UM students react to NCAA's sanctions
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Students are reacting to the NCAA's decision, and for the most part, are accepting it and looking forward to the future.
"I think everybody was expecting way more than that," said one UM student.
The NCAA gave its ruling for the University of Miami and the Nevin Shapiro booster scandal and the sanctions include losing nine football scholarships, three men's basketball scholarships and three years of probation. But, they will be able to appear in a post-season game.
Brock Reich was a freshman when the scandal broke and is pleased with the outcome. "I'm happy. It's been two and a half years. It's nice to have a fresh start and no bowl ban, so hopefully we make it to the championship game this year," Reich said.
One shopper at the allCanes shop is also happy the cloud of uncertainty is all over and is ready for a fresh start. "It puts closure on everything," she said.
One UM football fan said he is just glad this whole ordeal is over and everyone can move on. "It's a long, long investigation. It should have been over a while ago, and in the words of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 'Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, free at last,'" he said.
Though players are not speaking much with the media, several players could be seen with smiles on their faces. "The mood of the team is great," Senior defensive lineman Shayon Green said. "We're focused on this week, and Wake Forest is our opportunity right now, and we're just trying to move on from it."
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