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Hofstra suspends Taran Buie and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Mo Cassara

Hofstra University men's basketball head coach Mo Cassara instructs his team during an NCAA game vs. Florida Atlantic University. (Nov. 22, 2011) (Credit: James Escher)

Taran Buie and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel have been suspended from two preseason events and the first two games of the regular season for violating team rules, Hofstra coach Mo Cassara announced Wednesday.

"We have high expectations for the student-athletes in our program,” Cassara said in a press release. “Taran and Jamal will be focused on their academic endeavors, while they continue to be members of our men’s basketball team. We look forward to their return, but more importantly they will have to show they understand the responsibilities and obligations of being part of this program.”

In accordance with student privacy laws, no further information will be available.

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