Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Q: Has any college basketball team ever been through the up-and-down odyssey endured by the Syracuse program over the past 17 months? A: No. To expand on that: No team has even come close. Not the Kentucky program that won a national title in 2012, subsequently saw six players drafted into the NBA, then lost in the first round of the NIT last month. Not the Florida Gulf Coast team that came from nowhere to beat Georgetown, become the first 15-seed to make the Sweet Sixteen, and briefly capture the imagination of a nation. Not the Wichita State team that lost all five starters from last season, went through an injury-plagued 2012-13 regular season, then shocked us all by making this year's Final Four. Let's recap the last 17 months in the life of Syracuse basketball and Jim Boeheim: In November 2011, shortly after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal erupted at Penn State, longtime Boeheim assistant Bernie Fine was accused on ESPN of sexually abusing former ball boys on the team;...
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