Tuesday's college roundup
Miami receives notice of allegations
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document accuses the Hurricanes of a “lack of institutional control” within its athletic department.
The allegations arrived on Tuesday. The institutional-control charge is typically one of the most severe the NCAA can bring after an investigation of rules violations. The governing body for college athletics declined comment Tuesday, one day after revealing that it was erasing some elements of its case against Miami because the information was obtained in impermissible ways.
“We deeply regret any violations, but we have suffered enough,” Miami President Donna Shalala said in a statement Tuesday night.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11.
Next up: The sanctions phase, where Miami’s penalties will be decided. The Hurricanes have already self-imposed several sanctions, including sitting out two bowl games and a conference football championship game. Shalala said Monday she believes those punishments should be enough.
Pack’s Choi wins in Puerto Rico
RIO GRANDE, P.R. — N.C. State’s Albin Choi, the No. 18 amateur in the world, won for the third time in six events this season by firing a collegiate-low 7-under 65 during Tuesday’s final round of the Puerto Rico Classic.
The Wolfpack finished ninth after recording the second lowest team score at Rio Mar Country Club.
His 54-hole score of 12-under 204 included rounds of 70-69-65 to win by two strokes over Will Kropp of Oklahoma, Ollie Schneiderjans of Georgia Tech and Cory Whitsett of Alabama.
The Wolfpack team shot a 7-under 281 on Tuesday, tying Oklahoma for the second-lowest score of the final round, to finish ninth at 11-over 875. Alabama ran away with the team title at 33-under 831. The Sooners were second at -26.
Athletes of the week
WOMEN’S TENNIS — After an impressive 4-0 sweep against second-ranked Florida, Duke women’s tennis standout Ester Goldfeld has been named ACC Player of the Week.
Goldfeld, No. 45 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, topped ninth-ranked Sofie Oyen to lead Duke to its fifth win over Florida in program history and its first sweep of the defending national champions.
Goldfeld, a sophomore from Brooklyn, N.Y., has tallied a 6-1 singles record this season, including a 2-1 mark against nationally ranked opponents.
SWIMMING & DIVING — Duke senior Evan Schwartz has garnered ACC male swimmer of the week honors.
Schwartz, a native of Cincinnati, received the weekly accolade for the first time after recording three new personal bests at last weekend’s Cavalier Invite in Charlottesville, Va.
Schwartz and the Duke men compete at the ACC Championships Feb. 27-March 2 in Greensboro.
SOFTBALL — North Carolina’s Lori Spingola was selected as the ACC pitcher of the week, while Florida State’s Courtney Senas was honored as the player of the week.
Spingola struck out 37 batters in four appearances last week, as the junior went 2-2 with three complete games. In her final appearance on Sunday, she threw her third complete game of the week and tied a career high with 14 strikeouts in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Avent gets win No. 600
RALEIGH — N.C. State head coach Elliott Avent scored his 600th career win with the Wolfpack, as Logan Jernigan and Ethan Ogburn combined to shut out Charlotte 5-0 on Tuesday.
The Wolfpack (1-1) broke a scoreless tie in the bottom third, taking a 1-0 lead. The Pack added a pair of runs in the seventh and eighth to set the final at 5-0.
Trea Turner scored twice in a 2-for-3 outing with one RBI and one stolen base. Sophomore transfer Jake Armstrong knocked in a pair of runs with his first career hit at N.C. State, a two-out triple to the right field corner in the eighth.