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Wednesday / February 28.
  • Devendorf Suspended, Flynn Injured

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    The Syracuse University Appeals Board ruled that Eric Devendorf has been immediately suspended from the university and is prohibited from participating in all university activities.

    Devendorf reportedly punched a female student in the face Nov. 1 and faced arrest last month. He is the Orange’s second-leading scorer at 13.9 points per game.

    The Appeal Board modified the sanctions set by the University Judicial Board and imposed a community service requirement that he must meet in order to return to school for the spring semester. Jeff Goodman is reporting that Devendorf could be readmitted prior to the start of classes Jan. 12 and could potentially return in time to face Seton Hall Dec. 30 at home.

    “Eric clearly made a mistake and should be punished. It is his responsibility to fulfill the requirements of this decision,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said.

    Added Devendorf: “I’m disappointed that I put myself in this position which resulted in being suspended as a student and unable to participate in a number of games, including tomorrow’s game [against No. 23 Memphis]. I understand the decision and will be complying with all of the requirements of it.”

    It remains unclear when, or if, Devendorf will return to the Orange.

    FLYNN A GAME-TIME DECISION

    Guard Jonny Flynn did not practice on Friday after injuring his right hip in Syracuse’s win over Canisius on Wednesday.

    Instead of practicing, Flynn received treatment on his hip, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. Flynn, a sophomore point guard, is Syracuse’s leading scorer.

    Boeheim said Flynn’s playing status would be a game-time decision.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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