Major Infractions Case

Syracuse University

March 06, 2015

Over the course of a decade, Syracuse University did not control and monitor its athletics programs, and its head men¿s basketball coach failed to monitor his program, according to a decision issued by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. Syracuse discovered and self-reported 10 violations in this case, which primarily involved men¿s basketball but also football. The self-reported violations, dating back to 2001, include academic misconduct, extra benefits, the failure to follow its drug testing policy and impermissible booster activity. The other violations found included impermissible academic assistance and services, the head basketball coach¿s failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance and monitor his staff, and the school¿s lack of control over its athletics program.

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.

Football ,  Men's Basketball

Television: 0 yrs
Reduction in Financial Aid: Yes
Postseason: 2 yrs
Recruiting: Yes
Probation: 5 yrs
Show Cause Penalty: Yes
Vacation of Record: No