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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into sexual abuse claims that cost a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach his job, threw a top-ranked team into turmoil and threatened the career of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. After a probe spanning nearly a year, U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said Friday there was no evidence to support claims that Bernie Fine had molested a boy in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room. “The nature and seriousness of these allegations, which involved conduct typically committed in private with individuals who are reluctant to come forward, warranted a thorough federal investigation,” Hartunian said. Fine’s lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment. It wasn’t clear yet whether Fine could get his job back. The investigation erupted in the glare of a spotlight on child abuse shone by the Penn State University scandal that broke shortly beforehand. Two former Syracuse ballboys, Bobby Davis and Michael Lang, ...

Developing: Bernie Fine will not be facing charges

Bernie Fine ((ht: Uh oh.... All the hoopla last year surrounding former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine and the allegations he molested children have amounted to nothing. According to a report released Friday morning, prosecutors, after going through 100,000 + documents and talking to 130 witnesses, decided there was no case. Accusations...

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AP “Nobody has **** to say to you. How stupid do you feel now?” - Bernie Fine’s daughter Shiela, to the Post-Standard How are we all supposed to feel? Bernie will not be brought up on any charges. The investigation is over, and the feds will not ring him up. But the stain on his reputation is forever. His coaching legacy obviously tarnished. He is without a job, and much ability...

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No. 9 Syracuse Takes on No. 20 San Diego State Sunday in ‘Battle on the Midway’ Live on NESNplus

A basketball game delayed due to weather? Yes, it happened, as Sunday’s rescheduled “Battle on the Midway” is due to take place aboard the deck of the USS Midway, paying homage to San Diego’s military culture. No. 20 San Diego state will play host to Jim Boeheim‘s 9th-ranked Syracuse squad, and what a way to open the college basketball season. The matchup pits a Syracuse...

Syracuse-San Diego St. Preview

The strong wind whipped the American flag and dozens of signal flags on the island of the USS Midway, giving No. 9 Syracuse and No. 20 San Diego State an idea of what it could be like playing Sunday afternoon on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier. Although the court for the Battle on the Midway is surrounded by bleachers, enough wind reached the hardwood floor...
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