November 18, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) A newspaper report says an internship program that placed Syracuse University athletes at a YMCA is part of an inquiry into possible NCAA violations by the school's athletic department.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/1BJWuix ) reports that NCAA investigators asked about a former YMCA employee in nearby Oneida who had exceptional access to Syracuse men's basketball players and was sued for allegedly misappropriating close to $350,000 from the Y. The paper said it is unclear if any of those funds were given to athletes.

The NCAA completed its investigation into the Syracuse athletic department at a hearing in Chicago more than two weeks ago.

The inquiry involves issues with both the men's basketball program and football. The school has said those issues occurred years ago, with the exception of some in basketball between 2010 and early 2012.

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