Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/9/13

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange looks on against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic on November 20, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The one thing that Big East reporters are really going to miss when Syracuse departs from the conference to join the ACC are the Jim Boeheim press conferences. He is known for speaking off the cuff on many occasions, and his final regular season presser in Big East competition following an embarrassing loss to long-time rival Georgetown was no different. Speaking to reporters after the game, it sounded not only was Boeheim saying goodbye to the Big East, but to the profession as well, fueling speculation that he is on his way out. There was a report earlier in the week that the university was forcing the Orange coach of the last 37 years into stepping down while the school prepares itself for punishment from the NCAA. Sounding somewhat dejected, Boeheim said the following to perk up ears: “Well, you know, I’m pretty much ready to go play golf somewhere,” Boeheim said. “If was 40 years old, I’d be real upset. I’m not 40 years old. That should be obvious, though.” As we all know, golf is often associated with retirement. But there is no telling if that was his actual intention. Boeheim seemed quite refelctive as reporters continued to [...]
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