first_img Published on December 3, 2015 at 12:26 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Comments Related Stories NCAA denies Jim Boeheim’s 9-game suspension appeal, will begin Saturday vs. GeorgetownMike Hopkins will coach his 1st game ever on Saturday against Georgetown Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim’s nine-game suspension will begin on Saturday against Georgetown. Initially, the NCAA ruled in March that Boeheim’s suspension would be for conference games. Following Boeheim’s appeal, the NCAA announced Thursday that while the nine-game suspension would stand, it’ll begin immediately. Boeheim will now miss six nonconference games and three conference games.Here is SU’s full statement from Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Kevin Quinn:“Today, the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee issued its decision in response to Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim’s appeal of the sanction imposed on him on March 6, 2015. Coach Boeheim submitted his appeal on March 20, 2015.“The Appeals Committee determined that the NCAA Committee on Infractions ‘abused its discretion’ by directing the suspension be served during conference play, because Coach Boeheim was not directly involved in the underlying violations of the case. The Appeals Committee determined the nine-game suspension may apply to non-conference games and be served immediately.“The University is pleased the Appeals Committee recognized that the initial sanction imposed on Coach Boeheim was too harsh. Nevertheless, we supported Coach Boeheim’s argument made during his hearing that any nine game suspension would be too severe based on previous cases, and his lack of involvement in the underlying conduct, which the Appeals Committee recognized.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“As Chancellor Syverud said in March, Coach Boeheim has been a mainstay at Syracuse University for more than one-third of our 144-year history. As we now move forward as a University, we join Coach Boeheim in his continued focus on ensuring our student-athletes receive the best possible education and achieve their highest potential in the classroom and on the court.”Here is the NCAA’s full report on the appeal decision:NCAA Final Report on Boeheim's Appeallast_img

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