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Despite losing its top three players, Syracuse is better - 12.21.09 - SI Vault
Clearly, losing the top three scorers (guards Jonny Flynn and Eric Devendorf and forward Paul Harris, who all left early for the pros) from last year's 28--10 squad has not been the calamity many predicted. Indeed, their replacements have made Syracuse a bigger and better team. "We were a good offensive team last year," says coach Jim Boeheim, "but we couldn't stop the good teams."

Should Syracuse Join the Big Ten? -- The Sports Section
Syracuse is too good for the Big East. Come over to the Big Ten. We even have our own network, not that any of you can watch it.

Syracuse University Athletics - Honors for First-Year Orange Gridders
Syracuse football student-athletes Alec Lemon, Chandler Jones, E.J. Carter and Nick Speller were honored by The Sporting News on the magazine’s BIG EAST All-Freshmen Team, while Lemon, Carter, Shamarko Thomas and Phillip Thomas were selected to the ESPN.com All-BIG EAST Freshman Team.

Rivals.com College Football - Rivals.com 2009 All-Big East freshman team
Five Syracuse freshman on the Rivals All-Freshman Team, including SHAMARKO!

For the Syracuse Orange, Moving to the Big Ten Would Be a Big Mistake | Bleacher Report
What concerns me more than seeing Syracuse left behind though is the thought that they might be the one to leave the conference that they helped create.

Tyler Hansbrough, Jonny Flynn shaped decade in college hoops - 2000s: The Decade in Sports - SI.com
Jonny Flynn and Six Overtimes recognized as bests of the decade.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
Jon Wilner explains why a guy in San Jose has Syracuse No. 1 in the AP Poll.

OrangeHoops: New Feature @ OrangeHoops on Ranked Teams
The last time Syracuse beat a #1 team was on March 7, 2006 when the beat Connecticut on their historic Big East Title run, with the Orangemen winning four games in four days to take the title by Gerry McNamara’s MVP performance.

Three Idiots on Sports: Rony Seikaly - DJ Extraordinaire
Rony Seikaly continues to be a real spin doctor.

New Georgetown Policy: No Fun of Any Kind " Hoya Suxa
Through its network of operatives, Hoya Suxa has learned that the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) intends to legislatively confront many of these issues. As a forward protocol, the GUSA president has prepared the following memorandum for internal discussion purposes.

Three Reasons Why the Big Ten Won't Expand - Team Speed Kills
It's been big news around the college sports world that the Big Ten is thinking of expanding. It won't happen this time around, and here's why.

A very tired and disinterested Jeff Goodman explains why Syracuse is better than Georgetown:

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