NCAA Severe Sanctions

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 6:45 PM

The NCAA sanctioned Syracuse for multiple infractions committed by the basketball and football programs over a 10-year period.

The penalties include a nine-game suspension for basketball coach Jim Boeheim, scholarship reductions for the next four seasons and five years' probation.

A look at some other recent high-profile NCAA cases and the penalties handed down by the NCAA.

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Miami football and men's basketball, 2013. The Hurricanes self-imposed two postseason bans while the school waited for the NCAA to conclude its investigation into the athletic programs relationship with booster Nevin Shapiro, who claimed he provided cash, parties and other gifts to players and recruits. Shapiro made his claims while serving a prison sentence for running a $930 million ponzi scheme. The NCAA's additional sanctions included, nine lost football scholarships, three lost basketball scholarships, three years' probation, plus a five-game suspension for basketball coach Frank Haith, who had already moved onto Missouri, and two-year show-cause penalties for two football assistant coaches and one basketball assistant.

Penn State, football, 2012. The NCAA gave the Nittany Lions a four-year postseason ban, docked the program 40 scholarships and vacated 111 victories as punishment for the school's role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal. Most of the penalties have been rolled back. The school also was fined $60 million.

Ohio State football, 2011. After Buckeyes players were found to have traded memorabilia, equipment and autographs for tattoos and cash, the Buckeyes were hit with a postseason ban of one season, three years' probation and scholarship losses totaling nine over a three-year period. Also, coach Jim Tressel received a five-year show-cause order — essentially banning him college coaching — for lying to the school and the NCAA during the investigation.

USC football, 2010. The NCAA gave the Trojans a two-year postseason ban, took away 30 scholarships and placed the school on four years' probation after it found star tailback Reggie Bush and his family had received cash and other impermissible benefits during the 2004 and '05 seasons. The Trojans also had to vacate their final two victories from the 2004 and all 12 of their 2005 victories. The BCS stripped USC of its 2004 national championship. Assistant coach Todd McNair was given a one-year show-cause penalty.

Baylor, men's basketball, 2005. A scandal that started with the shooting death of basketball play Patrick Dennehy by teammate Carlton Dotson led to the finding of numerous NCAA infractions by coach Dave Bliss and his staff and other more serious problems, such as widespread drug use by players. Baylor twice self-imposed penalties, including probation and postseason bans and scholarship reductions. The NCAA extended the probation until 2010, barred the Bears from playing nonconference games for the 2005-06 season, and further reduced paid recruiting visits. Bliss was given a 10-year show-cause order.

Michigan, men's basketball, 2003. It was revealed booster Ed Martin over the course of more than a decade had loaned several standout Michigan players, including Chris Webber, thousands of dollars. Michigan self-imposed a postseason ban, the vacation of dozens of victories, its 1992 Final Four appearance with the Webber and the rest of the star freshmen known as the Fab Five. Banners commemorating the 1992 and '93 Final Four runs, the 1997 NIT title and 1998 Big Ten Tournament title were removed from Crisler Arena. The NCAA imposed an additional two years' probation and pulled one scholarship a year over the next four seasons and ordered the school to disassociate itself from Webber and three other former players.

Minnesota, men's basketball, 1999. After widespread academic fraud was found under coach Clem Haskins over six-year period, Minnesota self-imposed a postseason ban for the 199900 season, a reduction of scholarships and the forfeiture of 90 percent of money earned from appearances in NCAA Tournament appearances in 1994, 1995, and 1997. The NCAA added four years' probation, additional scholarship reductions vacation of all postseason appearances from 1994-98 as well as the individual records of any players who committed academic misconduct. Haskins was given a show-cause penalty that ran until October 2007.