November 18, 2011
ESPN reported Thursday that Syracuse police are investigating an allegation that Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine molested a team ball boy for more than a dozen years beginniing in the mid-1980s. Shortly after the story broke, Syracuse placed Fine on administrative leave "in light of the new allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation. " He is in his 35th season as an assistant to Jim Boeheim . "We are in the very early stages of an investigation," Sgt. Tom Connellan told the Syracuse Post-Standard.
November 18, 2011 |
SYRACUSE - Local police are investigating an allegation that Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine molested a team ball boy for more than a dozen years beginning in the mid-1980s, according to multiple reports. "We are in the very early stages of an investigation," Sgt. Tom Connellan told the Post-Standard in Syracuse. "Information was brought to us today. " Last night, Syracuse placed Fine on administrative leave. The alleged victim, Bobby Davis, now 39, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that Fine molested him beginning in 1983 shortly before Davis entered seventh grade.
September 21, 2011 |
SYRACUSE BASKETBALL coach Jim Boeheim is wistful about his alma mater's decision to leave the Big East Conference, but says it's time to move on. "If we were leaving the old Big East, I'd probably be upset," Boeheim said yesterday in an interview on Syracuse radio station WSKO. "But what we have now in the Big East isn't what we used to have. It's completely different. Am I still sad about it? Yeah. I mean, 30 some years in a league, you bet. " The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday that its council of presidents had unanimously voted to accept Syracuse and Pittsburgh, a move that increases its membership to 14 and sends the Big East scrambling to replace two of its cornerstone programs.
February 27, 2010 |
Last March, while Syracuse was playing its first-round game in the NCAA tournament, Wesley Johnson couldn't sit still. Unable to travel with the team, he found a door open to the Syracuse practice facility and shot hoops by himself. He kept the lights off. "I wanted to play with them so bad," Johnson said. There in the darkness, the 6-foot-7 transfer from Iowa State imagined he was on the floor with his teammates, though it would be seven more months before Johnson could finally suit up for the Orange.
November 10, 2009 |
Jim Boeheim became the eighth Division I coach to reach 800 wins with milestone coming as Syracuse (1-0) defeated visiting Albany, 75-43 last night in the 2K Sports Classic. Boeheim, 65, got his first victory, 75-48 over Harvard on Nov. 26, 1976. Bob Knight leads the career list with 902 victories. Only Mike Krzyzewski (833), Jim Calhoun (804) and Boeheim are active among the eight who reached 800. In other games: At North Carolina, Deon Thompson had 20 points to help No. 6 North Carolina (1-0)
October 17, 2008 |
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine will redshirt this season because of a stress fracture in his left leg, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim said yesterday. During his freshman season at Syracuse, the former Neumann-Goretti standout was suspended for two games for using a stolen student ID card and faced charges of sexual assault that were ultimately dismissed by a grand jury. On the court, the 6-foot-1 guard played through pain in his left leg without telling anyone until the team's last game.
October 19, 2007 |
Back home in Philadelphia, Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson live three blocks from each other. In Syracuse, where the former Neumann-Goretti standouts are entering their freshman season, Jardine and Jackson live a few feet from each other. They are roommates, and it hasn't been much of an adjustment. "We were around each other at home, so it's just the same thing, just all under one roof," Jackson said. "What's his is mine and what's mine is his. " Little has changed since sixth grade for the duo. Wherever one goes, Jardine said, you can find the other.
May 16, 2007 |
The successor to longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will be assistant Mike Hopkins, ESPN.com reported yesterday, citing multiple sources. Hopkins is a former Syracuse player and just finished his 12th season as an assistant. There is no timetable for Hopkins to replace Boeheim, but Hopkins and the university finally have reached an agreement to put a succession plan in writing, ESPN.com reported. Boeheim, 62, just finished his 31st season at Syracuse. He is 750-264 overall, coaching Syracuse to 25 NCAA Tournament berths and three Final Fours (1987, 1996 and 2003, when the Orange won the national title)
February 6, 2007 |
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun earned his 500th win at the school last night, a 67-60 victory over visiting Syracuse and longtime rival and friend Jim Boeheim. Craig Austrie had 14 points to lead five players in double figures for the Huskies (15-8, 4-6 Big East). Demetris Nichols' 20 points led Syracuse (16-8, 5-5). Calhoun is 500-185 at UConn and 748-322 in his 35-year Hall of Fame coaching career, 12th place on the Division I all-time wins list. In another game: At Texas A&M, Josh Carter had 24 points as the No. 6 Aggies (20-3, 8-1 Big 12)
October 28, 2004 |
With the exception of Boston College's Al Skinner - who injured himself recently while playing pickup basketball - the basketball coaches of the Big East Conference gathered yesterday at Madison Square Garden for the annual media day. Included were the coaches of the last two national champions: Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, who led his team to the title in 2003, and Jim Calhoun of Connecticut, whose team won last season. There were also a pair of newcomers: John Thompson III of Georgetown, and Norm Roberts of St. John's.