The Juice

December 11, 2011 - 4:08pm
Some Syracuse University faculty members approve of the administration's role in the controversy surrounding the former men's basketball associate head coach. Others want to know more.

Brenda Wrigley hasn’t slept well in weeks. Her stomach is in knots each day as she walks down her driveway to pick up the paper. She dreads what she’ll see on the front page, as Syracuse University makes daily headlines with controversy surrounding Bernie Fine.

The firing of SU men’s basketball associate head coach on allegations of sexual abuse received extensive national attention. The university underwent public scrutiny for its actions since then, even from its own staff. Many faculty members are alumni, taking to heart the current image of SU’s reputation.

December 9, 2011 - 4:20am
Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal, has officially filed suit in Pittsburgh against the former associate head coach.

The third accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal, Zach Tomaselli, filed a civil suit Thursday against the former associate head coach of Syracuse University's men's basketball team. Tomaselli alleges that Fine molested him in a Pittsburgh hotel room on that he stayed at with Fine and the rest of the Syracuse basketball team on Jan. 21, 2002.

December 8, 2011 - 4:04pm
The shooter remains at large and the campus remains on lock down.

Two people, one a police officer, were shot and killed this afternoon on the campus of Virginia Tech. The suspect remains at large.

According to the LA Times, the suspect shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer during a traffic stop in a campus parking lot. The suspect fled on foot and a second victim was later found shot dead in the same parking lot.

December 8, 2011 - 11:23am
Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick said there was enough evidence to charge the former associate head coach when the accusers first revealed their story.

On Tuesday morning Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick spent almost an hour addressing members of the local and national media regarding his office’s investigation into sexual abuse allegations aimed at former Syracuse University associate head men’s basketball coach, Bernie Fine.

December 6, 2011 - 5:41pm
An internal investigation done in 2005 looking into child molestation allegations against former associate head coach of Syracuse University's men's basketball team was supposedly kept secret from university trustees.

Syracuse University’s four-month internal investigation in 2005 regarding Bobby Davis’s sexual assault allegations against Bernie Fine appears to have been conducted without the knowledge of the school’s Board of Trustees. According to an article in the Syracuse Post-Standard, Bernie Fine never came up in board deliberations.

The NewsHouse attempted to contact several current Board of Trustee members, none of whom were willing to comment.

December 1, 2011 - 6:00pm
The third accuser of Bernie Fine, the former associate head coach of the Syracuse University men's basketball program, interviewed with Pittsburgh police Wednesday, as SU students react to the new allegations.

With a third accuser, Zach Tomaselli, coming forward to interview with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Wednesday morning, yet another chapter was opened in the continually unfolding Bernie Fine saga. Tomaselli, 23, who now lives in Lewiston, Maine, claims Fine molested him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002 when he was 13 years old.

December 1, 2011 - 5:36pm
Man on the Street: No Shave November and Movember are popular at Syracuse University, but the purpose of growing facial hair to raise awareness for men's health issues gets lost off campus.

It’s that special time of year when hair prickles on chins and upper lips. Patches appear. Faces disappear behind giant tufts of bristly hair. Kissing becomes a little scratchy. 

No Shave November and Movember encourage men to grow beards and mustaches to show their support for men’s health. The point is to use the attention as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for diseases that affect men, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Too bad nearly no one in Syracuse knows.

December 1, 2011 - 12:17pm
The Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest Friday night's basketball game.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Bernie Fine scandal became a bit more, well, scandalous. After a week marred by additional accusers, secret tape recordings, federal search warrants and at least one alleged love triangle, it seemed things could get no more bizarre. Then, on Tuesday, the Westboro Baptist Church announced in a press release on its website, that it would be picketing the Syracuse vs.

November 15, 2011 - 11:59am

In two days, more students voted in this year's Student Association elections than the entirety of last year's election.

November 11, 2011 - 9:33am
Former combat photographer and Newhouse grad Stacy Pearsall spoke about her experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After combat photographer Stacy Pearsall was discharged as disabled from the Air Force at age 28, she didn't know what to do with her life. But she knew one thing: "Being disabled did not mean I was unable."

Staff Sgt. Pearsall, who was the first woman to win the National Press Photographers Association's military photographer of the year, graduated in 2004 from Newhouse School's Military Photojournalism Program. She spoke Thursday night before a standing room only crowd.