Arizona head coach Sean Miller went on Jon Rothstein’s College Hoops Today podcast and spoke about Allonzo Trier’s situation. Trier has been suspended for Arizona’s first 18 games, but neither the team nor the NCAA has commented on the nature of the suspension. “Allonzo’s situation is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime situation,” Miller said, adding, “I can’t even say that I’m optimistic. I’m just kind of neutral. It’s a very, very unique situation.” In recent weeks, Miller has sounded much more hopeful that he’ll get his star back. “We have our fingers crossed that at some point maybe he gets the green light,” he said, “but at this point I can’t say when or even if it’s going to happen.”
The NCAA Division I Council abandoned its support of a June early signing period for college football prospects during a meeting Wednesday at the NCAA convention. After significant blowback from coaches, many of whom were firmly against such a drastic change to the recruiting calendar, the council altered its proposal, which was initially released last October as part of a comprehensive package of recruiting reforms. The NCAA is moving forward with its recommendation of a mid-December signing date in addition to the traditional February signing date. The Collegiate Commissioners Association, a separate organization from the NCAA that actually administers the National Letter of Intent Program, will have to formally implement a new signing date at a meeting later this year.
The NCAA has been investigating potential infractions in the Ole Miss athletic department for a long time. It’s been a year since the NCAA first formally notified the school of a series of sometimes-zesty, sometimes-not allegations, for actions dating as far back as 2012. Ole Miss doesn’t yet know exactly what sanctioning, if any, it’ll face.