Miami Hurricanes sanctions have finally come in from the NCAA. It appears that the self-imposed Hurricanes sanctions drew a lot of respect from the governing board. According to a report from Tuesday (Oct. 22), the Miami football program will not face any additional bowl bans. That is great news for a team that is midway through an undefeated season in 2013.
This was a case that went back about four years, with 18 general allegations of misconduct and 79 issues within those allegations brought forward by the college itself. Many self-imposed sanctions came forward in what the NCAA called a lack of institutional control, with Miami banning themselves from bowl games for two years. That cost them a chance to play in the 2012 ACC title game, but it won't keep them from competing for a title this year.
The school didn't escape completely clean, though, as the football team will lose three scholarships over the next three years, the basketball program will lose three scholarships, the programs are on three years' probation and several former coaches are going to receive suspensions at their new jobs. The school should feel pretty lucky that this is where the punishments came to a close and it should stay that way unless they violate the probation. These Miami Hurricanes sanctions show just how well things can go if a school takes the initiative to self-impose harsh penalties.
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