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CBS Sports report: SU basketball under investigation by NCAA

Posted at: 03/20/2013 4:59 PM

A CBSSports report says Syracuse University Men's Basketball Team is under investigation by the NCAA. The potentially damaging report is being released just one day before Syracuse begins NCAA Tournament play.

The report on CBSSports.com says a source with knowledge claims the NCAA investigation into the university's basketball program has gone on for a period of years. The specific nature of the alleged violations were not disclosed but described as "major and wide-ranging in nature". 

The NCAA won't confirm the investigation. The case is not related to former assistant coach Bernie Fine. A year ago, Syracuse admitted to an on-going NCAA inquiry into possible violations of its drug policy.

The report says the investigation has grown larger in scope and when the source was asked to characterize how wide ranging the probe might be, the source told CBSSports.com, "Throw a dart at the NCAA manual and you would hit a violation by Syracuse."