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Syracuse self-imposes 1-year postseason ban

The Syracuse Orange, despite a 15-7 record this year will not play in the postseason. In response to an on-going NCAA investigation, the university announced Wednesday a self-imposed postseason ban including the ACC Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, and the NIT.

"I am very disappointed that our basketball team will miss the opportunity to play in the post-season this year," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said in a statement. "Senior Rakeem Christmas has been an outstanding member of the team for the past four years. However, I supported this decision and I believe the University is doing the right thing by acknowledging that past mistakes occurred. Our players have faced adversity and challenges before. I know they will rise to this challenge by keeping our program strong and continuing to make our University proud."

The investigation was initiated by the school in regards to potential athletic department violations involving academics during the 2007 school year. In 2012, Cuse declared Fab Melo academically ineligible for the postseason, James Southerland also sat out 6 games that season.

The university has said that no infractions have taken place after 2012 and that no current student-athlete is involved.
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