ESPN – The NCAA on Friday has suspended Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games and has taken away scholarships as a result of a multiyear investigation into the university’s athletic programs.
Syracuse’s penalties also include a five-year probation and for the school to vacate all wins in which ineligible men’s basketball students played in 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11 and 2011-12 and ineligible football students played in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07.
“Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs,” the NCAA said in a statement, “and its head men’s basketball coach failed to monitor his program.”
The NCAA said that the violation, which were self-reported by Syracuse and dated back to 2001, included academic misconduct, extra benefits, the failure to follow its drug testing policy and impermissible booster activity.
Other violations included impermissible academic assistance and services, the head basketball coach’s failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance and monitor his staff, and the school’s lack of control over its athletics program.
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All in all, a pretty light penalty for Cuse. They already banned themselves from this year’s postseason which successfully satisfied the NCAA, they already have a monster recruiting class coming in. Considering we’re talking about “multiple infractions” over and EIGHT YEAR period, I think the Orange will take it. Academic misconduct, impermissible benefits, not drug testing, gifts from boosters – all for close to a decade. Hey remember when Bruce Pearl lost his job for having a cookout? Lol NCAA.