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Syracuse fans give Jim Boeheim standing ovation after deadly crash – Yahoo Sports

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Three days after a deadly car crash, Jim Boeheim is back coaching for Syracuse against Duke. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As Jim Boeheim prepared to coach one of the most emotionally difficult games of his career, the Syracuse basketball faithful made it very clear they support the coach in the aftermath of his deadly crash.” data-reactid=”22″>As Jim Boeheim prepared to coach one of the most emotionally difficult games of his career, the Syracuse basketball faithful made it very clear they support the coach in the aftermath of his deadly crash.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Carrier Dome crowd gave Boeheim a standing ovation as he walked onto the court ahead of the Orange’s Saturday game against No. 1 Duke. While not obvious in the video below, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reports that Boeheim carried a somber look on his face.” data-reactid=”23″>The Carrier Dome crowd gave Boeheim a standing ovation as he walked onto the court ahead of the Orange’s Saturday game against No. 1 Duke. While not obvious in the video below, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reports that Boeheim carried a somber look on his face.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Boeheim is just three days removed from a crash that killed 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez on Wednesday night, in which Jimenez was reportedly struck by Boeheim’s car after leaving his vehicle due to a previous accident. Authorities did not fault Boeheim, who had no alcohol in his system, for his actions before or after the crash and do not expect him to face any immediate legal ramifications for the accident.” data-reactid=”26″>Boeheim is just three days removed from a crash that killed 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez on Wednesday night, in which Jimenez was reportedly struck by Boeheim’s car after leaving his vehicle due to a previous accident. Authorities did not fault Boeheim, who had no alcohol in his system, for his actions before or after the crash and do not expect him to face any immediate legal ramifications for the accident.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It was an open question whether or not Boeheim would appear during Saturday’s game, but the program announced Friday that he would indeed coach against Duke.” data-reactid=”27″>It was an open question whether or not Boeheim would appear during Saturday’s game, but the program announced Friday that he would indeed coach against Duke.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The mother of Jimenez’s sons and stepson reportedly opposed Boeheim’s decision, while the 19-year-old stepson questioned the idea of Syracuse playing a game at all. ESPN also opted to pull its “College GameDay” program from Syracuse in the aftermath of the incident.” data-reactid=”28″>The mother of Jimenez’s sons and stepson reportedly opposed Boeheim’s decision, while the 19-year-old stepson questioned the idea of Syracuse playing a game at all. ESPN also opted to pull its “College GameDay” program from Syracuse in the aftermath of the incident.

Syracuse recognized Jimenez before the game with a moment of silence announced in both English and Spanish, per Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jimenez’s family has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses.” data-reactid=”32″>Jimenez’s family has set up a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses.

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