Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
After appeal, Syracuse gets four scholarships back
Syracuse has reason to give Thanks.
On the eve of the holiday, the school announced that it had won some minor gains from the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee.
The basketball program will gain back four scholarships over the next four years, not an insignificant gain over the initial penalty imposed on March 6, 2015.
“The Infractions Appeals Committee ruled that the University will gain back one men’s basketball scholarship per year over the next four years,” the school announced. “This will result in a total reduction of 8 scholarships over 4 years (2 per year from 2015-16 through 2018-19), rather than 12.”
Syracuse also announced that it “won a significant victory by achieving a $1.23 million reduction in the financial penalty previously imposed.”
The NCAA has yet to rule on Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s individual appeal of his nine-game suspension for ACC games. That is slated to begin Dec. 30 at Pittsburgh.
Syracuse also said it was unsuccessful in appealing any of the school’s vacated wins. The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that number stands at 101 victories.
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.