September 16, 1987
Mike Hopkins, a 6-foot 4-inch senior guard at Mater Dei High School, has made a verbal commitment to attend Syracuse University next fall. Hopkins missed 16 games last season with a stress fracture in his right ankle but drew national attention over the summer when he played well in the Nike Camp at Princeton University. Hopkins, who has maintained a 2.8 grade-point average, is rated an excellent outside shooter and had 10 home visits scheduled with major colleges.
October 2, 1992 |
The long-awaited NCAA sanctions against the Syracuse basketball program came down Thursday, lighter than expected because of the school's cooperation in the investigation. The Orangemen were banned from postseason play this season and the school's entire athletic program was placed on two years' probation as violations were also found in the women's basketball, football, lacrosse and wrestling programs.
December 22, 1988 |
At least 36 students in Syracuse University's semester-in-London program who were returning to America for the holidays were killed in Wednesday's crash of a Pan Am jumbo jet in Scotland, officials said. News of the disaster that left all 258 people aboard the plane dead stunned the Syracuse campus as the day's final exams were being completed and students were gathering for parties or preparing to watch their undefeated basketball team play Western Michigan.
December 21, 1990 |
Syracuse University will review a newspaper's allegations of wrongdoing in its basketball program, but the initial reaction of school officials Thursday was a sigh of relief that the alleged NCAA rules violations were not more serious.
December 23, 1988 |
One of the last things Steve Boland did Wednesday before boarding Pan Am Flight 103 was place a telephone call from Heathrow Airport to his fraternity brothers at the Delta Tau Delta house here, just to let them know how happy he was to be returning after a semester's absence on Syracuse University's foreign studies program. The Delts were looking forward to the reunion next semester with equal enthusiasm. Boland, a 20-year-old junior from Nashua, N.H.
September 14, 1989 |
Former Kentucky star LeRon Ellis decided to attend Syracuse University rather than the University of Nevada Las Vegas because he was alerted to the NCAA's investigation of the Runnin' Rebels basketball program, according to a report published Wednesday. Ellis, a former standout at Mater Dei High School, told the Syracuse Herald-Journal that he spoke with "a couple" of National Collegiate Athletic Assn.