Syracuse Daily Links - Are The Orange Clutch Enough?

Basketball Prospectus | Look Again
Syracuse is a team many think can contend for a national title in 2011-12 because it returns much of its core and welcomes a few heralded recruits. Through the lens of the Clutch Gauge, though, it's clear the Orangemen still need to do some refining, especially from beyond the arc.

10 burning questions heading into 2011-12 college hoops season - Seth Davis - SI.com
So that leaves Fab Melo, Syracuse's 7-foot sophomore center. If you had seen this kid play in the big high school showcases, you would have thought he was a can't-miss prospect. The Big East coaches thought so, too, which is why they tabbed the Fab One as the league's preseason freshman of the year. Once the games started, however, Melo looked dazed and confused, especially on defense. What little confidence he had was shattered by Jim Boeheim's inexplicable habit of keeping Melo in the starting lineup and then yanking him a few minutes after the tap.

Syracuse - Kris Joseph, C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, James Southerland, Fab Melo, Baye Keita - Luke Winn's Top 16 Frontcourts - Photos - SI.com
The Orange won't be the same without workhouse power forward Rick Jackson manning the paint, but at least they're replacing him with a McDonald's All-American in Christmas, a 6-foot-9 prospect from the Virgin Islands by way of Philadelphia. Joseph is a Wooden Award candidate while Fair could have a breakout season after playing effectively in limited minutes as a freshman.

The Dog and Pauly Show " Episode 11 ..::.. Harold’s Not Here!
About 10 minutes of discussion on Midnight Madness and Syracuse's move to the ACC starting at the 17:00 mark.

Syracuse University turns to IMG College to aid football ticket sales | syracuse.com
The college also hopes to sell more tickets for men’s and women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse games as a result of a partnership with sports marketing and media management company IMG College.

College Basketball's Ten Best Midnight Madness Events - SBNation.com
3. Syracuse - The major attraction of the always well-attended event in the Carrier Dome this year is the legends game. Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Coleman, Hakim Warrick, Pearl Washington, Billy Owens, Wesley Johnson, Jonny Flynn, Gerry McNamara, Adrian Autry, John Wallace and Lawrence Moten are all confirmed participants. Rapper Meek Mill and the Russian Bar Trio, an acrobatic act that appeared on "America’s Got Talent," will also be performing.

FB | Syracuse looks to regroup during bye - Sports - The Daily Orange
"From a standpoint of our coaches, we're going to take a good look at ourselves and what we've been doing, what we've been calling, a lot of quality control work," Marrone said.

Syracuse Orange Football: The Ups And Downs Of Ryan Nassib - SB Nation New York
Despite SU's inconsistent play, at least, its quarterback was performing on a consistent level -- and, we all know if your team's quarterback is doing that, you're going to win some games.

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski supports ACC’s expansion, wouldn’t mind if league grows to 16 teams - The Washington Post
"I think you have to continue to explore" expansion questions, Krzyzewski said. "Is 14 the right number? Will 16 be? I don’t know if I’m in the minority, majority — I don’t talk to anybody about this — but (it) seems to me that if you’re going to go 14, then you should go 16."

Syracuse student DeMarcus tells us what 'Orange' means to him and how his experiences at SU have shaped who he is.


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