The NCAA announced that the University of Miami football team will be docked three scholarships in each of the next three seasons as punishment for past rules violations. No further bowl ban will be enforced on the school as part of the sanctions. The rulings conclude an investigation that has dragged on for two-and-a-half years.
The lack of a bowl ban comes after Miami decided to impose its own postseason ban for the previous two seasons. It was a decision that kept the Hurricanes from playing in the ACC title game or any subsequent bowl.
The committee acknowledged and accepted the extensive and significant self-imposed penalties by the university. Additional penalties in this case include a three-year probation period; a reduction in the number of football and men’s basketball scholarships; recruiting restrictions; a five-game suspension for the former head men’s basketball coach; and two-year show-cause orders for two former assistant football coaches and a former assistant men’s basketball coach.
More information as to why these sanctions were handed down on Miami's football and basketball programs, including details of the investigation, are featured on the NCAA website.
The Joe Rose Show first broke word of the NCAA's decision:
2014-2015-2016 3 Scholarships Lost for UM Bowl Ban GONE!!!!!!!— The Joe Rose Show (@JoeRoseShow) October 22, 2013
Miami has since released a statement and noted it will not appeal the ruling:
The University accepts the findings and the additional penalties as detailed in the Committee on Infractions report and will not appeal. The University is grateful to the Committee for a fair and thorough hearing.
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