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What a shock: NCAA sanctions against Syracuse don't affect 2003 title
What a shock: NCAA sanctions against Syracuse don't affect 2003 title

The NCAA needs to sponsor a "Shell Game" championship, given its continued excellence in that sport. The governing body of college athletics, even in handing down severe sanctions against Syracuse basketball on Friday, continues to send a time-honored message: Winning trumps all. Now, the news at Syracuse certainly was not good.  The NCAA suspended Coach Jim Boeheim for nine games next year, proving again that active coaches should never be elected to the Hall of Fame. But that's another story. The NCAA cited Syracuse for violations dating to 2001 and forced the school to vacate 108 victories. It also docked the basketball program 12 scholarships over...

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