Miami quarterback Jacory Harris is one of eight Hurricanes who has been declared ineligible after a university investigation found that the players likely committed NCAA violations by associating with booster Nevin Shapiro, said a person with knowledge of the process.
Sean Spence led the Miami Hurricanes in a pre-practice chant that left some onlookers doubled over in laughter. Jacory Harris took his spot at the front of a stretching group, a position typically reserved for starters.
Miami has determined that eight football players, including quarterback Jacory Harris, are believed to have committed NCAA violations by associating with booster Nevin Shapiro and have been declared ineligible, said a person with knowledge of the process.
The probe into Miami athletics is growing, with the university looking into the eligibility of 15 athletes who may have accepted improper benefits from a rogue booster.
A sports bar is packed with Hurricanes boosters, most of whom are wearing their team's orange and green colors. They spontaneously break into chanting their unofficial anthem, "It's great ... to be ... a Mi-a-mi Hurr-i-cane!"
Miami coach Al Golden says he will release a depth chart in the coming days for the Hurricanes' season-opener at Maryland.
Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst issued a four-paragraph statement about the messy state of things surrounding the Hurricanes, closing his message by saying "there will be a better day."
At Miami, Friday began with two football players saying the Hurricanes were focused on the coming season and not any possible looming sanctions against a dozen teammates implicated in a scandal that prompted an NCAA investigation.
The University of Missouri intends to wait for the results of an NCAA investigation into pay-for-play allegations and other possible rules violations at Miami before making any decisions about the future of new men's basketball coach Frank Haith, the school's chancellor said Friday.