Say what you will about John Calipari, he's not stupid enough to get pinched like this.
Syracuse's penalty for the dreaded "failed to monitor" charge came down today.
From the NCAA's official site:
Penalties in this case, not including those self-imposed by the school, include five years of probation; financial penalties; reduction of three men’s basketball scholarships per year for four years; vacation of wins in which ineligible students participated; a nine conference game suspension for the head basketball coach; and men’s basketball recruiting restrictions for two years. Additionally, the panel accepted the school’s one-year postseason ban in men’s basketball it self-imposed after the NCAA hearing, among other measures outlined in the public decision.
The infractions happened over a span of eight years.
And this is your daily reminder that Jim Boeheim is the worst. I look forward to his press conference where he blames somebody else for this.
Here's Gahanna's Matthew Moyer (a five-star 2016 Syracuse commit) reacting to the news:
Ouch!!!— Matthew Moyer (@matthewmoyer13) March 6, 2015
Why they have to do us so dirty— Matthew Moyer (@matthewmoyer13) March 6, 2015