Here’s the statement that was issued by the Big East today regarding the postgame incidents that transpired between Geno Auriemma and Syracuse junior Nicole Michael last Saturday at the XL Center.
STATEMENT FROM BIG EAST CONFERENCE
COMMISSIONER MICHAEL TRANGHESE
Following discussion and review with both Syracuse Director of Athletics Daryl Gross as well as Connecticut Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway, Big East Conference Commissioner Michael Tranghese has determined that there will be no action taken by the Conference office following the post-game hand shaking incident that occurred after this weekend’s women’s basketball game between Syracuse and Connecticut .
“Having been assured by both Connecticut Athletic Director Jeff Hathaway and Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross that there will be no reoccurrence of the events following the Connecticut and Syracuse game — and that both are committed to our principles of sportsmanship — the Big East Conference has determined that there is no need for any formal Conference action.”
“Daryl and Jeff have also assured me that Geno and Nicole are prepared to move forward and to conclude the season without further incidents.”