In looks like one former Syracuse big man is coming to the defense of another. Former Orange center Etan Thomas, who played for the school from 1996 to 2000, took to Twitter Wednesday night to criticize those who have made disparaging remarks regarding Fab Melo. Melo, who suited up for the program from 2010 to 2012, was the subject of much of the NCAA’s recent investigation into...
It’s hard not to have a love-hate relationship with college basketball. I enjoy the product on the court, sure, but almost everything off of it is a nightmare. I hear the words “NCAA” or “violation” and I experience synesthesia: images of coaches making $100-handshakes with players and NCAA officials counting their millions fill my eyes. By now you’ve heard the NCAA’s...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The school initiated the case, which includes academics, when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in 2007. School officials...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2015 | Discuss
Syracuse has self-imposed a ban on the postseason this year, and let’s face it – this is as bad as the Orange program hopes it gets. There’s no doubt there was funny business going on around the program a few years ago. Whether it was Fab Melo’s academic eligibility, the Yahoo! Sports report about failed drug tests, or any other problems big-time college programs usually...
Sometimes we have to be realistic. The 2011-12 team had all of the tools to win a national championship, even though Fab Melo missed the NCAA tournament. Despite losing four of its last five regular season games, the 2012-13 team went to the Final Four. Twenty five straight games worked for Syracuse last year, but it all went downhill from there and SU was bounced in the Round...
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