A history of major NCAA violations at the University of Miami before the Nevin Shapiro case:
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.
Student-athletes were improperly compensated for employment From 1989 to 1991, an athletics department staff member helped approximately 60 to 77 student-athletes fraudulently receive a total of $212,969 in Pell Grants Football players were given cash awards for game performance between 1986 and 1992
During the 1993-94 and 1994-95 academic years, UM allowed three football players to compete without being subjected to the required disciplinary measures in the drug testing program An assistant director of academics in the athletics support services area was charged with unethical conduct.
The baseball program was hit with a reduction of 6.12 equivalency awards over three years. The tennis program had a deduction of 1.98 equivalency awards over three years, and women’s golf had a reduction of 1.06 equivalency awards over three years UM was ordered to develop a comprehensive athletics compliance education program with annual reports during the period of probation Former athletic department staff members were hit with a seven-year “show cause” penalty, which complicates their ability to land another job in college sports.
An assistant coach violated NCAA standards of honesty by misreporting his outside income to the institution ($35,000-$37,000) From 1998-2000, the institution’s coaching staff permitted boosters to have impermissible recruiting contact with recruits and their parents, including one-to-two hour boat rides on Biscayne Bay.