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NCAA penalizes Syracuse Orange for multiple violations

As a result of the lengthy NCAA investigation, the Syracuse Orange, among other penalties, have been placed on probation for five years for ignoring the "most fundamental core values of the NCAA" for academic, drug, and other violations dating back to 2001. As a result of the investigation, Syracuse must vacate all men's basketball wins from games involving ineligible players from 2004-07 and 2010-2012. The basketball program will also lose 12 scholarships over the next four years, and Head Coach Jim Boeheim has been suspended for nine conference games for the 2015-16 season.

The vacation of 108 wins moves Boeheim to second all-time with 966 wins, to sixth all-time with 858 wins. He said in a statement made Friday that he will appeal the penalties and the suspension. With the violations dating back to 2001, the University negotiated to cap the statute of limitations to May 2003, thus preserving the 2003 NCAA National Championship.

In addition to penalties to the basketball program, the Orange Football program must vacate all wins during the 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2006-07 seasons.

The NCAA initiated the investigation in 2007 and it concluded in late October 2014.

Fox 40 will have more on this story as it continues to develop.

You can read the full 94-page NCAA report below:

Syracuse NCAA Report

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