Syracuse basketball forced to vacate memorable Big East title


The NCAA has finally specified which 101 games the Syracuse Orangemen will have to vacate in compliance with the sanctions against the program. They include games over two different seasons and their memorable Big East title in 2006.

For the past 19 months, it wasn’t clear which 101 games Syracuse was going to be forced to vacate.

Its now clear though.

2004-05: 12-7 (27-7 previously, 15 vacated wins)
2005-06: 0-12 (23-12 previously, 23 vacated wins)
2006-07: 2-11 (24-11 previously, 22 vacated wins)
2010-11: 20-8 (27-8 previously, 7 vacated wins)
2011-12: 0-3 (34-3 previously, 34 vacated wins)

The changes mean that Syracuse will have technically gone winless in two season.

The 101 vacated wins will not only be included in the Syracuse record books, but also on the career stat line of coach Jim Boeheim. Boeheim now has 884 career wins. For games in which the Orangemen have vacated the victory, the result for the opponent will not be changed. Winning percentages and records remain the same for all of Syracuse’s opponents.

While Syracuse is under no obligation to reveal which players were found to be ineligible, the changes will be reflected in the university’s record books.

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