Found March 13, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
PLAYERS: Fab MeloJim Boeheim
TEAMS: Syracuse Orange
Breaking news in the world of college basketball as my Twitter feed just exploded with folks saying that Syracuse center Fab Melo will miss the NCAA Tournament because he is academically ineligible. Fab Melo Ineligible for Syracuse Indeed, the chatter is confirmed by the official website of Syracuse sports (hat tip @DanLevyThinks): Via SUAthletics.com: Syracuse University sophomore men’s basketball center Fab Melo did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh, and will not take part in the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue. Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further details can be provided at this time. Fab Melo of Syracuse is ineligible for the NCAA Tournament. (Image via SUAthletics.com) This is obviously a huge blow to #1-seeded Syracuse, which looked invincible early in the season with an improved Melo. They struggled some when he had to miss some time even though they kept on winning, as evidenced by a final record that showed just two blemishe...
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