Jim Boeheim To Start 2017 Season Against His Son

When Jim Boeheim leads the Syracuse basketball team onto the court for the 2017-18 season opener, it will be a family affair.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Syracuse will host Cornell to open the season. That means Boeheim will be coaching against his son, who will be a freshman for the Big Red this year.

How is that for some added drama?

Syracuse will open the 2017-18 season against Cornell on 11/10 at the Carrier Dome, per a source.

— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 11, 2017

As a senior at Jamesville-DeWitt, Boeheim averaged 23.3 points per game. He is joining a team that went just 7-20 last season under first-year head coach Brian Earl.

Boeheim and company, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 19-15 record.

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