Syracuse closes practice because of sports betting

Aug 22, 2013 |
Scott Shafer, the head coach of the Syracuse Orange football team, has frozen out the media from Orange practices right until the season opener versus Penn State, according to a report from

The coach refuses to let injury news and the status of his players influence how his opponents prepare for games against the Orange.

And also, so that player injuries do not impact betting lines.

An excerpt from the article on reads:

Craig Trapp, a writer from the website, commented on the above quote in a piece published on Thursday:

Schools are asked to release an NFL-style list of players who are out, doubtful, questionable, probable and certain to play after the practice two days prior to a game.

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