Soft Penalty for Syracuse?

Posted: October 22, 2016 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, D1, NCAA, Penalty

If my reading of the Hawaii verses Syracuse rule breaking is any near correct, Syracuse should have a year where they can play but not be eligible for post season AND all Syracuse players are eligible to leave the team without sitting out.  Now that seems fair based on Hawaii. 

imageReport: NCAA makes Syracuse vacate Big East title, multiple seasons worth of wins

By Scott Phillips

Oct 17, 2016, 8:30 PM EDT

Syracuse’s 101 vacated wins from the NCAA’s ruling last year will be spread across multiple years and include a Big East title and two full seasons, according to a report from

The Orange will have 23 wins cleared from 2005-06, which includes Syracuse’s memorable Big East tournament title run with Gerry McNamara as well as 2011-12 — which was a 34-3 season with Fab Melo. New records will be reflected as 0-12 for the 2005-06 season and 0-3 for 2011-12.

Melo was out for five games during the 2011-12 season with eligibility issues.

Syracuse is will also vacate 15 wins from its 27-7 2004-05 season — for a new record of 12-7 — and 22 wins during a 24-11 2006-07 season for a new record of 2-11. As the story noted, it is unclear if Syracuse must vacate its 2005 Big East title.

The final season Syracuse will lose seven wins from 2010-11’s 27-8 campaign. That season will now be 20-8 in the record books.

It is unclear which particular wins that Syracuse has to vacate, if any, as it might just be updated as new season records with no changes to specific games.

The vacated wins will also changed Jim Boeheim’s status in the record books as he enters the 2016-17 with 884 wins

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