Does Syracuse have to worry about NCAA punishment? According to the Post-Standard the NCAA is investigating the program’s academic records. This prompted James Southerland to be suspended a second time. His initial suspension was because he received improper benefits, allegedly. He made a payment to make it up, “one source thought it to be around $70.”
So last month Syracuse’s director of basketball operations Stan Kissel resigns unexpectedly. Kissel stated that he wanted to spend more time with his family. But the timing of this is bizarre. The guy who has worked within the department for seven years bounces mid-season? And just a week before Southerland gets suspended?
Just look at the last calendar year on the Hill. Fab Melo is suspended for academic reasons. Then he’s ineligible for the tournament (which Boeheim would later say was not academics). Yahoo Sports reports there’s widespread drug failings at SU. The director of baseball ops resigns in the middle of the seas...