Syracuse had to do some damage control after a tweet sent from the university’s official Twitter account suggested that basketball coach Jim Boeheim would be retiring.
Here’s the tweet sent following Syracuse’s 78-57 home win over DePaul on Wednesday that caused the confusion:
The tweet links to a post on a Syracuse blog that was written by a Florida community college student, who says the longtime coach was asked by the school to retire.
The tweet was later deleted, and the school moved quickly to clarify:
#OrangeNation: Earlier tonight a tweet was mistakenly sent. Nothing in the tweet was true or accurate and we apologize for the confusion.
— Syracuse University (@SyracuseU) March 7, 2013
Boeheim has been the school’s basketball coach since the 1976-77 season. He has won one national championship, reached three Final Fours, and he is second on the Division I career wins list with 913. Syracuse’s last regular season game is Saturday at Georgetown.