A history of major NCAA violations at the University of Miami before the Nevin Shapiro case:
Ruling date: Jan. 7, 1955
Sport involved: Football
Summary of violations: UM provided out-of-town players with round-trip transportation between the university and their homes at the beginning and conclusion of the academic year and during the December/January vacation period The school paid transportation costs of recruits to visit the campus from 1950 through 1954 . UMs coaching staff conducted try-outs for prospective football players including physical aptitude tests, agility drills and 50-yard dashes.
Summary of NCAA penalties: One-year probation (Oct. 20, 1954-Oct., 20, 1955) and no bowl game after the 1954 season. Under coach Andy Gustafson, UM finished 8-1 and ranked 11th in the Associated Press poll that season . It was noted in the report that UMs CEO cooperated with the investigation.
Ruling date: Nov. 5, 1964
Sport involved: Mens basketball
Summary of violations: A booster provided a player with free air transportation from Miami to his home around Christmas in 1963 In the summer of 1963, a booster provided a prospect with employment and allowed him to stay at his home for free . A UM representative provided that player with free air transportation from the employment site to UM so that he could enroll in the second term of summer school in 1963.
Summary of NCAA penalties: One-year probation (Nov. 4, 1964-Nov. 4, 1965). The team was prohibited from participating in post-season play following the 1964-65 season. UM finished that season 22-4 under coach Bruce Hale. It was Hall of Famer Rick Barrys final season at UM and he led the nation in scoring at 37.4 points per game . The NCAA report noted that UM athletic administrators cooperated with the investigation.
Ruling date: Nov. 3, 1981
Sport involved: Football
Summary of violations: A booster gave cash to a player to reward him for his performance and also gave him money for a down payment for a car The UM staff conducted out-of-season practices, including one with a recruit There were 12 violations involving off-campus contact between the UM staff and recruits. There were multiple examples of boosters and assistant coaches hiring a recruit prior to the completion of his senior year of high school .
Boosters, assistant coaches and a former head coach provided recruits and their family members with food, drinks, tickets to pro games and a party on a yacht . A booster offered to pay airfare for parents and gave them spending cash An assistant allowed a recruit to borrow his car
Recruits were given free T-shirts, jerseys and equipment Free on-campus housing was given to two recruits for five-to-six week periods There were 17 incidents involving unauthorized transportation for recruits Other allegations included improper administration of financial aid . All violations took place from 1976-80.
Summary of NCAA penalties: Two years probation and no bowl game following the 1981 season. UM finished 9-2 and ranked 8th in the AP poll that season UMs scholarships were cut from 30 to 20 for the 1982-83 season . An assistant coach was reprimanded for lying about a violation.