Eight Miami Hurricanes will miss opener against Maryland

Is this the beginning of the end for the University Of Miami's football program? Probably not, but it does cause one to pause. At least, the NCAA is moving swiftly to make some decisions. I wonder if Miami's rankings or expectations for the season have anything to do with the speedy of the suspensions. Just wondering...

The “rain and storm” that have pelted the University of Miami football program in recent weeks, in the words of new coach Al Golden, intensified Tuesday when the NCAA informed the Hurricanes that eight players who received nearly $4,000 in benefits from a jailed booster would have to sit out a combined 19 games, beginning with Monday’s opener against Maryland in College Park.

The NCAA further reported that it had discovered “some of the most serious recruiting violations” within its rules, citing three cases in which athletes received substantial inducements before they enrolled at Miami. That finding might be the most ominous, hinting that the program could face severe sanctions when the NCAA concludes its probe of the program in the coming months.

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