CORAL GABLES — The Hurricanes learned their penalties on Tuesday more than 2 1/2 years after former booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro contacted the NCAA from prison and began detailing his role in rampant rule-breaking by those involved with Miami’s football and men’s basketball programs.
The most notable sanctions are the nine lost football scholarships over three years and one lost basketball scholarship in each of the next three seasons.
A three-year period of probation, which started Tuesday, and some recruiting restrictions are also part of the penance.
But for the first time since 2010, Miami’s football team — currently undefeated and ranked No. 7 nationally — will be heading to a bowl game.
Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, the former Hurricanes coach, will miss the first five games of Missouri’s upcoming season because of what the NCAA said his role was in the Shapiro scandal.
Analyst ‘sorry’ for comments
UNDATED (AP) — Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee apologized to Tiger Woods after insinuating the world’s No. 1 player cheated during his five-win season.
Chamblee saved Woods for last in his report card of 14 players in a column posted last week on Golf.com.
He told of getting caught cheating on a math test in the fourth grade, and how the teacher crossed a line through his “100” and gave him an “F.”
The 51-year-old Chamblee apologized in a series of posts on his Twitter account on Tuesday night.
“My intention was to note Tiger’s rules infractions this year, but comparing that to cheating in grade school went too far,” he wrote.
Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, the agent for Woods, was so incensed by Chamblee’s column that he released a statement to ESPN.com that accused the analyst of a desperate attempt to garner attention.
In an interview with ESPN.com, Steinberg said he would “have to give some thought to legal action.”
’Hawks Harvin returns to field
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Percy Harvin was back on the practice field for the Seattle Seahawks.
When he finally gets into a game is unknown.
Harvin was limited in his return to practice for the Seahawks. It was his first work with the team since undergoing hip surgery in early August.
• EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Four people accused of roles in an altercation caught on video following a New York Jets-New England Patriots game in New Jersey are now banned from all events held at the stadium.
The Jets made the announcement shortly after New Jersey state police filed simple assault and disorderly conduct charges against the three Massachusetts residents and a New York man.
The team said it has “zero tolerance for this behavior,” which it said violates its “Fan Code of Conduct.”
• GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers tight end Jermichael Finley tweeted that he left the intensive care unit and had full feeling in his arms and legs after injuring his neck in a game.
Finley posted Monday night on Twitter that he was able to walk to and from the shower.
He thanked family, friends, teammates and fans for an outpouring of support.
Finley’s out indefinitely.