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McNamara highlights Hall of Fame inductions

Syracuse's CJ Fair expects 'big breakout year'

6 PS Practice Photos

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Melo and Moussa Keita prepare for second season as Syracuse centers

Former Player

Melo promotes Ultra Sheen Men via in-store appearance at Walmart

Amare Would Prefer Carmelo Anthony Than LeBron James In The Clutch

Syracuse Mention

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He grew up in the shadow of Syracuse University sports facilities, and he and his cousin, Mort, would sneak into them. Pretty soon they were noticed and given jobs to do. Sports became a preoccupation, and Al thought about broadcasting and even did some, but his parents told him if he was going to college he had to study something that would make a living and dentistry was it.

Because of the Korean War, Al could not start dental school until almost a year after his discharge from the Air Force. He was an officer and a pilot, and he also had to make a choice about whether to stay in the service as a career or quit and go to school. He listened to his older brother Irv and left the military. There was still that gap between discharge and dental school. Al resumed a job he had doing sports for a Syracuse radio station, and the rest in why "Big Al," the book will have a ready audience
'Big Al' Meltzer tell-all hits bookstores this month
 
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Congratulations Coach Fine as you head into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame on Monday Night!!

Bernie Fine has been synonymous with Syracuse and basketball since his high school coaching days dating back to 1970. A native of Brooklyn, Bernie found his way to Syracuse University, graduating in 1967. He stayed in the area, coaching basketball and football at Lincoln Junior High before moving to Henninger High where he was the JV basketball coach before becoming the head coach. In 1976 he joined the SU staff where he remains today as Associate Head Coach. His 35 years as a Division I assistant is the longest active streak in college. As Jim Boeheim's long-time assistant, Bernie has tutored the SU big men, including Roosevelt Bouie, Danny Schayes, Rony Seikaly, Etan Thomas, John Wallace, Arinze Onuaku and Rick Jackson - quite a list of ever present shotblockers, scorers and NBA stalwarts. An active member of the Syracuse community, Bernie is past president of the Central New York Kidney Foundation. In 2003 Fine was honored at the Temple Adath Yeshurun Citizen of the Year Dinner. He and his wife, Laurie, have a son David and daughters Sheila and Sara.
 

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