Coach Boeheim talks about the players missing in action in post game conference

Right before tip off of Syracuse athletics made the announcement that one member of the men’s basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. Because of that, a few others, including Buddy Boeheim had to miss out on tonights game. Despite that, Syracuse were able to come away with a convincing win against Niagara.

Coach Boeheim said in the post game conference that the player who did test positive was away and was not in contact with the team. He did talk about what this meant for his son Buddy Boeheim,

“In this case, Buddy suffered and I’m not talking as his coach but as his father, he worked his tail off everyday since last season to be on the court.”

Teammates Quincey Guerrier and Marek Dolezaj also spoke about how when they found out and how they felt about going into the game without Buddy

“We found out today and we

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Jim Boeheim explains how Syracuse was able to play a basketball game after positive Covid test

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse played a men’s basketball game against Niagara on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome. But neither Buddy Boeheim nor four other players were allowed to participate. One of them tested positive for Covid-19 last week; the others were considered close contacts and will need to quarantine for 14 days.

In his postgame remarks, SU coach Jim Boeheim characterized the person who tested positive as an SU walk-on. The university does not publicly identify players who test positive for Covid.

The last time a player and Jim Boeheim registered positive tests, the Orange was required to pause its basketball program while the positive cases spent 10 days in isolation and everybody else served a 14-day quarantine. This time, SU was able to use data collected from its wearable, wristwatch-like devices to convince Onondaga County Health Department officials to direct into quarantine only the people identified by the

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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said both during halftime and after his team’s season opener against Bryant, which the Orange narrowly won 85-84, that the game should not have been played. He stated that the lack of practice (the program paused all activities after coach Boeheim tested positive for COVID-19) put his players at a disadvantage, but took responsibility for playing anyway. 

“You cannot play basketball when you don’t practice,” Boeheim said after the game. “That’s a fundamental thing that everybody knows. We were playing really well two weeks ago. Go on 14 days, the players kept themselves in OK shape. We practiced yesterday and some guys were dying. Then we get into a game against a really good team, a smart team, a well coached team, we couldn’t run, we couldn’t shoot…

“But this is my fault. We should never have played this game. We should’ve come back, practiced,

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Jimmy Boeheim to transfer from Cornell Big Red men’s basketball program

ITHACA, N.Y. — Jimmy Boeheim, a senior forward at Cornell and the oldest son of longtime Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, has placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal, according to a university spokesman.

The decision came after the Ivy League announced last week that it had canceled its basketball season, athletic communications director Jeremy Hartigan said Tuesday.

The 6-foot-8 Boeheim averaged a team-high 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 21 games last season. His younger brother, Buddy, a junior guard at Syracuse, said Friday in a Zoom call that Jimmy was upset at the Ivy League decision.

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“I couldn’t imagine finding out right now that our season was canceled,” Buddy said. :All the hard work he’s put in this summer. We worked out every day together. I was really looking forward to see what he was going to do this year. He was going to

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Jim Boeheim Tests Positive for COVID-19, Basketball Program Pauses Team Activities

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Sunday evening. Boeheim turns 76 on Tuesday and is set to begin his 45th season as the Orange head coach. 

“As part of our routine COVID-19 health and safety protocols, I, along with my team and staff, are tested for COVID-19 multiple times each week,” Boeheim said in a statement. “Following our most recent testing, I was informed that I tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately began my isolation period at home. I am not experiencing any symptoms at this time, and will continue to monitor my health closely as advised by the medical staff. Thank you for the well wishes. I look forward to getting back on the court with my team.” 

In addition, the basketball program has paused all team activities as a result of the positive test. Director of Athletics John Wildhack says one other

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Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim tests positive for COVID-19

Nov. 15 (UPI) — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Hall of Fame coach announced Sunday.

“As part of our routine COVID-19 health and safety protocols, I, along with my team and staff, are tested for COVID-19 multiple times each week,” Boeheim said in a statement released on social media. “Following our most recent testing, I was informed that I had tested positive for COVID-19.

“I immediately began my isolation period at home. I am not experiencing any symptoms at this time, and will continue to monitor my health closely as advised by the medical staff. Thank you for the well wishes. I look forward to getting back on the court with my team.”

Boeheim, who turns 76 on Tuesday, becomes the second Hall of Fame college basketball coach to test positive for the virus in the past week. He joined Michigan State’s

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Longtime Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim says he’s tested positive for COVID-19

Longtime Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim announced on Twitter Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Boeheim, 75, said the positive result turned up following the most recent round of regular testing the Orange received as they ready for the 2020-21 season. He said he is currently asymptomatic and isolating at home. 



Jim Boeheim standing in front of a crowd: Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he has tested positive for COVID-19.


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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am not experiencing any symptoms at this time, and will continue to monitor my health closely as advised by the medical staff,” Boeheim wrote in a statement. 

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“Thank you for the well wishes,” he added. “I look forward to getting back on the court with

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