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NCAA Hands Down Sanctions On Syracuse

(ESPN) –The NCAA on Friday suspended Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games, took away 12 scholarships, and ordered that 108 wins be vacated as a result of a multiyear investigation into the university’s athletic programs.

“Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs,” the NCAA said in a statement, “and its head men’s basketball coach failed to monitor his program.”

Syracuse’s penalties also include a five-year probation and the vacating of all wins in which ineligible men’s basketball student-athletes played during the 2004-07 and 2010-12 seasons, and in which ineligible football student-athletes played in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

So this was the big college story of the day, of course its way overblown and not actually that big.

Boeheim suspended for 9 conference games?  Who cares they play like 35 games a season

Losing 3 scholarships a year for the next few years?  Only slightly affects bench depth, most programs only play 8-9 guys but can carry 13.

Boeheim’s biggest lost is the vacated wins (109), but he should make most of those up in the next couple of years.  Guy has a great recruiting class coming in next year and some quality guys coming back.  Mark it down Syracuse will be in the hunt next year and make the NCAA tournament as a top 4 line seed.

Oh and the team self imposing a tournament ban this year, a year in which they probably wont make it anyway and certainly wouldnt win it, brilliant.

PS – to all the people this will taint Jim Boeheim’s legacy.  HAHAHAHAHA.  This type of thing happens literally every year, and sadly has become old hat.  but truly, how many people are even going to remember this in a few years.

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