Found November 19, 2011 on
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 Jim Boeheim kept trying to steer questions back to basketball at a packed postgame news conference, the game was the sidelight here. Depending on whom you asked, the real story was either a horrific story of a longtime assistant coach taking advantage of youngsters, engaging in sexual abuse and perhaps bringing down another top college program, or a just-as-horrific story about the character assassination of a good man based on lies and exploitation of the media.
Instead of being played out on a basketball court inside the Carrier Dome, the real story could be found in nearby Bridgeport, at the small suburb...
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Late Thursday night, news broke of allegations against Bernie Fine, an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim in the Syracuse Orange college basketball program. A former ball boy, Bobby Davis, now 39 years old, claims that Fine molested him hundreds of times.
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Jim Boeheim defended Fine in an interview with the New York Times. Actually, he emphatically defended...
Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine is being investigated on allegations of child molestation, according to the Syracuse Police Department.
“We are in the very early stages of an investigation,” Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan told The Post-Standard. “Information was brought to us (Thursday)."
Fine was placed on administrative leave Thursday...
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...
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...
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.
In a tidy, upscale village 10 miles east of Syracuse University, a dozen or so vans, cars and satellite trucks were parked outside assistant Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine's house on Friday. The sun was now setting, cameramen waiting in the chill since morning, on the street between Fine's house and the sprawling house of head coach Jim Boeheim just across...
The emails and tweets from Penn State supporters are trickling in, the ones asking why the media are not clamoring for Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim to resign and his longtime assistant Bernie Fine to be jailed.
This one, from reader Jason Devitt, arrived Monday morning:
"I find it interesting that Joe Paterno absolutely had to be immediately fired, could not coach...
The following statements were issued by Syracuse University and head men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim Thursday night.
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...
Bernie Fine, assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, has been placed on administrative leave after accusations surfaced that he molested at least two former ball boys who worked for the Orange, starting in the late 1970s and lasting into the 1990s.
This is the second major sex abuse scandal to rock a major college athletic program, following the tragedy at...
Pete Thamel of the New York Times got a direct statement from Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, and he took a very strong stance on the investigation into allegations of molestations against his long time assistant, Bernie Fine.