Posted March 20, 2013

Report: NCAA investigating Syracuse men’s basketball for major violations

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The Syracuse men's basketball program, coached by Jim Boeheim, reportedly is under NCAA investigation. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Syracuse men’s basketball program, coached by Jim Boeheim, is reportedly under NCAA investigation. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Syracuse University men’s basketball program has been under NCAA investigation for a period of “years,” a source with knowledge of the case said in a CBSSports.com report.

The source said the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA. The source also described the violations as both major and wide-ranging.

The investigation also includes the Syracuse football program, but is believed to primarily focus on basketball.

The NCAA would not confirm the investigation, according to CBSSports.com.

Syracuse acknowledged an ongoing NCAA inquiry into possible violations of its drug policy a year ago, as reported by Yahoo! Sports. But that initial investigation has apparently expanded its scope.

When asked to characterize how wide-ranging the probe might be, a source with knowledge of the case told CBSSports.com: “Throw a dart at the [NCAA] Manual [and you would hit a violation by Syracuse].”

According to the report, the current NCAA case is not related to allegations made against former assistant coach Bernie Fine or a federal investigation of sexual abuse claims dropped in November.


18 comments
life-in-orange
life-in-orange

This is what I don't understand (actually I do) you all out there "simply assume" not with just Syracuse players, but "black players across the spectrum of college sports, that "ALL" black guys and black gals undoubtilly come from the "black inner citys" across America. And yet, most I'm willing to bet are all college graduates yourselfs. Think about it. you did'nt learn a fu*king thing in your college mandatory diversity / cross cultural course yo uhad to take to graduate. Excuse me, but have any of you out there ever check and see where these guys went to grade / middle school ? They went to America's most "upper" class all  "WHITE" schools and academies on scholarship to   make those school shine and creat a name for themselves you bunch of dumbasses.  Look at the players at Syracuse or any "WHITE" school like Duke and see for yourselves. Chris Joesph of Syracuse last year graduate (now with Boston Celtics = NBA) is from Montreal Canada and went to school in Canada, as an example. Or can't you in this modern day and age visualize a "Black person" from the nation of Canada, just north of the USA ? Why do a lot of you still assume that all black players come from "a single mother welfare inner city family", and junior here playing ball is there way out of the ghetto ? There are many hard working black people who want the same thing for there kids as "WHITE" people do for theirs,the opportunity to advance in life, have a better education, live in a safe and secure neighborhood, and raise a healthy family, etc. They all don't want to play ball and then become TV commentators or "Rap" artist....or "playa's", no more than all White players become engineers, doctors, and lawyers, family men, and are all successful in life. I'm from Syracuse, and to hear you all with out even never having been to that part of upstate New York says alot about you. Theres plenty to do upstate N.Y., just as there is in Barstow California, Elko Nevada, or Kissimee Florida or , because you rhewhere ever the hell you all out there come from, probably more so, because your educational level rhetoric sure as hell sounds like it.

 

joeshine730
joeshine730

Follow the money trail from the ghettos to Frozen Syracuse and the NCAA will find out how all these black players choose drab dreary dull Syracuse. It's the money stupid.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Heard Bernie Fine isn't touching this one.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Face it  dumbSyracuse  fans  Boeheim got black players to come to that frozen wasteland for more than basketball.

joeshine730
joeshine730

The NCAA is smart enough to know black players aren't coming to Syracuse NY in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do there but freeze and play basketball without getting some cash or other enticements to go into the frozen wasteland of upper NY. Look for Boeheim to bail out quicker than Bernie Fine did.

LanceABoyle
LanceABoyle

And, yet, after sixteen years of known and documented academic scandal in Chapel Hill, their basketball teams continues on untouched by the NCAA.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Once it comes out how Syracuse entices these black kids to come to Syracuse NY probation will follow. Going to live in Syracuse is like being sentenced to a prison term. If anyone has seen Syracuse in the winter you can understand why? These inner city kids are coming for more than basketball and it sue isn't a degree or the weather. Hence why the investigation? Look for Jimmy B to bail out.

geoAZ
geoAZ

The real issue is "how do real students allow the integrity of their degrees to be devalued by athletic programs" ??? This problem isn't unique to Syracuse, by any means, but relates to every school in which student athletes are clearly NOT students and in most cases, marginal athletes. This is made sadder by the fact that college presidents not only allow athletic programs to hijack scholastic reputations, but endorse said activity. Further, the obvious fact that the NCAA "enforcement" division is completely out of its depth heightens the hypocrisy. 

MARK7
MARK7

The NCAA has lost all credibility after the UCLA and USC conspiracy. Just hire a lawyer, tell the NCAA to screw themselves and file suit asking a judge to order a cease and desist and use the evidence that there was a clear and evident conspiracy of corruption to hold back the USC and UCLA athletic programs. 

MichaelWallis1
MichaelWallis1

Wow, could this really be the end to Jim Boeheim's coaching career at Syracuse?

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

So, you are saying no one could possibly do that without cheating. Pretty simplistic. You work in the intelligence field, right? If you don't get recruited heavily or are going to be number three on the depth chart but dream of playing in the NBA, you take the best option which will help you achieve your goal, etc. Not condoing anything but if he cheated, he wouldn't be the first and he surely won't be the last.

joeshine730
joeshine730

If anyone ever can figure out how Boeheim constantly gets inner city black kids from California and other major cities to come to that bleak frozen boring wasteland of Syracuse NY and live will have the answer. It is not hard to figure out how these kids decide on Boeheim and frozen upstate NewYork-it's money stupid. DUH?

joeshine730
joeshine730

 @life-in-orange You sound black and angry you are black. Face it Syracuse NY is a dump in the middle of nowhere and nothing to do there. 95% of Syracuse black players are from the inner city and the ghetto s of America. Not a lot of meaningful degrees going to 4 years Syracuse players either. Look at  the results of their past players. The NCAA has  alot to go after.

lmb2171
lmb2171

 @joeshine730 So because no one agrees with you, you just keep posting the same comment three times, trolling for someone, ANYone, to agree with your idiotic statement?

maknoblauch
maknoblauch

 @joeshine730 why did you post essentially the same thing 15 hours later?  Did you not stir up enough controversy to satisfy yourself the first time?  

EezyPeezy
EezyPeezy

 @joeshine730 So the only way to consistently get good players is to pay them?  HUH.  Come play for a hall of fame coach, in front of 30k people, with great facilities, in a major conference.  Get real Joeshine.  Current roster: 2 from Maryland, 2 from SYRACUSE, delaware, philly, Hamilton Mass...some good recruits, some not, but all from the NE.  And have you seen the football program?  You think Syracuse is paying for players?  You're a clown, stupid.  DUH?

butt_dr
butt_dr

 @joeshine730 If that's your logic, why would any of these "inner city black kids from California and other major cities" choose to go to Kentucky, Arkansas, Indiana or any of the other podunk places where NCAA programs thrive?