Message from Daryl Gross Regarding Voluntary Post-Season Ban
Dear Orange Supporter:
I am writing to give you notice that the University is announcing today it will self-impose a one-year post-season ban for the men’s basketball team for the current 2014-2015 season resulting from the current NCAA case. This ban includes the ACC Tournament and any additional post-season tournaments such as the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament and the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
Our greatest concern is for our men’s basketball team who will be affected by this outcome—even though they were not involved. We are also mindful that all of you are passionate and loyal supporters of our program who look forward to post-season play.
As difficult as this decision is, I want you to know that I fully support it and I am confident this action will help ensure our standing as one of the nation’s elite programs for years to come. I’m sure you have many questions about this and I would like to be able to answer them, but given we are still awaiting the NCAA Committee on Infractions’ final report, we are under strict confidentiality guidelines and unable to comment further at this time.
Attached I am sharing with you a message Chancellor Kent Syverud sent moments ago to the students, faculty and staff of Syracuse University that further explains the actions we have taken to strengthen our University.
Director of Athletics