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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches the game beside the empty chair of associate head coach Bernie Fine during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Colgate in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday. (AP )
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches the game beside the empty chair of associate head coach Bernie Fine during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Colgate in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday. (AP )

Will Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim go the way of Penn State's Joe Paterno?

That's the question swirling after Boeheim verbally attacked two men who accused associate coach Bernie Fine of molesting them when they were ball boys for the team back in the 1980s.

Fine was fired by the university Sunday night after a third man stepped forward with abuse allegations from 2002, and a decade-old recording surfaced of Fine's wife, Laurie, acknowledging her husband's alleged sexual abuse. (Though Laurie Fine claims the tapes were tampered with.)

Bernie Fine has not been charged with any crime and he says the accusations against him are false. But he's under investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

Guest:

  • Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports national college columnist

This segment aired on November 29, 2011.

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