Syracuse Daily Links - Orange Basketball Schedule Updates

Syracuse University updates its basketball schedule to include more times and TV dates |
One curious note about the schedule: Thus far, SU plays six games at noon (Temple, USF, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Georgetown). Last season, the Orange played just one noon game during the Big East campaign.

Villanova Basketball Games at Wells Fargo Center Announced - VU Hoops
The Louisville and Syracuse games are slated for ESPNU/ESPN3 and the matchup with the Hoyas is slated to be on ESPN/ESPN2. The Cats had to keep their schedule at the Wells Fargo Center to just three games this season because the NCAA tournament will be using the arena as a site this Spring.

Fresh Fizz Radio: Zach Allen Discusses Leadership, Perceived Wilson Rivalry : Orange Fizz
"We’ve been in contact very often. Especially when some of the reporters tried to get us to not like each other. We’re really looking forward to competing against one another, making each other better."

Syracuse University Athletics - Women's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale Now
The Orange will host 14 home games at the Carrier Dome in 2012-13, starting on Nov. 11 with the season-opener vs. Fairleigh Dickinson and concluding with the regular season and BIG EAST finale vs. Louisville on March 4.

Led by Powell, U.S. lacrosse team meets Iroquois for Bowhunter Cup in Rochester on Oct. 13 |
Former Syracuse University superstar Casey Powell makes his return to the indoor lacrosse stage as captain for Team USA when it meets the Iroquois National Team at the third annual Bowhunter Cup on Oct. 13 at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena. Game time is 8 p.m.

The big list of Big East lists: Who are the top 5 candidates for Big East Player of the Year? |
5. C.J. Fair, Syracuse: The 6-foot-8 junior is my darkhorse pick. Brandon Triche is a more likely choice to be an all-conference player, but I don't think he'll be a Player of the Year. If there's a POY candidate on the Orange roster, it's Fair. Remember that stretch Fair had in the heart of Big East play when he reached double-figures five times in a six-game stretch? He had 21 points and eight rebounds against Rutgers. He had 14 points and 12 boards against Connecticut. In the NCAA tournament, Fair had 15 points, seven boards and four steals against Wisconsin. If Fair can put those numbers up on a consistent basis, he'll be in the conversation for player of the year.

College basketball questions: Will Big East farewell be a rough road for Syracuse, others? (DeCourcy) |
We’re not wondering if there’ll be tears of nostalgia. We’re wondering if the already hostile Big East road might be even more perilous for Pitt, Notre Dame and, particularly, Syracuse. The Orange were at the heart of the league from its inception, and they did what they could to tear out that heart. Not everyone's going to forget that.

Syracuse football team has an opening inside if Zian Jones is up to the challenge |
"I’ll tell you what, he has maybe the loosest hips of all of them, the big fella," Doust said. "He is a powerful kid who is hard to move at the point of attack."

Max Shortell Confident He'll Do Better As Gophers Starter - SB Nation Minnesota
"There's a definite air of confidence now. He knows he can go out and beat anybody. He's a quarterback. He's got that air about him. Didn't have that last year."

Syracuse football team's kickoff-coverage unit is at opposite end of spectrum from punt-coverage unit |
"Once you start out with the problems we did with punt coverage it’s going to take a while to get back up there," coach Doug Marrone said, "but on the other hand our kickoff-coverage team is one of the best in the country."

Unrivaled: Calhoun left mark on years of battles between Syracuse and Connecticut | The Daily Orange
By 1989-90, UConn was already a Top-10 team competing on Syracuse’s level. The No. 8 Huskies beat the No. 4 Orangemen 78-75 in the 1990 Big East tournament championship at Madison Square Garden for its first league title. In just four years, a rivalry between the programs was born.

10 quick hits on Syracuse athletics | The Juice Online
I feel terrible for the BIG EAST. It’s been beat up, kicked under the bus and left to rot. This is the conference I grew up cheering for—even before I went to Syracuse—and right now, it can’t get much worse. For a conference with great tradition and history, it’s a shame to see it now. I don’t know how—or if—it can recover, but it won’t ever be the same.

Syracuse football coach adjusts practice routine in an effort to help produce faster starts |
Syracuse usually starts with stretching exercises, then does some special-teams work, then goes to individual drills before regrouping for team scrimmaging. Today’s routine had the team go directly to scrimmage work after the stretching exercises with the first offense working against the scout-team defense on one half of the Carrier Dome field and the first-team defense working against the scout-team offense on the other half.

This week Kenny recaps a surprising Buffalo Bills blowout win, a close one for Syracuse against Stony Brook, a fond farewell to UConn coach Jim Calhoun and... why not, thoughts on the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya.

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