Syracuse men’s basketball coach suspended 9 games

The NCAA suspended Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim on Friday for nine Atlantic Coast Conference games and took away scholarships after a lengthy investigation of the school’s athletic programs.

“During the 10-year period of violations, the head basketball coach did not promote an atmosphere of compliance within his program and did not monitor the activities of those who reported to him as they related to academics and booster involvement,” the NCAA said.

The NCAA said Syracuse discovered and self-reported 10 violations, dating to 2001, that primarily involved men’s basketball but also football.

The infractions included academic misconduct, extra benefits, failure to follow the school’s drug testing policy and impermissible booster activity, the NCAA said.

Boeheim’s suspension will cover the first nine ACC games of the 2015-2016 season.

The NCAA’s penalties include five years’ probation, financial penalties, a reduction of three men’s basketball scholarships per year for four years, and the removal of wins in which ineligible students participated.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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