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Jim Boeheim deemed ‘not reckless’ in fatal crash, case is closed

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will not be charged in last month’s fatal highway accident and the case has been closed. The Onondaga County district attorney says Boeheim was “not reckless.” William Fitzpatrick says that after reviewing the police accident report he decided to exercise discretion in declining to file charges. Boeheim was driving 66 mph five seconds before impact and about 54 mph at impact. The disabled car on the dimly lit highway was going 67 mph when it skidded out.

Top 25 roundup: Top-ranked Duke beats Jim Boeheim, Syracuse 75-65

No matter the outcome, Jim Boeheim needed this. Three days after the Hall of Fame coach of the Syracuse Orange struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway that leads out of town, he returned to the bench Saturday night. Boeheim’s first public appearance since the Wednesday night accident that killed 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez came in a 75-65 loss to top-ranked Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski, a close friend.

Eastern Washington men open their season at 16th-ranked Syracuse

As a player, second-year Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans often locked up with the nation’s premier basketball institutions. Legans has never crossed paths with longtime power Syracuse, though. That changes Tuesday at 4 p.m. PST when the Eagles face Jim Boeheim’s 16th-ranked Orange, both teams’season opener at Syracuse’s 33,000-seat Carrier Dome.

Greensboro gets shot at Boeheim, Syracuse in NIT opener

Four days after the Hall of Fame coach from Syracuse angered an entire city by saying there was “no value” in the Atlantic Coast Conference holding its postseason tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Orange were matched up Sunday night against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Couch Slouch

Syracuse University, perhaps the nation’s premier institution of higher learning in terms of balancing academic excellence with athletic achievement, has announced it will offer the first-ever U.S. bachelor’s degree in sports analytics.

Blanchette: Zags pick right time to display resume

If college basketball is your drug of choice, maybe your favorite day of the year is Selection Sunday. Hard not to get wrapped up in the intrigue of the bracket reveal, no matter what CBS does to screw it up.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said he will appeal ‘harsh’ sanctions

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Thursday he will appeal “unduly harsh” NCAA sanctions for violations that occurred over a decade and that 2018 is the “right time” to retire. Speaking 2 hours before the start of the main games in the NCAA tournament, Boeheim said some of the NCAA’s allegations laid out in a scathing report earlier this month are inaccurate.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to retire in 3 years; AD out

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and the university’s athletic director has resigned, the school announced Wednesday following a scathing NCAA report that imposed sanctions for violations that lasted more than a decade. Chancellor Kent Syverud said that Boeheim, a Hall of Famer and head coach for 39 years, decided to make the announcement to “bring certainty to the team and program in the coming years” and allow for a smooth transition.

Commentary: Time for Boeheim to go

Here’s some real March Madness. For the better part of a decade, Jim Boeheim oversaw a college basketball program that broke all sorts of rules – from not following its own drug-testing policy to doing whatever it could to maintain the eligibility of academically deficient players – yet the only real price he’s required to pay is a nine-game suspension next season.

Syracuse in Final Four for first time in 10 years

WASHINGTON – Jim Boeheim calls this year’s Syracuse team his best defensive group ever. Hard to argue, based on the suffocating performances that put the Orange in the Final Four. Using its trapping, shot-challenging 2-3 zone to perfect effect for 40 minutes, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 in the East Regional final Saturday to earn Boeheim his first trip to the national semis since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA title.

Boeheim joins an elite coaching fraternity

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim called it just another number. The message board in the Carrier Dome didn’t agree. Moments after his third-ranked Syracuse Orange held off Detroit for a 72-68 victory Monday night in the Gotham Classic, making Boeheim just the third Division I men’s coach to reach 900 wins, Hall of Famer Dave Bing, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Louisville’s Rick Pitino offered congratulations on the big screens inside the Teflon dome as the hometown faithful cheered.

Boeheim takes aim at 900th win

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim has experienced a lot since the dawn of the new century — prostate surgery, a national championship, induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and a pair of Olympic gold medals. Yet even though it’s been 50 years since he enrolled as a freshman at Syracuse, the 68-year-old Boeheim just keeps rolling along, as intense and focused as ever in his 37th year at his alma mater, worried only about the next game when he’s not recruiting or raising money for cancer research.

Boeheim softens stance on Fine’s accusors

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims’ advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men. As criticism swirled about Boeheim’s initial support of Fine and his verbal attacks on the accusers, the coach kept a low profile, seeking refuge in his office, and university trustees have remained largely silent.