Posted March 07, 2013

Syracuse University tweets, then deletes, Jim Boeheim may retire

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Syracuse University tweeted, then deleted, that Jim Boeheim may be asked to retire. (Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Syracuse University tweeted, then deleted, that Jim Boeheim may be asked to retire. (Nate Shron/Getty Images)

The official Twitter account for Syracuse University reported yesterday that Jim Boeheim’s game against DePaul earlier in the night could possibly be his last at the Carrier Dome.

The tweet linked to a report from local sports site DYST Now in which the Athletic Director for the school was said to reportedly meet with the NCAA about possible violations last season and as a result would ask Boeheim to retire. Boeheim has been a coach with the team since 1976; with 913 wins, he is second all-time in Division I victories.

The tweet was deleted soon after it was posted, but school officials, despite scrambling to dismiss the report, would not confirm that the Twitter account was hacked.

Deadspin recapped the series of events and Syracuse basketball tweeted that an SU spokesman confirmed that the report is not true.

According to Deadspin, NBC Sports’ EJ Argenio provided a response to the situation from Kevin Quinn, senior vice president of public affairs at the school:

That was inadvertently and mistakenly sent out. Nothing contained in the tweet or the blog link is accurate or true. We apologize for the confusion.


8 comments
marker264109
marker264109

Here's the biggest problem in a nutshell:  "The official Twitter account for Syracuse University yesterday reported...".

 

twitter, tweets, facebook .... anyone who believes this online gossip crud lives in pseudo-reality.

JayZ
JayZ

Jim Boeheim has spent the last few decades putting an outstanding product out on the court year after year, giving Syracuse residents a reason for trying to make it through those miserable winters. 

 

However, in my opinion, he is also one of a great number of college coaches who have made the term "student-athlete" a joke.  His recruiting practices have always been suspect and some of players he has recruited remind one of the characters on John Thompson's (the Senior) early Georgetown teams. 

 

But, he did what he got paid to do, and did it very well.  At this point, are recruiting and program standards even relevant?  The NCAA is like the Las Vegas gaming commission........just keep the money coming in and let's try to keep the level of embarassment at a minimum.    

 

 

donald5
donald5

Maybe Boeheim was providing drugs to the student that Les Miles was rumored to have and affair with.  I'll believe it when I see it.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Boeheim held on long enough. Time to join his buddy Bernie Fine in retirement.

supergolfdude
supergolfdude

All the manufactured "drama" with college basketball coaches leaves me nauseous. Bunch of pansies.

marker264109
marker264109

he's close to 1,000 wins.  he'll be around at least 3 more years i'd bet ...