Found March 29, 2013 on
Former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine is ready to address those who have done him wrong or assisted in his demise as a coach. After being fired by the university in November of 2011 steaming from sexual abuse allegations, which the accuser admitted to lying about, Bernie has started the process to sue ESPN for defamation. ESPN’s Mark Schwarz and Arty Berko were the first to break news of the allegations against Fine on Outside the Lines in November of 2011. Fines indicated he’ll sue for defamation and seek undefined damages, according to The Associated Press, who were able to obtain a copy of the “summons with notice” from the county clerk, which sat unreported since Nov. 1, 2012 until Thursday. The wife of Fine, Laurie Fine, is also suing the network for defamation. The co-defendants are reportedly Hearst Corp. and The Walt Disney Co., joint owners of ESPN, plus the network’s reporter and producer on the Fine story, Mark Schwarz and Arthur Berko, respectively. ESPN has declined to comment stating they don’t comment on pending litigation and stands by its reporting. Fine was hired as consultant for an Israel basketball team. In some people’s eyes that’s a big step down from his previous position, where he worked for 35 season as an assistant coach. I’m guessing ESPN will try to settle this out of court.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It has been quite the journey for Indiana basketball the past five seasons, and though the program is nationally revelant once again, the group that brought them back was completely lost last night against Syracuse and their zone. The best way to stifle a fastbreak team in basketball is to slow down the game, and there is no better way of doing that than by using a defense that minimizes...
If you tuned in to Syracuse’s 61-50 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in the second half you would’ve noticed Orange center Baye Keita sporting a bandage on his forehead. The video above shows you exactly why the Syracuse center needed a bandage after he landed face first on the court after attempting to block a Cody Zeller shot. The fall caused a laceration that was quickly...
The 4th-seeded Syracuse Orange upended the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers by a score of 61-50 on Thursday night, smothering Indiana’s offense with its vaunted 2-3 zone implemented by head coach Jim Boeheim and executed nearly flawlessly by the team.
Syracuse now have moved on to the East Regional Final, where the Orange will take on No. 3 seed Marquette on Saturday night. Hopefully...
Jim Boeheim and Syracuse topped Marquette to advance to the 2013 Final Four, but what made it even sweeter was winning on Georgetown's home court.
Just before the Big East tourney, The Fizz penned a piece encouraging Orange Nation to ignore the critics. There were a few reasons to believe in Syracuse despite the uninspiring finish to the regular season.
One of those was the prospect of getting the mojo back at Madison Square Garden. Brandon Triche and co. found a new life in NYC, and have carried that into the NCAA’s...
Jim Boeheim, Tom Crean break down the Orange's upset of the
During Syracuse's upset win last night over Indiana in the 2013 NCAA tournament, CBS cameras caught one Orangemen fan wearing a mask of head coach Jim Boeheim.
Let me warn ahead of schedule that this one is pretty creepy:
(Courtesy of Lost Letterman via The Big Lead)
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim looks like a relatively normal guy in real life. That being said, this dude made Boeheim's face look about as bizarre as he could.
THE MODERATOR: We are joined by Syracuse. We have student athletes, James Southerland, Brandon Triche, Michael Carter Williams, C.J. Fair, and Rakeem Christmas along with Coach Jim Boeheim. We will take questions for our student athletes. After an opening statement from Coach Jim Boeheim.
COACH BOEHEIM: We are happy to be here. We realize we have a huge challenge against Marquette,
So, it appears Russ DeRemer of Syracuse has achieved his potassium intake for the week.
In a bit of a video stunt for the Washington Post Wednesday afternoon, the reserve guard was outed by teammates as a "Power Eater". (The Post was trolling for 'Secret Talents' of players).
That's when the video below happened.
Keep in mind, the 'Cuse is in D...
Michael Carter-Williams leads Syracuse to a win over Marquette
55-39; advance to Final Four.
Join in the conversation with Team Fizz as Syracuse battles Marquette in the Elite 8. Here’s our Cover it Live window.
Read our coverage previewing the matchup against the Eagles, and listen to D.A.’s conversation with Brandon Triche following the win over Indiana.
Hoffman breaks down how Boeheim outclassed Crean with the 2-3 zone, and check out our full podcast breaking down...