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Report: James Southerland Wins Appeal, Can Play Today vs. St. John's

What's the verdict?

Update: For some reason, the link to the article on isn't working, but the story is still on their waterfall. Here's a screenshot. We'll keep you updated.

Earlier: The hearing panel has come to a decision. According to Mike Waters of, James Southerland has won his appeal and has been reinstated by the Syracuse basketball team.

In January, Syracuse sharp-shooter James Southerland was ruled academically ineligible by the school. He has been forced to sit out the second half of his senior campaign since, and the Orange have had a tough time replacing his 3-point shooting prowess.

The 9th-ranked Orange play St. John's at 3 p.m. today, and Southerland is expected to play vs. the Red Storm.