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Miami Dodges Bowl Ban, but NCAA Yanks Scholarships

Fallout from crazy booster scandal

(Newser) - The University of Miami's football program will lose nine scholarships—three for each of the next three years—in retribution for the gifts that rogue booster and Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro showered on prospective players , the NCAA announced today. But it won't be banned from playing in bowl... More »

8 Miami Players Suspended After Booster Scandal

They, plus 4 others, must repay value of illicit benefits

(Newser) - In the wake of the University of Miami booster scandal , eight football players have been suspended by the NCAA for accepting illicit benefits from Nevin Shapiro. All of them must also repay the value of those benefits, ranging from $140 for quarterback Jacory Harris to $1,200 for defensive starter... More »

Booster Says He Gave Cash, Prostitutes to Miami Players

Convicted ponzi schemer's allegations could doom football program

(Newser) - A convicted Ponzi schemer and former University of Miami booster has come forward alleging that he gave millions in illicit benefits to Hurricanes players—including cash, prostitutes, jewelry, trips, and even an abortion. Nevin Shapiro, who is currently in prison for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, detailed... More »

Football Players Barred From Mexico During Sun Bowl

Too dangerous to cross the border in El Paso, officials warn

(Newser) - Notre Dame and Miami Hurricanes football players have been barred from crossing into Mexico while staying in El Paso for the Sun Bowl. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly even confiscated his team's passports before the Fighting Irish flew to Texas as a precaution, reports AP . Both teams met with police... More »

Fay Slams Cuba, Floridians Flee

Hurricane warnings issued for southern and western coasts of Florida

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Fay slammed into Cuba's southwest coast with 50 mph winds today as Florida residents and tourists continued to jam roadways to get out of the path of what's expected to become a hurricane as early as tomorrow, reports Reuters and the Miami Herald. Fay could drop as much... More »

Coaches Take Lessons From Iraq Troops

Mideast trip inspires grid bosses from Notre Dame, Auburn, Miami

(Newser) - Five big-name college football coaches toured the Middle East for five days, but it was they who came away star-struck by the troops—particularly the teamwork they witnessed among kids the same age as their own players. "We put signs up saying, 'Leave your egos at the door,'"... More »

'Canes Give Horns All they Handle, But Fall

No. 2 seed Texas nearly blows big lead; will play Stanford next

(Newser) - A.J. Abrams, recruited by Miami coach Frank Haith while the latter was a Texas assistant, made two free throws with 9 seconds remaining as the Longhorns advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in seven years with a 75-72 victory over the Hurricanes. Texas started quickly, making... More »

Miami Storms From Behind to Beat St. Mary's

McClinton scores 40 as Hurricanes advance to second round

(Newser) - Jack McClinton took it upon himself to make sure seventh-seeded Miami would be advancing in the NCAA Tournament today, reports the Associated Press. McClinton scored a career-high 38 points, including 32 in the second half, as the Hurricanes came from behind to beat St. Mary's, 78-64. Patty Mills led the... More »

Miami Sends No. 5 Duke to 2nd Straight L

No. 11 Wisconsin handles Illinois, Nebraska upsets No. 24 Kansas State

(Newser) - The Miami Hurricanes handed No. 5 Duke its second consecutive loss; the 96-95 victory was the Hurricanes first win against the Blue Devils in over 45 years. Miami built a large lead early in the second half and was able to hit free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win.... More »

Stanford Ekes Out OT Win Over WSU

No. 2 Kansas handles Colorado, No. 3 Duke trounces Miami

(Newser) - Brook Lopez and Lawrence Hill scored 18 points each to lead No. 14 Stanford to a 67-65 overtime win over No. 9 Washington State yesterday, reports the Associated Press. The Pac-10 game wasn't decided until Robin Lopez scored with 12 seconds left in OT for the Cardinal (18-3, 7-2). The... More »

Baylor Takes Marathon 5-OT Win vs. A&M

North Carolina holds off Miami (FL), Indianapolis easily dispatches Iowa

(Newser) - The 25th-ranked Baylor Bears managed to upset the No. 18 Aggies last night—eventually. The longest game in either team's history went for 3½ hours and five overtime periods before Baylor took it, 116-110, reports the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone's going to have great stats after this one,"... More »

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