Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach his job, threw a top-ranked team into turmoil and threatened the career of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball is unbeaten and unsettled.
Former longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine is under investigation for child molestation, and coach Jim Boeheim’s future has been called into question in this his 36th season.
Willie Veasley glanced up while running back on defense as his 3-pointer bounced high off the rim like so many of Butler’s shots had before.
He paused, though, as the ball drifted back, caromed off the backboard and fell through the net — a huge bounce that helped seal the Bulldogs’ 63-59 upset of top-seeded Syracuse on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.
Samardo Samuels scored all eight of his points during a late surge and Jerry Smith sank a pair of clutch free throws with 17.8 seconds left and Louisville rallied for a 66-60 upset of No. 2 Syracuse on Sunday.
Greg Paulus is returning home to Syracuse to play football.
The former Duke point guard will enroll in graduate school at Syracuse and try to make a comeback in football for the Orange, he said Thursday.
“My gut and my heart were telling me that (Syracuse) was the best place for me,” Paulus said from Durham, N.C., during a conference call.
The decision ends a month of speculation whether the one-time star high school quarterback from Syracuse would resume his football career.
Like so many lacrosse players before him, Mike Leveille went to Syracuse for the chance to win a title.
And, like so many of his predecessors, he had to beat Johns Hopkins to do it.
May 27, 2008
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