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No federal criminal charges against ex-coach Fine, feds say

Federal criminal charges will not be filed against former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernard “Bernie” Fine, who was accused of sexually abusing children, U.S. Attorney Richard S. 309 more words

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Judge tosses defamation suit against Syracuse's Boeheim

A New York State Supreme Court justice dismissed Friday a defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University and its longtime head basketball coach, Jim Boeheim.

The suit was filed in December by two former ball boys for the basketball team, who have accused Bernie Fine, a former assistant coach, of repeated sexual abuse when they were children. 34 more words

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Shades of gray for Syracuse?

The great Paul Lukas, who made it OK to take on this uniform obsession with Uni-Watch, has started up a bit of an uproar today when he said there is word the Syracuse Orange may opt for a gray look in the upcoming weeks. 121 more words


DA: Bernie Fine accusers credible, but statue of limitations expired

A district attorney in central New York says that despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct against minors, he cannot bring charges against a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach because the statute of limitations has expired. 261 more words

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Syracuse basketball coach fired amid sex abuse investigation

Syracuse University has fired Bernie Fine as an assistant men’s basketball coach, a school spokesman announced Sunday night, hours after new reports arose regarding his alleged sexual abuse of boys. 102 more words

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Roundup of sex-abuse allegations at Penn State, The Citadel, Syracuse

As Syracuse University became the third U.S. college whose workers have faced high-profile allegations of child sex abuse this month, child welfare advocates say the accounts may be triggering a surge in reports of juvenile sex abuse. 1,389 more words


Syracuse assistant coach: Molestation claims 'patently false'

A Syracuse University assistant men’s basketball coach who was placed on leave over allegations that he inappropriately touched two boys years ago said Friday the accusations “are patently false in every aspect.” 339 more words

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