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Say this much for Syracuse University: At least people in charge there told somebody when a person came forward to accuse an assistant coach of sexual misconduct. That's a step up from Pennsylvania State University, where it appears nobody passed the information to the proper authorties when victims began to accuse former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing several young boys. Syracuse has played up that difference since it was disclosed that associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine had been accused of sexual misconduct against a former ballboy. Unlike at Penn State, there is no indication Orange head...

Police: Syracuse didn't contact us in '05

Syracuse police spokesman Tom Connellan says Syracuse University did not contact police in 2005 when the school was informed of allegations of ''inappropriate contact'' by an associate men's basketball coach. The school placed longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave Thursday night after old child molestation allegations resurfaced just two...

Orange win as town confronts allegations

Believe it or not, there was actually a basketball game played here on Saturday evening. The fifth-ranked team in the country, the Syracuse Orange, ran all over an undersized, overmatched opponent, beating Colgate 92-47. But the real story that swirled around this game and swallowed it whole was infinitely more important than anything as trivial as basketball. Though head coach...

Allegations Claim First Recruit Isaiah Whitehead, Boeheim Blasts Back

Isaiah Whitehead is the first recruit to scratch Syracuse because of the Bernie Fine accusations. At least that’s what his mother, Ericka Rambert, told the New York Post: “They’re definitely off his list. Isaiah’s not going there. That’s out of the question. Once you have something like that in the program, you don’t want to be a part of it. You don’t know who else...

Syracuse suspends safety for year

Syracuse safety Phillip Thomas has been suspended for one year for a violation of athletics department policy. The university offered no further explanation in a one-sentence email. The move comes in an off week for the Orange (5-5, 1-4 Big East), who have two games remaining in the regular season. They host Cincinnati a week from Saturday and close the season at Pitt on Dec. 3...

Boeheim’s statement could come back to haunt him in alleged case of molestation by assistant Syracuse basketball coach

A couple weeks after a sex abuse scandal rocked the Penn State football program, now a sex abuse scandal is hitting the Syracuse men’s basketball program. The man around the center of this is assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fine has been on the bench with head coach Jim Boeheim for 35 years. As I will explain below Boeheim’s statement of this matter...

No. 5 Syracuse romps over Colgate 92-47

Playing for the first time since an assistant coach was accused of sex abuse, No. 5 Syracuse romped to a 92-47 win over Colgate in the NIT Season Tipoff on Saturday. It was business as usual for the Orange (4-0) on the court, even as the program was trying to come to grips with molestation allegations against assistant coach Bernie Fine. Syracuse played Fine on administrative leave...

Boeheim Talks Fine, Moving Forward

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has been both praised and criticized for his response to the Bernie Fine allegations, and he added to it after leading SU to a win over Colgate on Saturday.

Freshman Eight Leads Orange at Foot of the Charles

The Syracuse University men’s rowing team capped its 2011 fall season on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Foot of the Charles. Five Orange crews were in action, including four in the varsity four race. Syracuse also entered a boat in the freshman eight competition.

Here's An Email From The Syracuse University Chancellor About The Bernie Fine Sex Abuse Case

Nancy Cantor, the Syracuse University chancellor, must have been thrilled last night to discover that ESPN had learned that her school's assistant basketball coach, Bernie Fine, was under investigation for molesting his team's ball boy for six years. The alleged victim, Bobby Davis, told ESPN that the abuse started in 1984, shortly before...

Syracuse DB hit with one-year suspension

It was reported Thursday that Syracuse had suspended safety Phillip Thomas, putting into doubt his availability for the Orange’s final two regular season games. As it turns out, he will be unavailable for a helluva lot longer than that. In a release, Syracuse announced that the junior defensive back has been suspended from the football program…

Police: Syracuse didn't contact us in 2005

Syracuse police spokesman Tom Connellan says Syracuse University did not contact police in 2005 when the school was informed of allegations of "inappropriate contact" by an associate men's basketball coach.

Syracuse University Statements Regarding Men's Basketball

The following statements were issued by Syracuse University and head men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim Thursday night.
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