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NCAA to announce Miami penalties on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer
Miami has waited nearly three years while the NCAA investigated Nevin Shapiro's claims. (USATSI)
Miami has waited nearly three years while the NCAA investigated Nevin Shapiro's claims. (USATSI)

The NCAA will announce Miami's punishment in its NCAA case involving former Hurricanes booster and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro on Tuesday morning.

Citing two sources with knowledge of the case, the Miami Herald first reported that the NCAA will publicly reveal Miami's infractions report -- almost always one of the final steps in the infractions process. The NCAA confirmed the news with an official release Monday afternoon, naming 10 a.m. ET as the time to expect the report. A press conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. ET to discuss the decision.

The school will be notified on Tuesday prior to the public, and a response from Miami will be expected at some point after the news breaks. Miami has already self-imposed two years of postseason bans and suspended players multiple games as a result of the infractions, but Tuesday's announcement will be the first mention of penalties from the NCAA.

The infractions process has lasted the entirety of Al Golden's tenure as the Hurricanes coach, but arguably the most frustrating aspect of the investigation has been the unprecedented timetable. The school met with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in June, and normally there is a wait of six to eight weeks after the hearing before the committee releases its report.

In its Notice of Allegations, the NCAA alleged that 72 student-athletes received benefits totaling more than $170,000 from Nevin Shapiro, but the school has repeatedly pointed to the track record of a convicted felon to dispute aspects of Shapiro's claims.

The football program could be facing additional scholarship sanctions and possibly recruiting restrictions for coaches. Some of the complicit assistant coaches from Nevin Shapiro's time near the program are also expected to receive punishments, which will lead to fallout at their current positions if they are still in college football.

Miami will have 15 days to appeal any or all of the sanctions announce by the NCAA. Whether a third postseason ban is added to the punishment became particularly relevant when the Hurricanes became bowl eligible with their victory at North Carolina.

Miami, ranked No. 7 in the initial BCS standings released on Sunday night, will play host to Wake Forest on Saturday in Coral Gables.

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