Syracuse Daily Links - Orange Defense Bends But Doesn't Break

Syracuse University football defense bent but never broke in season-opening victory | syracuse.com
"Early on, a lot of people were out of the game defensively, and we didn't communicate on a couple of those big plays," SU coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "But I don't think the red-zone defense could have been much better, with only one of six (Wake trips there) being touchdowns. Defensively they were on the field for a long time."

Former Syracuse teammates Hakim Warrick and Carmelo Anthony try to set up exhibition game | syracuse.com
Warrick hopes to recruit Philly-raised players like Tyreke Evans, Jameer Nelson, Richard Hamilton Kyle Lowry, Wayne Ellington and Gerald Henderson. Team Melo would include Baltimore-D.C.-area players, not James or Paul.

Improving Nassib named Big East player of the week | The Juice Online
"When we get hot and get on a role, we can have that kind of production," Syracuse coach Doug Marrone said during his weekly press conference. "And that’s what we’re looking for. It’s not unrealistic to ask your quarterback to go 8-for-8. He’s capable of that as well as our receivers."

Syracuse University Athletics - Two-time All-American Joins Orange Coaching Staff
Syracuse head women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait has announced that Katrina Dowd will join his coaching staff as an assistant coach. Dowd enjoyed a standout career at Northwestern, where she helped the Wildcats to three consecutive national championships from 2007-10.

Statement efforts from LSU and Boise State highlight Week 1 action | National Football Post
Syracuse’s impressive comeback overtime win over Wake Forest — the Orange faced a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit — went under the radar last Thursday, but that was a big nonconference victory for Doug Marrone’s squad especially after his defense didn’t play well for most of the game.

Sporting News college basketball preseason Top 25 - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
Jim Boeheim’s best teams have been built with strong leadership at the base, whether the player in question was Kueth Duany or Andy Rautins. But who is that guy on this team? Can Scoop Jardine show that degree of maturity? The Orange need a more fluid offense and some idea of whether center Fab Melo will be ready to perform consistently as a sophomore. But a lot of that will flow from identifying someone with the gravitas to keep Syracuse moving inexorably forward.

Syracuse University Athletics - Our Town
If you’re on the fence, it’s time to fall off it. If you’re waiting for us to be regular conference contenders, it’s time join the ride, because sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

Blazers interview Weaver for GM job - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Weaver started as an AAU coach in Washington D.C., before working as a college assistant at New Mexico, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

Notes From the Big East Football Coaches Teleconference - Week One - Big East Coast Bias
Doug Marrone - Happy to win the opener in back to back years and to end the recent struggles against ACC teams. Felt that while they did give up some big plays, he was really happy with the red zone defense. Said the issues with the secondary are more about communication than anything else. Said the secondary played a lot of different and new players and some missed communication is bound to happen. Said he was disappointed that the offense didn't start a lot hotter.

SU Players In NFL: Delone Carter, Doug Hogue Join Ranks - SB Nation New York
Rookies Delone Carter (Indianapolis Colts) and Doug Hogue (Detroit Lions) are among 10 former Syracuse University players to earn NFL roster spots as the 2011 NFL season begins.

Syracuse's Odd Recruiting Ground: N.Y.C. - WSJ.com
This is a city where Queens-born Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt said he played most of his football at an intersection on Francis Lewis Boulevard, and where Marrone, a Bronx native, admits it's hard to find a park to play in without shards of glass on the ground. Brooklyn's Brandon Reddish, a former Fort Hamilton cornerback who joined the Orange this year, said the area cared so little about the sport that they were quick to cancel a game for any type of bad weather.

Consider this an Orange fan's e-mail to heaven | syracuse.com
Dear God, Since you kept your end of the bargain, I'll keep mine: After Thursday night's comeback against Wake Forest, that 36-29 overtime victory, I will never again ask you for another Orange miracle.

Excerpts from a news conference in which Syracuse University's Scoop Jardine talks about his recent USA Basketball experience playing in China.

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