Report: Syracuse F James Southerland out for at least two more games

James Southerland will be out at least two more games while he appeals his academic ineligibility, Mike Waters of the Post-Standard reported on Thursday afternoon.

Waters cited a source, who said that Syracuse will hear the appeal, and not NCAA officials. In a previous report, Waters said that Southerland has been suspended because a term paper was allegedly written by a tutor.

» Related: How big is the loss of DaJuan Coleman?

That means that Southerland will be out for the game this Saturday against Pittsburgh, and Monday’s game against Notre Dame. Syracuse is 3-1 in Southerland’s absence, with the Orange losing 75-71 to Villanova in overtime on Saturday.

Syracuse’s rotation is thin right now after the team announced Monday that starting freshman center DaJuan Coleman will be out four weeks with knee surgery.

For more Syracuse coverage, Like our Facebook page and follow us @TheJuiceOnline.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on FacebookPin on PinterestEmail this to someonePrint this page
Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
Q&A with 2013 Syracuse commit Isaiah Johnson
Syracuse still a possibility for Laray Smith — Cuse Clicks
This entry was tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. More From:

Discussion