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NCAA: ACC Won't Discipline Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim for Outburst
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NCAA: ACC Won't Discipline Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim for Outburst

Feb 25 2014, 12:17am CST | by

ACC commissioner John Swofford says Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim won't be disciplined for storming the court in protest of a charging foul against his team in a 66-60 road loss to the Duke Blue Devils last weekend.

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim won't be disciplined for his outburst against the Duke Blue Devils on Feb. 22. The decision was made by ACC commissioner John Swofford, per The Associated...

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NCAA: ACC Won't Discipline Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim for Outburst

Feb 25 2014, 12:17am CST | by

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ACC commissioner John Swofford says Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim won't be disciplined for storming the court in protest of a charging foul against his team in a 66-60 road loss to the Duke Blue Devils last weekend.

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim won't be disciplined for his outburst against the Duke Blue Devils on Feb. 22.

The decision was made by ACC commissioner John Swofford, per The Associated Press:  

"The ACC commissioner said Monday that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim won't be disciplined after he came onto the court to protesting a key charging call during the Orange's 66-60 loss at Duke over the weekend

"Commissioner John Swofford said he agreed with Boeheim's ejection during Saturday's game and noted the charge was a 'judgment call' by officials. 

"Swofford wouldn't say whether official Tony Greene made the right call when he whistled Syracuse's C.J. Fair for charging with 10.4 seconds left, leading to Boeheim's brief fit of rage."

The ACC commissioner told The Associated Press the call on Fair is not subject for review.

"We don't second guess judgment calls that officials give. They have to make them all of the time. That's probably the toughest call in basketball to make, even with the way it's changed. I think it's made a little easier with the rule change, but it's still a tough call."

The report of Boeheim escaping punishment confirms what conference spokesperson Amy Yakola told ESPN.com's Andy Katz on Feb. 23. 

The ESPN update then emphasizes the difference between a would-be charging foul call in previous years to one this season.

"Under the revised block/charge rule put into place before this season in men's basketball, a defensive player is not permitted to move into the path of an offensive player once he has started his upward motion with the ball to attempt a field goal or pass.

"If the defensive player is not in legal guarding position by this time, it is a blocking foul.

"Previously, a defender had to be in legal guarding position when the offensive player lifted off the floor." 

With Boeheim's latest tantrum, ESPN's Dana O'Neil writes the current NCAA season has been filled with extreme displays of emotion from coaches, players and fans alike.

"Boeheim joins UConn's Kevin Ollie and Iowa's Fran McCaffery in the Early Showers Club, all tossed from games after fits of rage; Northwestern (Northwestern?) and Ohio State came to near blows in a game recently; Marcus Smart will play his second game Monday night after earning a three-game suspension for shoving a fan; and that fan, previously anonymous superfan Jeff Orr, has recused himself from future Texas Tech games because of his own behavior."

Boeheim's Orange (25-2) are currently No. 4 in the AP Top 25.  

 
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