Take all the revenues and incremental merchandise sales associated with the winning seasons, then net out the lost revenue of the so called penalties … so it’s more profitable to cheat!

  10. Anoesis says: Oct 22, 2013 10:29 AM

    USC: One player gets an agent to provide his parents a rent-free house 150 miles from campus. For one year.

    Miami: Booster spends eight years and two million dollars for more than 100 players on cash, goods, prostitutes, and other assorted favors (and on one occasion an abortion) to University of Miami football players, and even purchased a yacht on which sex parties with prostitutes were held.

    USC: Charged with “lack of institutional control,” claims no knowledge of alleged actions.

    Miami: Charged with “lack of institutional control,” vows to fight charges.

    USC: Violation is upheld by NCAA, cites lack of cooperation with investigation, levies harshest penalties since SMU got “death penalty.”

    Miami: NCAA repeatedly bungles investigation and, despite lack of cooperation by university, chooses wrist-slap penalty because Miami “self-penalized” by skipping two potential bowls. Oh, and because of one other detail:

    This is about the Committee on Infractions, the same committee whose former chair, Paul Dee, was the longtime Miami athletic director. Dee hammered USC for its extra benefits case, and now it’s pretty clear that Miami was just USC on a different coast. If anything, the Miami case is worse because it is much more widespread.

    The University of Miami, and its players and fans, should be thanking their lucky stars that not only is the NCAA incompetent, Miami was lucky enough to have their own two-faced ex-AD in charge.

    The moral of the story here is yet another nail in the coffin that has become “amateur” sports: No matter what your sin, as long as you have someone on the inside you’ll get off relatively unscathed.

    I understand the relief felt by Miami’s fans over this settlement, but the lack of class shown here by the likes of crazycane and 305fan illustrate perfectly why lots of people dislike that program.

    You can claim Miami was getting jobbed, and the NCAA’s “investigation” was pretty much a Keystone Kops imitation, but the simple fact of the matter is that, while USC got royally screwed, Miami escaped any real penalties while arguably committing much worse infractions.

  11. mogogo1 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:30 AM

    A Pyrrhic victory. The NCAA “wins” but at the cost of its credibility and the ability to aggressively challenge schools in future cases. Emmert will shortly be out of the door because of the scandal and the NCAA has become a laughingstock.

    This is one of those too-strange-for fiction stories. They had a booster come to them with an axe to grind. It should have been a slam dunk case for even the weakest of investigators to make. Instead, a bunch of idiots cost themselves their jobs with payoffs and fabrications that shouldn’t have been needed.

  12. dhlions says: Oct 22, 2013 10:30 AM

    This is laughable. 9 scholarships? Where did they come up with that number?!

    I hope The U challenges the NCAA on this.

  13. canedaddy says: Oct 22, 2013 10:33 AM

    Free at last, free at last!

    I’m actually surprised the NCAA acted reasonably here. Evidently spite has its limits, especially when you’re looking down the barrel of a lawsuit that could put you out of business.

    So glad that Coach Golden and all the good kids on the team now won’t suffer for the misdeeds wrought by the dirtbag jocksniffer Shapiro.

    Great day for the Canes!

  14. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 22, 2013 10:41 AM


    It’s cute you’re still taking that fraud Yahoo article as gospel.

    The NCAA found Miami took $173,300 for 30 players, $90,000 of which went to two players who he was trying to sign to a sports agency (Wilfork and A. Rolle).

    No abortions, no prostitutes, no sex parties.

    He did have a fishing tournament with cash prizes though:

    “Violations involving student-athletes and prospects resulting from the booster’s activities included entertaining student-athletes and coaches at his home; housing a student-athlete at his home; access to his yacht and jet skis; providing cash prizes to student-athletes for fishing competitions; meals and entertainment at local restaurants, clubs and a bowling alley for student-athletes, prospects and their families or friends; gifts of cash, clothing and other items, including a television and gifts for student-athletes’ families and children; hotel lodging for prospects; purchasing airline tickets; and football stadium suite access for a prospect. Additionally, the booster was an investor in a sports agency and provided a student-athlete $50,000 to influence that individual to sign with that agency.”

    But hey, Yahoo Sports probably appreciates you buying into their sham story bought from a convicted ponzi schemer, and they thank you for the clicks.

  15. chachooga says: Oct 22, 2013 10:47 AM


    worse than USC??? come on, it is all hearsay from a convicted felon. Very little corroborated, and that which was is similar more to what Boise State did. The NCAA broke laws to coerce testimony because there was nothing except a Felon’s testimony. UM suffered more than enough for the Felon’s misdeeds.


    I think the NCAA was under pressure nationally because of all the irresponsible “journalism” going on calling for Death Penalty. So they illegally tried to coerce testimony. Take the spotlight off and it looks more like Boise St. Really go back and look, our worst case O. Vernon took a little over $1k, same with the worst Boise St. player….except UM is on South Beach and Boise is in Idaho.

    Again I don’t think UM even should have reduced schollies.

    Go Canes!

  16. xtremesportsmaniac says: Oct 22, 2013 11:23 AM

    The USC case was also based on information from a convicted felon.

  17. bonerchamp says: Oct 22, 2013 11:27 AM

    I can’t wait to see what Golden can do now that he has an answer for recruits and parents about the “penalties”. Conversely I’d like to hear what Jimbo, Muschamp and Dabo are going to talk to recruits about now that the “penalties” have been announced.

    Stand with the U

  18. gershonpsu says: Oct 22, 2013 11:36 AM

    Like Al Golden, I am a Penn Stater. Let’s give Mark Emmert and the NCAA a death penalty.

  19. crazycane says: Oct 22, 2013 11:48 AM

    Miami also cooperated with the NCAA unlike USCw. Don’t get mad, boo

  20. oldforester says: Oct 22, 2013 11:52 AM

    If this involved Johnny Football and a game with Alabama the NCAA would have completed their investigation over the first weekend.

  21. trojan33sc says: Oct 22, 2013 1:10 PM

    305fan says:
    Oct 22, 2013 9:53 AM
    To all you death penalty wishing scum bags and 35longmiles SUCK IT!!!


    You know 305fan, you guys were caught dead to rights with the smoking gun, video tape and sketched drawings. As a Trojan alum, I say have a little class and be thankful they didn’t throw the book at you. @ USC, we had ONE player who ruined it buy receiving benefits while The “U” had at least 20% of the team plus coaches on the take. Your sanctions are practically non-existent in comparison to ours. Give it a break.

  22. bringingthepain says: Oct 22, 2013 1:12 PM

    I think taking away scholarships is ridiculous. If you take 3 away from football players, force the University to give 3 full rides to deserving kids coming in. Make the most of it.

  23. scbaby2013 says: Oct 22, 2013 7:10 PM

    So lets get this straight. Miami has more than one player take benefits from Shapiro and gets only 9 scholarships taken away and USC only one player take benefits from an agent and gets 30 scholarships take away. Wow the math makes no sense and neither does the decision. Glad Paul dee, former AD of Miami and the guy who handed usc their sanctions, is dead and is taking the death penalty for Miami since NCAA doesn’t have the guts to do it

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