The N.C.A.A.’s committee on infractions issued a startling report Friday on the conduct of the Syracuse athletic department, particularly its men’s basketball program, which it said violated numerous N.C.A.A. rules over the course of more than a decade.
The committee’s punishment was severe: Over the next four years, the Syracuse men’s basketball team must forfeit three scholarships; vacate all wins in which an ineligible basketball player participated from 2004 through 2012; reduce permissible off-campus recruiters from four to two; and return all funds received from participation in the Big East Conference tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2013, among other sanctions.
Furthermore, Coach Jim Boeheim will be suspended for the first nine Atlantic Athletic Conference games in 2015-16. The committee singled out Boeheim for his “failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance and monitor his staff.”