The University of Miami/Nevin Shapiro saga has finally come to an end. After a self-imposed two year bowl ban that kept them out of the ACC title game last year, the NCAA decided to take away three scholarships from Miami over the next three years.
Britton Banowsky, the chair of the NCAA Infractions Committee, took to the airwaves yesterday to talk about the decision.
“In this particular case we thought the institutional self imposed penalties were absolutely significant, unprecedented really, and also the level of cooperation in this case was commendable. And so those are factors that weighed in to the committee’s decision,” said Banowsky.
As for why the investigation took two and a half years Banowsky said the process was different.
“The pre-hearing process was extraordinary. The shear volume of the case was enormous. So our first responsibility is to do the best we can with the case record, and to get it right. We’d like to do it in a rapid way, but that’s not always possible,” he said.
The Hurricanes also lost scholarships in men’s basketball after it was found then Miami coach Frank Haith’s program committed violations as well. Haith is now the coach at Missouri.