Things have imploded at Binghamton. On Friday, the university released five more players from the basketball team and new SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher said that
Binghamton’s president, Lois DeFleur, would have to report to her about
the team’s behavior. If Zimpher get heavily involved, that means the actions of coach Kevin Broadus and AD Joel Thirer will be watched closely.
Zimpher has no problems getting rid of potential headaches no matter how successful the coach is. Zimpher was the president of Cincinnati when she gave Bob Huggins two options - resign or be fired - after his plays ran afoul with the law one too many times. If the problems continue at Binghamton, Zimpher will make moves in a heartbeat.
The Bearcats - Binghmaton, not Cincinnati - won the America East conference
last season but appear destined for a long year. The university has kicked
six players off the team over the last two days, including its three
leading scorers, Tiki Mayben, D. J. Rivera and Malik Alvin. All
three had academic or legal trouble before their dismissals.
Binghamton now has seven eligible scholarship players on its roster.