Boeheim had asked to serve his suspension before the ACC season in his appeal, while also comparing his cases to that of SMU's head coach Larry Brown. He was not pleased with the announcement, and found out about the changes after his team's loss Wednesday night, and didn't have time to meet with his team before the news was released to the public.
The coach would like to have known well before this week, and with the suspension in effect, he cannot have any contact with his basketball team. He is also not allowed to work in the office, and will not do his contractual radio and TV shows.
This ban will keep Boeheim away from his team until they host North Carolina on January 9th. Associate head coach Mike Hopkins will coach the team for the rest of the non-conference schedule.
The coach mentioned how difficult it'll be for him to be away from the game, especially after missing just three games in 40 years as a part of the game. He will miss matchups against Colgate, St. John's, Cornell, Montana State, Texas Southern, Pitt, Miami and Clemson.
This situation began when the sanctions were laid down in March, including the team losing eight scholarships and vacating wins from 2004-2012. The school is not happy with the NCAA's decision, as senior vice president Kevin Quinn said the league "abused its discretion" with their ruling.
The Orange men's basketball team had gotten off to an exciting start, including jumping up to number 14 in the AP polls after beginning the season unranked. Although, this week has been a week to forget, as the team fell to Wisconsin in an overtime upset, and now lost their head coach for a month. Moving forward, their goal will be to continue to compete and keep their heads above water until their leader returns for conference play.