October 17, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Media day for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as he gets set for his 39th year at his alma mater didn't start the way it normally does.

Syracuse basketball, which already faces a multitude of on-court questions entering the season, now has off-court issues looming.

Syracuse.com reported about an hour before media day was to begin Friday afternoon that the NCAA has invited Syracuse officials to a hearing at the end of the month as part of a multiyear inquiry into the school's athletic department. The hearing before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions signifies the lengthy investigation into Syracuse is complete.

The hearing is one of the final steps before determining whether the school has committed NCAA violations and if it will be punished. It means Syracuse faces accusations of a ''severe'' or ''significant'' breach of conduct.

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