Two former Syracuse University ball boys have recently come forward, reporting that they were molested by Syracuse Associate Head Basketball coach Bernie Fine. They stated that Fine started to molest them in the late 1970s and continued to assault them through the 1990s.
I agree with the women at when they write: “It appears that one positive thing to come from the Penn State case may be that is has empowered other survivors to speak out”.

 ESPN’s Outside the Lines has more details as well as a interview with one of the survivors:
The New York Times is also reporting on the story, including quotes from Fine’s colleague, Coach Jim Boeheim, who  finds it “suspicious” that these men are coming forward with allegations in the wake of the Penn State scandal.
Fine has been placed on administrative leave by Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor while Syracuse City Police investigate these allegations, among others. Cantor has demonstrated her commitment to the investigation as well as the health and safety of Syracuse University students through her public statements and letter sent directly to all students. Cantor told students:
“As you know, this week, I affirmed Syracuse University’s steadfast belief that all of us have the responsibility, individually and collectively, to ensure that Syracuse University remains a safe place for every campus community member and everyone with whom we interact on a daily basis on campus or in the community as part of our learning, scholarship, or work. We do not tolerate abuse.”
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has created talking points around Child Sexual Abuse in English and Spanish.
We at CALCASA encourage you to use these talking points, as well as the media tools created by Jessica Naiper, CALCASA’s Media and Communication Specialist, to talk to your community and colleagues about ways that we can prevent child abuse and support survivors.