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New York Times Sports:
Leading Off: Urban Meyer's less-than-shocking about-face lands him at Ohio State and Syracuse ponders its basketball future under Jim Boeheim but with Bernie Fine hanging over everything.
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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he supports the university's decision to fire his longtime assistant Bernie Fine and that he ''deeply regrets'' his initial statements that may have been insensitive to victims of abuse.
On Sunday, a third accuser came forward in the investigation of child molestation allegations against Fine.
Boeheim says: ''What is most...
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...
Syracuse Orange Coach Jim Boeheim has been pretty quiet on the child molestation charges against his now fired right man of multiple decades Bernie Fine. On Sunday he backed off a little from the acrimonious comments he initially made against Fine’s accusers. On Monday he said nothing at all, and probably realizes that in this case talking media equals “less is more.”
Playing for the first time since assistant coach Bernie Fine was fired, No. 4 Syracuse remained unbeaten with an 84-48 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.
Fine has been accused by three men of molesting them and was fired Sunday after 35-plus years on the bench next to coach Jim Boeheim. Fine has denied the allegations.
James Southerland scored 19 points to match his...
After defending Bernie Fine for the last couple of weeks, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim apologized for his reaction although he was admittedly shocked.
Some have said Boeheim should resign or be fired after three men, including two former Syracuse ballboys, accused former assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting them and Boeheim verbally attacked the accusers.
Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor is supporting men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim amid an investigation into child molestation accusations against his former longtime assistant coach.
After his Syracuse Orange had run away to another victory, men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim turned his focus to a far more important matter.
After No. 4 Syracuse remained unbeaten with an 84-48 win over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night, Jim Boeheim didn't bother with questions about the game. Instead Boeheim addressed the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused by three men of molesting them. Fine has denied the allegations.
Jim Boeheim's involvement in the abuse scandal at Syracuse differs from that of Joe Paterno's at Penn State, but he may suffer the same fate, and it may be justified, says William C. Rhoden.
What took so long? Bernie Fine has finally been fired by Syracuse. With allegations swirling that he’s a child molester, Syracuse really had no choice. Especially when Bernie Fine’s own wife was recorded saying that she knew that he had molested boys in the past.
On top of the confession from Bernie Fine’s wife, a third accuser has come out saying he was molested by the assistant...