Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two media reports.
CBS Sports.com, citing an unidentified source, reported Wednesday that the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA.
The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y., reported that NCAA investigators have been conducting interviews with Syracuse employees and former employees. The newspaper said the investigation includes the handling of former player Fab Melo's academic eligibility.
In 2012, the star center was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament days before it started.
"Same story they had last year at this time," coach Jim Boeheim said at HP Pavilion on the eve of the Orange's opening game of the NCAA tournament. "I guess that's annual. I guess next year we'll get it again."
Boeheim would not answer any specific questions about the report but said he wasn't bothered by the timing of it on the eve of the tournament.
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