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NCAA to announce Miami punishment Tuesday

Buckle up: The NCAA is expected to finally announce its sanctions on Miami athletics Tuesday, as first reported by the Miami Herald.

It’s been two-and-a-half years since the NCAA began its investigation into Nevin Shapiro’s dealings with Miami athletics, with numerous missteps along the way. But for the immediate future of Miami football -- ranked No. 7 in the first BCS standings released Sunday -- the NCAA’s sanctions wouldn’t necessarily keep them out of a bowl game this year.

If Miami is hit with a bowl ban, it could appeal and still play in the ACC Championship and a bowl game this season, according to the Herald. ESPN’s bowl projections have Miami playing in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against either South Carolina or Texas A&M, as of now. The 6-0 ‘Canes play Wake Forest at home this week before a Nov. 2 showdown with Florida State in Tallahassee.

The NCAA will release the sanctions Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST, and a news conference is expected Tuesday afternoon.