Syracuse Basketball Self-Imposes Ban From Postseason Play

The Syracuse Orange will not be participating in postseason play this season, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. The self-imposed postseason ban comes as a result of an NCAA investigation into possible violations during the 2007 season. It has not been made clear what the subject of the probe is at this time, however the school felt that it was serious enough to warrant a self-imposed banishment on all postseason participation for the Orange.

At 15-7 on the season, Syracuse’s chances of making the NCAA tournament or NIT were slim, considering their lack of quality wins both in the non-conference schedule, and into ACC play. The timing of the self-imposed ban is convenient, to say the least, considering that the Orange probably weren’t going to play into March anyway. Additionally, it is an indictment on the NCAA that they did not take quicker action on this matter, considering the possible violations occurred 7 years ago. NCAA President Mark Emmert is getting hammered on the subject, which is nothin new for the much maligned leader of collegiate athletics.

More to come on this story soon.


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