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As the investigation continues, advocates for sex abuse victims have said Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim should resign or be fired for adamantly defending Fine and verbally disparaging the accusers.

Contacted by The Associated Press by phone Wednesday, Boeheim repeated several times, “I can’t talk about anything.” He’s preparing his fourth-ranked Orange for Friday’s home game against No. 10 Florida and is scheduled to do his regular radio show Thursday night.

University trustees have been instructed to refer all questions back to the university but some contacted by The Associated Press offered support for Boeheim and said there was no indication his job was in danger.

“I have not heard anything but complete support for Coach Boeheim,” trustee Michael Wohl said. “Coach Boeheim hasn’t done anything wrong. At this point, we’re completely behind the coach.”

University spokesman Kevin Quinn said it’s policy to refer all comment to the university during an ongoing investigation, and most of the 70 active trustees contacted by the AP did that.

The university fired Fine on Sunday after Tomaselli went public and ESPN broadcast a 2002 audiotape, obtained and recorded by accuser Bobby Davis, of a conversation between Davis and a woman ESPN identified as Fine’s wife, Laurie, in which she says she knew “everything that went on.”

Davis first contacted Syracuse police in 2002 regarding Fine, but there was no investigation because the state statute of limitations had passed. In 2005, Davis went to the university, which did its own investigation, but the school said the accusations could not be corroborated.

In her response to USA Today, Cantor wrote that if the tape had surfaced during the school’s inquiry Fine would have been fired. And she added that the school would have fired him immediately on Nov. 17, when Davis‘ allegations became public, had it known about the tape.

Davis, now 39, told ESPN last month that Fine molested him beginning in 1984 and that the sexual contact continued until he was around 27. A ball boy for six years, Davis said the abuse occurred at Fine’s home, at Syracuse basketball facilities and on team road trips, including the 1987 Final Four. Davis‘ stepbrother, Mike Lang, 45, who also was a ball boy, told ESPN that Fine began molesting him while he was in the fifth or sixth grade.

Repeated attempts to reach Davis and Lang have been unsuccessful.

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Associated Press reporters Michael Virtanen and Mary Esch in Albany, and AP Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell in New York contributed to this report.