Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor gave men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim a vote of confidence Tuesday amid an investigation of child molestation allegations against his former longtime assistant coach.
Cantor emerged from an economic development conference with state officials and said: ''Coach Boeheim is our coach.''
Some commentators and sex abuse victims' advocates had said Boeheim should resign or be fired after three men, including two former Syracuse ball boys, accused former assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting them and Boeheim verbally attacked the accusers.
''Coach Boeheim is our coach; he's getting the team ready tonight,'' Cantor said. ''We're very pleased with what he said Sunday night, and we stand by him.''
After initially saying Fine's first two accusers were lying to make money in the wake of the Penn State University sexual abuse scandal, Boeheim backed off those comments in a statement Sunday.
''What is most important is that this matter be full...