CPS strips Curie of Public League title

CPS strips Curie of Public League title
February 28, 2014, 6:15 pm
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CSN Staff

Chicago Public Schools announced Friday they had stripped Curie of all of its 24 wins and boys city basketball championship for using multiple players who were deemed academically ineligible.

"A District investigation into the academic eligibility of members of the Curie Metropolitan High School boys varsity basketball team found that a number of the players are academically ineligible to compete and, as a result, their season must be forfeited," CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said. "As adults, educators and mentors, it is our responsibility to teach our students right from wrong and, unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down by failing to do that and comply with CPS policies.”

The Condors (24-1) will be eligible for the IHSA state tournament, which begins Monday. Curie head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.

Curie defeated Whitney Young in four overtimes, 69-66, to earn the city championship, the school's first in program history.