The Syracuse Orange could be in major trouble if the school is found guilty of breaking NCAA rules.
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The Syracuse Orange basketball and football teams could be in serious trouble as it is now the subject of an NCAA investigation into a violation of league rules.
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the football team is “facing allegations involving extra benefits,” but only from a “two-or-three-year stretch around 2004 or 2005.” By comparison, the allegations surrounding the basketball program are said to go back “about 10 years and are as current as the 2013 season.”
If the allegations against the football program do stem from 2004 and 2005, that time frame would mark the end of Paul Pasqualoni’s tenure as head coach (1991-2004), and the beginning of Greg Robinson’s stint with the program (2005-2008). Additionally, McMurphy is reporting that “none of the allegations” occurred since 2009, when Doug Marrone took over. Scott Shafer replaced Marrone, now the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, in 2013.
Syracuse.com reported Thursday that the football team could be “potentially exposed to penalties.” When reached by Syracuse.com, Marrone said he was not invited to the upcoming hearing in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions in Indianapolis (reported to take place on Oct. 30-31).