UM students await NCAA's decision
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Across the University of Miami campus, the NCAA's decision on the fate of the Miami Hurricanes is a topic that's on most students' minds.
"It's something people talk about everytime there's an upcoming meeting," said Wilfredo Gonzalez. "I see everyone like really concerned and worried about it."
The clock is slowly winding down and the fate of the team is expected at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The NCAA will unveil the findings of its investigation into Miami athletics and release any proposed sanctions.
Dylan Finestein said, "Hopefully, the allegations go our way."
However, some students are saying they're just waiting for the issue to blow over and are not overly concerned with how the decision will affect the players. "I think it's good that they're finally coming out with it; it'll help everyone on campus move on," said Vivi Simmons.
Johann Amirali said most students have moved beyond the issue and that the NCAA's decision will bring closure. "Honestly, yeah, it's a little anti-climatic. I mean it happened a while ago, people moved on. We're talking about other things," he said. "I mean, yeah, it's important we find the truth about what happened. It's good to know. It eases our mind, but at the end of the day, we've all kind of gotten over it."
As far as how the football team's controversy will affect prospective students to the university, many feel that the home of the Hurricanes' reputation will remain untarnished. "It didn't change my opinion on the school at all, and I don't think it should change anyone's opinion on the school," said Simmons.
Meredith Louisville said she heard about the allegations, but it did not sway her decision about attending UM. "I heard about it on the news, but I didn't think much of it," she said. "It didn't change my decision about coming to Miami."
As the investigation comes to a close after over two years of scrutiny, students are keeping their ears open for the decision but appear hopeful regardless of the outcome.
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