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Top-seeded North Carolina advanced to its 15th NCAA Championship with a 6-1 win against Syracuse on Friday at Powhatan Sports Complex. The Tar Heels will play Sunday afternoon for their seventh national title, facing either Princeton or Maryland.

North Carolina advances past Syracuse to play for the national title - NCAA.com
Top-seeded North Carolina advanced to its 15th NCAA Championship with a 6-1 win against Syracuse on Friday at Powhatan Sports Complex. The Tar Heels will play Sunday afternoon for their seventh national title, facing either Princeton or Maryland.

Orange Watch: ACC, Syracuse’s football future leads to… Miami | The Juice Online
"The opportunity to partner with ESPN to showcase the game on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day provides us with a terrific way for fans to ring in the New Year in South Florida," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in announcing the deal this week. That’s exactly the sentiment shared by the Orange program and Orange Nation as a guideline to the first dozen years in the ACC – get to Miami.

Indiana, Louisville class of college hoops in power rankings - Luke Winn - SI.com
This could be the first season of the tempo-free era where an elite Orange team has a better defense than offense. They're not going to be able to hold opponents to 27.0 percent shooting every game, as they did in Sunday's wind-and-sun-affected suffocation of San Diego State on the USS Midway. But Syracuse's lineup seems more defense-first after losing Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph, and freshman Michael Carter-Williams should be able to fill the turnover-creation void left by Dion Waiters' early jump to the NBA.

ESPNU’s National Signing Day Special to feature three Top 30 decisions " ESPN Front Row
That number will grow once again during tomorrow’s National Signing Day Special on ESPNU (7 p.m. ET) when the Class of 2013′s No. 20 player, Kennedy Meeks (Georgetown or UNC), No. 25 Isaac Hamilton (San Diego State, UCLA, UNLV or UTEP) and No. 27 Tyler Roberson (Kansas, Syracuse or Villanova) join the hour-long program to announce their decision.

Big East: Who will transform tomorrow? - Big East Blog - ESPN
Here is the player I think has the best chance to transform tomorrow with a big performance in Week 12: Syracuse running back Jerome Smith.

Bishop Kearney's Chinonso Obokoh signs letter of intent to play at Syracuse | www.WHEC.com
Chinonso said, "I want to work hard I know I can do it I can do my best . All this I could never believe, it's a dream come true." Obokho will attend Syracuse’s Whitman School of Management. He hopes to become an accountant. He is the first Rochester student to receive a full ride to Syracuse since Greece Athena John Wallace from 20 years ago.

Trio of big men bring defensive presence to Syracuse’s 2-3 zone early in season | The Daily Orange
"I think the biggest thing is that we have to be great defensively," Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said after practice on Tuesday. "We have to take charges. Fab (Melo) impacted the game last year by being great defensively and having a presence down low and letting them know that you’re not going to get easy layups, you’re not going to get easy shots."

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about Syracuse - Columbia Missourian
The Syracuse Orange are not a familiar opponent for Missouri, residing in the Big East conference in both football and basketball. However, both teams share the same record (5-5), and Syracuse's football team shares a lot in common with Missouri's lastest opponent, Tennessee. Lots of points, very few stops. Similarities and differences aside, though, here are 10 things you might not know about Missouri's Senior Day opponent, Syracuse.

Syracuse at Mizzou: Beyond the box score preview - Rock M Nation
So it's come to this, then. In about 30 hours, Mizzou hosts Syracuse with bowl eligibility on the line. If Mizzou wins, the Tigers are likely spending Christmas or New Year's in an exotic location like Birmingham (the BBVA Compass Bowl on January 5), Memphis (the Liberty Bowl on December 31) or, for the fourth time in a decade, Shreveport (the Independence Bowl on December 28). Maybe, if the cards fall just right, you end up in Nashville (the Music City Bowl on December 31).

Syracuse looking to use athleticism, get out in transition in matchup with Cornell | The Daily Orange
"We can’t go down every possession and run a play and expect to win a lot of basketball games," SU head coach Quentin Hillsman. "You’ve got to get some easy baskets, create some offense off your defense."

Mizzou-Syracuse: 5 things to watch and 1 prediction : Stltoday
Mizzou and Syracuse have met just twice before, both MU losses, one of them pivotal: The Orange crushed Mizzou 41-9 in Syracuse in 1986, just another runaway in a 3-8 Mizzou season. But they beat MU 24-13 in Columbia in 1987 when an MU victory may have meant a bowl berth for the Tigers, who finished 5-6 and instead remained in the early stages of what became a 13-year bowl drought. With a thorny task ahead next week at No. 9 Texas A&M, MU figures to need a win to be bowl-eligible for an eighth straight season.

If Syracuse Is Ever Going To Break Out From Their Road Woes, Saturday Is That Time - Inside the Loud House - A Syracuse Orange Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Missouri is a tough team at home, but they are absolutely beatable. I believe that people are selling the Orange short based solely off of the fact that a Big East team is playing an SEC team, and I think that although it will be a tough game for the Orange, it is a game that wouldn’t surprise me if it went in the away team’s favor. Road struggles or not, Syracuse has proven they can play with anybody and I look for that to be the case again tomorrow.

Bud and Brent Show: Syracuse basketball's unusual opener; can football team make a bowl? | syracuse.com
Was Syracuse basketball team's appearance in the 'Battle on the Midway' against San Diego State worth the logistical problems of playing outdoors? Will an event like that happen again? Can any conclusions about this year's Orange be taken from that game? Does having Temple on the schedule pretty much guarantee a Syracuse bowl appearance? Does a 6-6 team deserve to go to a bowl game?

Soundbites from the Syracuse Men's Soccer game against Cornell. CitrusTV's Paige Shepperly interviews players after SU's 1-0 win.

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