Published: Nov 28, 2011 2:39 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him.

In statement released Sunday night, Kevin Quinn, the school's senior vice president for public affairs, says Fine has been "terminated, effective immediately.

The move came at the direction of Chancellor Nancy Cantor.

The 65-year-old Fine was in his 36th season at his alma mater. He had the longest active streak of consecutive seasons at one school among assistant coaches in Division I.

Fine's firing comes in the wake of new revelations Sunday, including a third accuser.

Two former Syracuse ball boys were the first to accuse Fine, who has called the allegations "patently false."

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