MIAMI GETS SANCTIONS
October 22, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Miami-Florida was informed the NCAA announced penalties stemming from an investigation into booster-related activities.
Miami will lose three football scholarships in each of the next three seasons, but this year's team will be able to play in the postseason after the school had self-imposed a bowl ban since the investigation officially began in August 2011.
Miami sat out the postseason in 2011 and again last year. The NCAA began looking into the football and basketball programs after reports surfaced that players were given gifts and extra benefits from booster Nevin Shapiro, who is now serving a 20-year jail sentence for running an alleged Ponzi scheme.
Former Miami basketball coach Frank Haith, currently the head coach at Missouri, was given a five-game suspension from the NCAA for his role, while former Miami assistant basketball coach Jorge Fernandez was slapped with a two-year show-cause penalty.