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Rutgers announced Tuesday that it has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA alleging seven violations of NCAA bylaws in the athletics department, including a charge of “failure to monitor,” that occurred on the watch of former athletic director Julie Hermann and former football coach Kyle Flood.
The allegations as well as additional information are detailed in a letter sent to the Rutgers community today from President Robert Barchi (below).
The University said in a release it had “cooperated during the 18-month investigation which culminated in the allegations. Rutgers has already taken significant steps to address these allegations and will continue to work cooperatively with the NCAA to ensure that our athletics program meets the highest standards of ethical behavior and is in strict compliance with all NCAA and Big Ten policies.”
Per NCAA bylaws, the University has ninety days to submit a formal response to the Notice of Allegations.
Harry Giles went scoreless in 4 minutes in his Duke debut on Monday night, a 65-55 win over Tennessee State.
But the Giles we all saw on Dec. 19 likely will have little or no resemblance to the Giles we will see come March, when Duke hopes to challenge for Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s sixth NCAA championship.
“I’m trying to win a national championship, there’s no need for me to sugar coat anything or act like I’m not,” he told me in April at the Jordan Classic. “That’s my goal going in. I’m going to work hard and I’m willing to do anything to get it.”