Syracuse Tried Really Hard To Keep Fab Melo Eligible

As fallout continues from the NCAA's announcement of sanctions for Syracuse, most of the fun now is in delving into the full report and pulling out the most egregious violations. Athletics staffers posing as players to email with professors was good. So is the athletics department running a full-court press to… » 3/08/15 12:30pm 3/08/15 12:30pm

Jim Boeheim Doesn't Give A Fuck, And Why Should He?

Syracuse lost by 14 to NC State today, which ends their season, given that they have banned themselves—more on that in a bit—from playing in the postseason, which includes the ACC tournament. Coach Jim Boeheim refused to address the media after the game, sending out an assistant in his place and releasing a … » 3/07/15 4:38pm 3/07/15 4:38pm

Syracuse's Academic Fraud Skipped The Middleman

The NCAA came down fairly hard on Syracuse for what it claims were years of violations, including the use of ineligible players, boosters handing out cash, and allegations that athletes had their schoolwork completed for them. It's that last one that provides for some of the most fascinating reading in the NCAA report. » 3/06/15 2:05pm 3/06/15 2:05pm

NCAA Suspends Jim Boeheim Nine Games, Revokes Scholarships

The NCAA has handed down its punishment against Syracuse University for a series of self-reported violations that took place over the last decade. In the NCAA's terms, the school is being punished for failing to "control and monitor" its athletics programs, and men's head basketball coach Jim Boeheim specifically is… » 3/06/15 12:49pm 3/06/15 12:49pm

Syracuse Conveniently Punishes Itself During Down Season

The Syracuse men's basketball team has self-imposed a postseason ban in an attempt to punish itself for athletic department violations that the NCAA has been investigating since 2007. The ban will prevent Syracuse from playing in the ACC tournament, NCAA tournament, or NIT tournament this year, but there's no reason… » 2/05/15 10:46am 2/05/15 10:46am