NCAA faces harsh response from Miami’s Cavinder Twins over NIL sanctions

The NCAA’s governing body suspended Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team coach Katie Meier for violating the NIL regulation by recruiting celebrity athletes, the Cavender twins.

The incident stems from the coach’s attendance at a dinner with the Cavinder Twins and billionaire promoter John Ruiz. The twins were not officially members of the Miami Hurricanes at the time, which violated an NCAA rule.

However, the recruit twins criticized the sanction by taking a shot at the NCAA on their social media platform.

What did the Cavinder Twins say?

The NCAA suspended Meier for the first three games of the 2022-2023 season for taking part in an ‘impermissible meal’ but they didn’t take any action against the host or the twins.

Regardless, the twins posted a video on their TikTok channel writing the caption: “dear NCAA, scared that female athletes have value? 🤥 #fyp #basketball #foryou”


dear NCAA, scared that female athletes have value? 🤥 #fyp #basketball #foryou

♬ original sound – 💘.

The twins, Haley and Hannah Cavinder, joined the hurricanes shortly after that dinner program. Before that, Haley played for the Fresno State Bulldogs women’s basketball team from 2019–2022.

Katie has been serving as head coach for the Hurricanes since 2005 and won the conference regular season championship in 2011, which propelled her to be the Associated Press college basketball coach of the year. For the hurricanes, she retains a 60.7% winning rate.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cavinder Twin started their social media influencing journey and mainly focused on college sports endorsement.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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