NCAA finds fault with investigation of Miami



The NCAA found what it calls “a very severe issue of improper conduct” committed by former members of its own enforcement program during the Miami investigation, and will not deliver the long-awaited notice of allegations against the Hurricanes until an external review is completed.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the findings on Wednesday.

The governing body said former enforcement staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney for former Miami booster and convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro “to improperly obtain information ... through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not involve the NCAA.”

“I am deeply disappointed and frustrated and even angry about these circumstances,” said Emmert, who also described it as “a shocking affair.”


GEORGIA: Offensive lineman John Theus will miss at least part of spring practice after having surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his right foot.

Theus started every game at right tackle as a freshman in the 2012 season.


LOUISVILLE: Coach Charlie Strong agreed on an eight-year contract extension that will pay him an annual base salary of $3.7 million.

Strong’s third season with Louisville ended with a 33-23 upset of Florida in the Sugar Bowl.


CENTRAL FLORIDA: A spokesman for the school says the NCAA is set to hear its appeal today of a one-year postseason ban in football.



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