Today in the Mid-Day Rumble, North Carolina finally released their notice of allegations, Duke will face Utah at MSG, Sir'Dominic Pointer will work out for the Nuggets and Noah Dickerson commits to a west coast school.
North Carolina finally released the 59-page notice of allegations from the NCAA on Thursday afternoon and the charges consist of five serious Level I allegations that could doom the university's athletics.
The allegations focused more on the academic side of the university than the athletics but that certainly doesn't mean Roy Williams and his squad are in the clear. The NCAA has been known for overly-harsh penalties and long investigations, so the Tar Heels could still be looking at a possible NCAA Tournament ban in 2016 or 2017. They could also decide to self-sanction their program before the NCAA hits them hard, similar to the Syracuse approach from this past season.
There's no question UNC can overcome a loss of scholarships, but a postseason ban (especially this year) would be devastating for one of the greatest programs in college hoops and the legacy of Roy Williams.
While North Carolina deals with the fallout of these allegations, the Tar Heels are finalizing a new contract for Williams.
This could be a vote of confidence with everything else swirling around the program.
Would you New Yorkers like to enjoy a match-up of Sweet 16 teams from this past season? Well, your in luck because Duke and Utah will match-up on December 19th at The World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden.
Larry Krystkowiak wants his seniors Jordan Loveridge, Dakarai Tucker and Brandon Taylor to have the experience of playing in a unique atmosphere, but it is also a huge opportunity for his Utes to build their resume for March.
Former Georgetown and Florida commit Noah Dickerson has settled on a school. The 4-star power forward out of Montverde Academy is headed to the west coast to play for the Washington Huskies.
With Billy Donovan moving onto the NBA, Dickerson decided to re-open his recruitment and wanted to commit to a school that he would gain a lot of playing time. Washington can certainly offer that because of their young roster and multiple transfers, including Nigel-Williams Goss.
Moving onto Iowa State hoops, Murray State head coach Steve Prohm, former NBA player Lindsey Hunter and Stephen F. Austin head coach Brad Underwood have emerged as options for the open head coaching position.
Cyclones Athletic Director Jamie Pollard is high on TJ Otzelberger, who is currently an assistant coach on the staff, while Iowa State President Steven Leath wants to land a bigger name to continue to spark the fan base.
Phil Greene IV, D'Angelo Harrison and Sir'Dominic Pointer are gaining workout after workout in June, but Pointer in particular has created a buzz as a possible second round selection.
The Haggerty Award winner will workout for the Denver Nuggets Friday and has spent time with the Rockets, Mavericks, Thunder and Clippers recently.