NCAA clarifies Boeheim’s comments on report

The NCAA issued a statement clarifying the timing of Syracuse’s

self-reporting of possible violations of its internal drug

policy.

After the second-ranked Orange’s 58-55 victory over Connecticut

in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament on Thursday, coach

Jim Boeheim was asked how long he had been aware of the alleged

failure to adhere to the drug policy and possibly playing

ineligible players over the past decade, which was reported by

Yahoo Sports after a three-month investigation.

”This was reported 5 years ago, and we’re waiting for them to

finish the process,” Boeheim said.

When asked again about the school self-reporting the violations

5 years ago, Boeheim answered, ”Uh-huh.”

About 3 hours later the NCAA issued a statement clarifying the

time frame.

”The NCAA enforcement staff received a self-report from

Syracuse University on October 27, 2010,” the NCAA said,

reinforcing what it said when the possible violations were first

made public.