Per Mike Waters: Syracuse forward James Southerland did not travel with the team to Louisville on Friday. The sophomore forward was declared ineligible prior to Syracuse's game against Villanova last Saturday in connection with an NCAA investigation.
"I used to shoot flat, so I’ve been working on it a lot every day after practice and before practice," Grant said. "I felt like he’s helping me on my free throws."
The Carrier Dome was already the largest domed stadium in the Northeast and the largest domed college arena in America. And now, the Dome contains WiFi infrastructure to rival that of any NFL stadium.
Senior center Kayla Alexander is only 20 points away from setting yet another Syracuse women's basketball program record. Alexander has 1,767 career points, which puts her 20 points behind Nicole Michael's (2007-10) record of 1,787. Alexander is no stranger to the record book this season, after she passed Holly Oslander (1989-94) to become Syracuse's all-time blocks leader with eight in the season opener vs. Farleigh Dickinson (11/11). She now has 314 blocks to Oslander's 262.
"Relationships are important to me. I’m just going to wait and see what’s up with the new quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. I want to establish relationships with them. With signing day just around the corner, I want to make sure I’m making the right decision."
During the Cards’ seven game win streak against Syracuse from 2007 to 2011, one common factor stands out more than any: U of L always had an unexpected contribution make a difference in the game.
"Otto communicates by acting out like child, he’s got the personality of a 5- to 6-year-old. That was my first year on the team. I didn’t want to get the suit injured but started to become bold to try new things. I would give players hugs. During the national anthem, I’d walk over to the end of the line and a player would put his arm up on top of my head and lean on me. One player once asked, 'Is that your head? Am I on your face?' I believe it was Wes Johnson."
"I talked to him about it, and he said he liked Brett Fischer (the head of Fischer Sports) a lot," Lemon said. "He felt confident that I would get some work done down here, and knowing that my coach had a past history with him was a big thing, too."
"We work out hard in our workouts, we prepare for games like this," Carter-Williams said. "I'm really interested in playing in this game. It's going to test my skills and test my will to win. I'm looking forward to it."
In this episode Gbinije discusses the detail with which he watches his teammates on TV. Any new Rakeem Christmas "swag" is the first thing Gbinije checks out when he flips on the game. He and SU walk-on Albert Nassar try to predict the breakout player and the score. Gbinije also likes to order pizza, though clips of this video were shot while the Orange was on the road earlier this season and Gbinije seems to really appreciate potato chips.
The two tops teams in the Big East, No. 6 Syracuse and No. 1 Louisville, will play this Saturday in Louisville. Here’s a preview of the game.
Okay, so this is a bit of stretch, but Syracuse whipping us in football happened on their senior day. So, technically, we are on our 3rd straight senior day revenge game. Since the last 2 have worked out, just go with it.
I love Buffalo. You know, I'm a Philadelphia guy. The blue-collar niche of Buffalo and Philadelphia kind of go together. If I had the opportunity to go there, definitely would be awesome."
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.
Louisville is now the new #1 team in the country. But SU has a chance to knock off the top ranked Cardinals this weekend. Find out how SU will deal with the loss of James Southerland due to eligibility issues. 'Cuse Countdown's Heather Prusak, Evan Weston and Bobby Krivitsky tell you everything you need to know about the matchup.