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 2, 2011 - 12:30pm
The Syracuse University men's basketball team readies itself for its first matchup against a ranked opponent this season with the Florida Gators coming to the Carrier Dome Friday.

It has been two years since the No. 3 Syracuse University men’s basketball team (7-0, 5-0 home) has faced the No. 9 Florida Gators (5-1, 2-1 road), and in those two years, a lot has changed for both programs.

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 - 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 30, 2011 - 9:06pm
Jim Boeheim, the iconic head coach of the Syracuse University men's basketball, is not worried about losing his job amid the investigation of former associate head coach Bernie Fine.

After former Syracuse University men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in light of a third victim accusing him of sexual molestation, head coach Jim Boeheim seemed to be the next person who was likely to lose his job.

November 30, 2011 - 2:02am
The Syracuse University men's basketball team prevails despite a media circus surrounding the program after the firing of associate head coach Bernie Fine amid molestation accusations. The Orange defeat Eastern Michigan, 84-48.

Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim sat without long-time associate head coach Bernie Fine by his side in the Carrier Dome Tuesday. Amid all the allegations and the subsequent firing of Fine, the Orange (7-0, 5-0 home), ranked No. 3 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25, still found a way to cruise to an 84-48 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3, 1-2 road).

November 28, 2011 - 1:46am
Syracuse University fired men's basketball associate coach Bernie Fine Sunday after a third man stepped forward, accusing the longtime coach of molesting him when he was younger and ESPN released a taped conversation between Fine's wife and accuser Bobby Davis.

Bernie Fine, Syracuse University men’s basketball associate head coach, was fired by the university Sunday after sexual assault allegations toward Bobby Davis, a former ball boy for the men’s basketball team, surfaced last week.

November 19, 2011 - 2:31pm
Associate coach Bernie Fine released a statement through his attorney Friday refuting the child molestation claims against him.

Associate coach for the Syracuse University men’s basketball team, Bernie Fine, released a statement Friday denying all child molestation accusations against him. 

June 1, 2011 - 2:47pm
Fab Melo voluntarily appears in city court Wednesday for incident two days earlier.

Sophomore center Fab Melo, 20, appeared before Syracuse City Judge James Cecile Wednesday to plea not guilty for criminal mischief charges relating to a Monday incident. The court called Melo - full name Fabrico P de Melo - in for questioning and he voluntarily came before Cecile in court.