Syracuse basketball regains one scholarship per season after appeal

Wednesday November 25th, 2015

The Syracuse men’s basketball program has regained one scholarship per year after an appeal to the NCAA, the school announced Wednesday.

The program was initially penalized with the loss of three scholarships in connection to multiple violations against the program and head coach Jim Boeheim dating back to 2001. 

The team also received a $1.23 million reduction in the financial penalties originally handed down by the NCAA. 

Boeheim is currently appealing a nine-game suspension that will take place starting with the first game of ACC play this season.

Likely the most historically significant punishment is the vacation of 101 wins under Boeheim. That punishment moves Boeheim from second on the all-time Division I wins list (969), to sixth with 868 victories. The penalties will not affect Syracuse’s 2003 national title. 

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The violations include academic misconduct and a failure to follow the school’s drug policy.

The Orange are 3–0 so far this season. The school is under a self-imposed postseason ban as a result of the infractions. 

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