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Friday / December 2.
  • Bingo AD Resigns Amid Scandal

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    In the wake of a scandal that rocked the men’s basketball team and drew national attention, Binghamton athletic director Dr. Joel Thirer resigned Wednesday and will be replaced on an interim basis by associate athletic director James Norris.
     
    Lois B. DeFleur, president of the University, announced the news on the school’s Web site and also outlined several other steps aimed at addressing the current crisis.
    Six basketball players have been kicked off the team in the past week, including point guard Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben, who was arraigned last Thursday on cocaine distribution charges, and former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler, who was dismissed from the Big East program last month. The Bearcats only have seven scholarship players for the upcoming season.
     

     



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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.