FAMU expects to play UNC regardless of roster points

Florida A&M’s soccer season opener at North Carolina on Saturday is predicted to be performed regardless of 20 Rattlers gamers who’re ineligible or have not cleared their paperwork to switch.

A FAMU spokesman confirmed to ESPN on Friday that the crew expects to play.

North Carolina coach Mack Brown and Tar Heels faculty officers additionally informed ESPN they count on Saturday’s recreation to proceed. The sport is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET (ACC Community).

As of two:15 p.m. ET, the FAMU crew hadn’t boarded a flight to Chapel Hill for the sport.

Florida A&M coach Willie Simmons informed ABC27 in Tallahassee that there have been 20 ineligible gamers attributable to teachers or eligibility after transferring. A faculty spokesman informed ESPN the crew could have eight eligible offensive linemen.

Florida A&M is scheduled to obtain a $450,000 assure for taking part in the sport, which is a part of a celebration of Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities this week on the UNC campus.

“They have some eligibility points,” a UNC supply informed ESPN earlier than the ultimate resolution was made. “You possibly can’t get on a airplane in the event you’re not licensed. They’re assembly proper now.

“I feel they’re nonetheless coming. We have now not been informed that they are not coming. We have now been informed by the AD and president that they are nonetheless coming.”

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