Miami's path to their first ever ACC Championship Game was just given EZ Pass access by the NCAA, an organization battling a negative public image just looking to change the narrative. According to multiple reports Tuesday morning, the NCAA will not impose a bowl ban on the Miami Hurricanes but will strip a small number of scholarships available to the program as the two-year saga and investigation are coming to a close.
As first reported by The Joe Rose Show on 560 WGAM in Miami, Miami will not receive a postseason ban and will lose three scholarships per year from 2014 through 2016, for a total of nine lost scholarships. This information has since been followed up by ESPN's Joe Schad and Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports. Given the suggestions going as far as a death penalty by some two years ago when this report by Yahoo! Sports surfaced, this is pretty much a best-case scenario for the program and university. It has since been reported that Miami has accepted the sanctions and is not expected to appeal.