Boeheim Planning To Appeal “Unduly Harsh” NCAA Penalties
Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim spoke publicly today for the first time since the NCAA Committee on Infractions released findings of its investigation into the Syracuse program earlier this month.
Boeheim says he's planning to appeal what he calls "unduly harsh" penalties levied against him by the NCAA.
He says he takes responsibility for violations that occurred, but he had no "personal involvement" in the findings outlined by the NCAA.
Boeheim denied their is academic fraud in the program, saying they demand team members and student athletes do the required work in the classroom.
He also added that he and his staff have compliance meetings almost daily and meet with players regarding compliance issues twice a year.
On Wednesday, Boeheim announced he will coach three more seasons before retiring.
Boeheim has been the head coach at Syracuse since 1976.