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SYRACUSE PUT ON PROBATION

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Syracuse University's basketball program, a perennial powerhouse, was placed on tow years' probation by the NCAA today and banned from postseason paly afater the upcoming season because of widespread recruiting violatins.

Other sanctions against the program included a reduction of off-campus recruiting visits by coaches and expense-paid visits by recrutis to Syracuse.However, the committee stopped short of banning Syracuse from television appearances this season and declined to impose other sanctions against the school.