Could Notice of NCAA Allegations Have Any Affect on Miami (FL)’s Current Success?
According to a report from CBSSports.com, a notice of allegations against the former coaching staff of the Miami (FL) Hurricanes could become public by the end of this week.
While the attention boils down to current Missouri head coach Frank Haith, the root of the matter does deal directly with the Hurricanes. However, Miami (FL) has done a tremendous job this season and are approaching their biggest game to date on Wednesday when No. 1 Duke comes to town. The impact and success that Miami has seen this season is a major testament to the work that second-year head coach Jim Larranaga has put in.
At 13-3 overall, the Hurricanes currently boast a 4-0 mark within the ACC and an upset victory over Duke on Wednesday could provide some key separation within the conference for the time being. The most appealing factor in Miami’s most recent streak is the fact that they are doing it all without star forward Reggie Johnson.
Both Johnson and current guard Durand Scott have been suspended in the past for their alleged connection to the scandal. With all this behind them however, their success has matriculated onto the court.
The timing of the NCAA’s potential release of their finding could not come at a more stranger time, given the Hurricanes’ date with No. 1 Duke this week. However, there’s a strong chance that the allegations this time around will fall squarely on former staff members that are no longer connected to the university.
Miami (FL) has been among the better stories in college basketball this season, so hopefully the recent news does not affect this year’s squad, who has seemingly moved forward from their shady past.
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