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NCAA officially announces penalties in Miami case
The NCAA has released the penalties in its investigation into the Miami athletics program, and the official announcement confirmed reports that the Hurricanes would suffer no bowl ban and the football program lose just nine scholarships over the next three years.
Here’s the official list of the NCAA’s penalties via the Miami Herald:
> Public reprimand and censure.
> Three years of probation from October 22, 2013, through October 21, 2016.
> Former assistant football coach B (Clint Hurtt) penalties: A two-year show-cause order from October 22, 2013 through October 21, 2015. The public report contains further details. The committee also adopted penalties imposed by the coach’s current employing university, which are detailed in the public report.
> Former assistant football coach C (Aubrey Hill) penalties: A two-year show-cause order from October 22, 2013, through October 21, 2015. The public report contains further details.
> Former head men’s basketball coach Frank Haith penalties: A suspension for the first five regular-season games of the 2013-14 season. Attendance at one NCAA Regional Rules seminar at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.
> Former assistant men’s basketball coach B (Jorge Fernandez) penalties: A two-year show-cause order from October 22, 2013, through October 21, 2015. The public report contains further details.
Football program penalties
> Reduction of football scholarship by a combined total of nine during the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
> Miami may only provide a prospect on unofficial visits complementary tickets for one home game during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Self-imposed by the university:
> Two year bowl ban following the 2011 and 2012 seasons, including the 2012 ACC Championship game.
> 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.
Men’s basketball program penalties:
> Reduction in the number of men’s basketball scholarships by one during the each of the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
> Additional penalties: For all sports, any staff member who sends an impermissible text to a prospect will be fined a minimum of $100 per message, and coaches will be suspended from all recruiting activities for seven days.
> Further penalties resulting from impermissible texts and phone calls are detailed in the public report.