Syracuse Releases Statement on NCAA Hearing

The Syracuse Athletics department released a statement on Friday about the NCAA hearing that has taken place over Thursday and Friday.

Over the previous two days, Syracuse University has been involved in a hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions in Chicago. At the conclusion of the hearing, Friday evening, they released a statement through Syracuse.com:

"Earlier today, Syracuse University concluded a hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The hearing completes a cooperative process stemming from the University's self-report of potential NCAA violations.

"None of the potential violations involve current-student athletes. The issues regarding men's basketball and football occurred years ago, with the exception of certain issues in basketball occurring between 2010 and early 2012. Since first self-reporting to the NCAA in 2007, the University, in partnership with the Department of Athletics, has implemented a series of best practices, reformed and strengthened existing policies and procedures, and realigned and improved a range of student-athlete support services.

"The University is fully committed to ensuring compliance with all NCAA regulations and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and responsibility. With this significant step in the process complete, we look forward to reviewing the Committee's findings and resolving this matter."

Syracuse will learn the NCAA's ruling within 30 to 60 days which will determine if violations are found and punishments administered. If the NCAA decides to punish Syracuse, they will have an opportunity to appeal.

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