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First, the Orange will start to work out the kinks following a grueling 7-5 regular season in which it had only one bye week. Second, it wants to be practicing during perhaps its most important recruiting weekend of the year.
The Syracuse football team will practice Saturday as it prepares to face West Virginia at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 29 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The reason for the workout is twofold. First, the Orange will start to work out the kinks following a grueling 7-5 regular season in which it had only one bye week. Second, it wants to be practicing during perhaps its most important recruiting weekend of the year.
It’s all about progression. It’s the way he has always done it. Overreacting to MCW’s strong play right now and wondering if he should have played more a year ago means nothing. What matters now is that the future NBA PG is dominating the stat box. And more importantly, he’s leading SU on and off the court. That trust only comes with time.
Syracuse fans are weird, as if you didn't know. Supporters of the Orange tend to go through this odd psychological reconciliation wherein they expect their team to operate as a nuclear weapon, incincerating the enemy without mitigation, while also believing that their team is garbage compared to prior iterations and everything is just a millisecond away from falling apart. Someone seriously needs to conduct clinical trials of Syracuse lacrosse fans because the scientific research would yield the greatest finding ever: "They're spoiled sociopaths."
WVU has ordered Kimble to stop using his university-issued weapon on hunting trips after a video of this week’s kill was posted online. He says hunting with the gun is a Mountaineer mascot tradition.
Each time the ACC puts out a trite statement with nothing to turn those empty promises into unbreakable bonds, it becomes more and more obvious: The future of the conference is at the mercy of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and the SEC's Mike Slive. And until the ACC's schools agree to a so-called "grant of rights" like the once-shaky Big 12 did last year, those solidarity statements aren't worth the Internet bandwith it took to Tweet them.
Watching "The A-Team" isn’t so simple these days. The show seems so patently ridiculous now, although there is a chance that it always—or always intended to—seemed that way. To enjoy an episode of "The A-Team" now is a struggle, primarily because virtually every thing about it, from the costumes to the central conceit—bad-asses in a custom van, driving around icing local bad guys—is absolutely contrary to everything you and I and everyone else regard as quality television. I mention all of this only because the sensation of watching an episode of "The A-Team" happens to be what it feels like watching Dion Waiters play professional basketball.
I am stepping down as host of "On the Block" on The Score 1260. The reason I'm stepping down from radio is I have been offered an incredible opportunity at syracuse.com and I have accepted it. You will soon come to know me as a "community sports engagement specialist" here on syracuse.com.
1. Syracuse. With James Southerland doing a good Dion Waiters impression, starring as the sixth man, the Orange keep steamrolling the competition, getting Jim Boeheim within single digits of his 900th win in the process. Arkansas is the only team that has gotten within single digits of Syracuse this season. And the Razorbacks lost by nine.
Syracuse basketball beat writer for syracuse.com Mike Waters, discusses the Orange's three point shooting against Long Beach State.
Freshman goalkeeper Alex Bono was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Second Freshman Team of the Season when the squads was released by the website Thursday, Dec. 6. It is Bono's third postseason honor, as he was also named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team last week and the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team in November.
"I think in the beginning, starting off the game, they obviously have seen that we haven’t shot the ball well from the perimeter and they gave us some open looks," SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. "That kind of broke the game open, and it kind of stayed that way."
Hindsight is always much better, of course, but you have to wonder which four writers thought Skip Holtz’s Bulls were going to win the conference.
"He didn't see what was wrong with it. I approached him about it. He didn't want to hear me. So I went to coach [John] Desko and told him, 'I'm not coming back to practice until you address this.' I missed two days of practice, he addressed it, I came back, I talked to the kid and it was over. But I made my stance there," Miller said. "This is an example of being the token black kid."
This week Kenny recaps a pair of Syracuse basketball wins and talks about the Orange football team heading back to the Pinstripe Bowl in New York City to face our old rivals, the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish join Kevin Corke to discuss how the Syracuse Orange have become one of the best teams in the nation behind the play of guard Michael Carter-Williams.