Boeheim Out For Nine ACC Games
03/06/2015 05:43 PM
The NCAA dropped the hammer on Syracuse Friday after an investigation spanning more than a year uncovered multiple infractions.
The violations include impermissible academic assistance, academic misconduct, impermissible booster activity and failure to follow drug testing policy. The infractions date back to 2001 and were initially self-reported by Syracuse.
Orange Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim is suspended for the first nine ACC games of the 2015-16 season and the school will be placed on probation for five years. As part of its punishment, Syracuse will have to vacate all of the wins in which ineligible players participated between 2004-2007 and 2010-12 seasons. The vacated wins total 108 games all together, the most ever taken from an NCAA team. Syracuse will lose 12 scholarships over four years and will also face recruiting sanctions for the next two years.
The NCAA accepted Syracuse’s decision to ban itself from post-season play this year including next week’s ACC tournament. The vacated wins drop Boeheim to sixth on the all-time wins list with 858 wins. Before the wins were removed from the Orange’s record, Boeheim had 966 wins; second only to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski who has 1010.