Former members of Southeastern Community College’s mens basketball team are finding new schools and teams on which to play. Ten players lost their scholarships when they were dismissed from the team late last month for violating school and team rules.
Vice President for Student Services, Joan Williams, says that has not stopped S.C.C. from helping those players land at other schools.
“Our athletic staff has worked very closely with them over the last week and a half and all 10 do have a school to go to,” Williams said.
A couple of the former players are taking online courses to complete an S.C.C. degree. Williams said that was their only option after the penalties were handed down. “They are restricted from campus, let me put it that way,” Williams said.
S.C.C. is forfeiting its final 12 games because of the dismissals and the loss of two more players for academic reasons. At the time of the dismissals, head coach Terry Carroll issued a statement saying he is “very disappointed” with the players, who he called “good kids who made some incredibly irresponsible and poor choices.”
Southeastern had a record of 14-4. The school located in West Burlington has the most wins of any mens basketball program in junior college history with 1,613.