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NCAA drops hammer on Syracuse & Boeheim

Friday afternoon was a difficult one for Syracuse fans and alumni as the NCAA handed down severe penalties against the men’s basketball program. Below we have compiled the things you need to know, various reactions, and media analysis…First of all, here’s the actual 94 page report from the NCAA.This is Syracuse’s official stance from Chancellor Kent Syverud.There is tons of info and reaction available at Syracuse.com’s Full Coverage section.The details on the NCAA penalties…– Boeheim suspended for nine ACC games in the 2015-16 season.- Vacation of 108 wins, (drops Boeheim from 2nd to sixth on the all-time wins list)- 12 scholarships lost over four years.- Reduction in the off-campus recruiters from four to two from 6/1/2015 – 5/31/2017.- Syracuse must return all funds received from NCAA through the Big East Conference revenue sharing program for appearances in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCAA Tournaments and a fine of $500 per contest in which ineligible students played. This amount will easily total over $1,000,000.- Men’s basketball and football placed on five-year probation through March 5, 2020.In addition to these penalties, Syracuse has already self-imposed penalties that include a one-year postseason ban for this season, a voluntary two-year term of probation for the athletic department, the elimination of one scholarship for basketball for the 2015-2016 season, the elimination of a men’s basketball off-campus recruiter for six months during 2015-2016, vacation of 24 men’s basketball wins from 2004-05 and 2011-12 and the vacation of 11 football wins from the Greg Robinson era.- How do these penalties compare with other NCAA sanctioned programs? Jim Boeheim’s statement released Friday night…

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