NCAA allows Syracuse to count 3 scholarships toward penalty
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The NCAA Committee on Infractions has approved Syracuse University's request to begin serving its men's basketball scholarship penalty this season, the university said in a release Tuesday.
The NCAA originally sanctioned Syracuse last March with the loss of three scholarships a year for a four-year period. That penalty was part of the punishment for violations within the men's basketball program. The university appealed and the governing body reduced the penalty to eight over four years.
While the appeal was pending, the university voluntarily forfeited three scholarships for the current season and Chancellor Kent Syverud requested in a December letter that the Committee on Infractions count those three scholarships against the eight-scholarship penalty.