The NCAA is Investigating the Syracuse Men's Basketball Program

By Jason Priestas on March 20, 2013 at 4:04p
Jim Boeheim digs in for the kill shot.

Syracuse basketball may be in for a world of hurt, according to a report from CBS Sports:

Syracuse University basketball has been under NCAA investigation for a period of “years,” a source with knowledge of the case told

That source said the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA.

The specific nature of the alleged violations was not disclosed by the source but the transgressions were described as both major and wide-ranging in nature. The investigation also encompasses football but is believed to primarily involve basketball. Syracuse has been penalized only once by the NCAA in a major case according to the association's legislative database. That was in 1992 in a case that focused on extra benefits in the basketball program.

Last year, Yahoo! Sports published a report linking Syracuse to an NCAA investigation into the program's drug policy. This appears to be much bigger:

When asked to characterize how wide-ranging the probe might be, a source with knowledge of the case told “Throw a dart at the [NCAA] Manual [and you would hit a violation by Syracuse]."


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buckeyechad's picture

Saw you post on Facebook "Uh Oh" and saw the words NCAA Investigating. Almost gave me a damn heart attack!

dubjayfootball90's picture

wow, that last quote cannot make a fan of Syracuse feel warm and confident in what is about to happen...

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Riggins's picture

Same thing was said about Miami. They'll skate.

BUCKfutter's picture



the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BucksfanXC's picture

Such a good show.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Powers's picture

Saw this coming once the reports of Boeheim leaving after this year came out

BUCKfutter's picture

caption: "50 bucks more says he eats it"

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Hovenaut's picture

Automatic +1, Caddyshack reference.

BUCKfutter's picture

+1 for getting it

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

It seems that Boeheim has picked a good time to leave.

Bucks43201's picture

never been a Boeheim fan...this cements that even more

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

740's picture

you mean to tell me that eric devendorf wasn't a stand-up guy after all?

jthiel09's picture

Didn't this happen last year too?