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No scholarship ‘credits’ coming for Miami from NCAA

Al Golden AP

It appears Miami’s efforts to have a portion of its NCAA sanctions lessened has failed.

As part of the sanctions connected to the Nevin Shapiro scandal, Miami is facing the loss of nine scholarships over the next three years.  The university had been seeking “credits” from the NCAA after making what were described as “internal adjustments” to its number of scholarship players, keeping those numbers down in the years leading up to the punitive measures in the hopes of going above their 82-man scholarship limit for at least the 2014 season (the FBS standard is 85).

However, a UM official confirmed to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com that “the NCAA will not be flexible with Miami’s scholarship penalties” and the current 82-man scholarship will remain in effect.  Fowler also makes the distinction that “[t]his was not a formal appeal from Miami, but a request to the NCAA for reconsideration.”

The good news for the Hurricanes is that they played the 2013 season with just 76 scholarship players, so they will see that number increase by six despite the NCAA rebuffing its request.

In addition to the scholarship sanctions levied by the NCAA, Miami self-imposed a two-year bowl ban that ended in 2013.

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4 Responses to “No scholarship ‘credits’ coming for Miami from NCAA”
  1. canetic says: Jan 13, 2014 12:07 PM

    Miami should get credit for self-imposing a bowl ban this year given the way they performed against Louisville.

  2. Professor Fate says: Jan 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    UM should be grateful former Athletic Director Paul Dee took his hypocrisy and utter lack of ethics to the NCAA where he could protect the school from deserved harsher sanctions.

  3. jrs45 says: Jan 13, 2014 5:32 PM

    Good.

  4. gotampabay52 says: Jan 13, 2014 8:52 PM

    Just leave us alone this tropical storm is brewing and when it becomes a hurricane cat 5 haters get blown away

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