NCAA eyes Cuse internship program
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An internship program that placed Syracuse University athletes at a YMCA is part of an inquiry into possible NCAA violations by the school’s athletic department, according to a newspaper report.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that NCAA investigators asked about a former YMCA employee in nearby Oneida who had exceptional access to Syracuse men’s basketball players and was sued for allegedly misappropriating close to $350,000 from the Y.
The paper said it is unclear if any of those funds were given to athletes.
The NCAA completed its investigation into the Syracuse athletic department more than two weeks ago. The two-day hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions concluded Oct. 31 in Chicago.
School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes.The inquiry involves issues with both the men’s basketball program and football. The school has said those issues occurred years ago, with the exception of some in basketball between 2010 and early 2012.
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