Syracuse University great Carmelo Anthony will have his No. 15 jersey retired by the university in a ceremony during Syracuse's game against long-time rival Georgetown at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 23.
There will be plenty of Orange in the AFC Championship game this weekend, when the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots match up on Sunday. The six alums that are featured between the two teams ties Syracuse for fourth on the list of schools with the most alum on that are playing in both the AFC/NFC Championship Games. This guarantees that there will be at least two Orange alums playing in Super Bowl XLVII.
"I don't think there's a better coach," Boeheim said. "He should be in the Hall of Fame. He will be in the Hall of Fame."
There are few things in college basketball more obvious than the Syracuse Orange retiring Carmelo Anthony’s jersey. It will finally happen in February but I’m shocked by the fact that it took ten years to do it. When it was apparent that Anthony was a star player at the pro level, shouldn’t the team have just retired the jersey then?
You'll want to check out photo No. 7.
In addition, this morning’s announcement by SU that assistants Rob Moore (receivers) and Tim Daoust (defensive line) were staying with the program – which is welcome news – did not mention linebackers coach Steve Morrison, a longtime Shafer associate from their Mid-American Conference days who joined the Orange staff last season. "Just give me a little more time on that," Shafer said. "We just can’t talk about it right now."
A highly successful collegiate quarterback and head coach, Tim Lester joins the Syracuse University football staff to coach the Orange quarterbacks. Lester just completed his fifth season as the head coach at Elmhurst College, where he guided the Bluejays to their most successful season in school history. Under Lester's direction, Elmhurst advanced to the NCAA playoffs for the first time in school history after earning a share of its first College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) championship since 1980. The 2012 CCIW Coach of the Year led the Bluejays to the second round of the NCAA playoffs and the eighth spot in the final national rankings.
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I don't care if he calls him "Gerry McMarrow," I want this kid introducing all Syracuse players from now on.