Winshall’s passion, work ethic and knack for absorbing information have helped him ascend the coaching ladder. By joining the Syracuse basketball program in 2007 as a manager, he became part of a well-regarded family tree. The relationships he established at Syracuse, as well as the connections he’s been able to form outside of the program, have positioned him to advance his career even more.
"I’ve been trying to force the jelling issue," Megill said. "A defense is only as good as its weakest link. We’ve got to come together as a unit."
Galasso was expected to fortify an Orange team that is in danger of a dubious mark. This year’s senior class is in danger of not winning a national championship since 1999 and not reaching the Final Four for the first time since 1979.
For now, I think Syracuse should worry about winning the game against the Johnnies this season, with the implications it will have on the conference this season.
"It’s a big motivation to be like, ‘All right, this program did something for (Pugh). It can probably do the same thing for me,'" Jonathan Burton said.
"I'm on cloud nine right now, it doesn't get a bigger stage than this. Sunday night it's gonna be straight fireworks, so I can't wait."
Thomas tells The Fizz he trusts McDonald for this reason. Shafer loved Simeon’s tape after McDonald passed it along. Within days, SU offered. The former Miami and Arkansas assistant convinced Simeon to brave the snow and come enjoy the Hill in February. The 6’4" 190 lbs safety/cornerback hybrid dominated the secondary this past season at Miami Carol City. "The Freak" picked off two passes and recorded 35 tackles. His teammates nicknamed him that because of his long and lanky reach. Smaller wideouts assume he’s too big and bulky to play corner, but his size actually helped him become the team’s top lockdown DB.
"It’s awesome," said Kimble, The Telegraph’s Large-School Player of the Year. "I loved it when I visited Syracuse because they have a great group of coaches and special group of guys. It was such a comfort level for me."
Tumolo competed with the 25-player U.S. women's national training team from Jan. 25-27 in the Champion Challenge. She helped them to a 3-0 record against Northwestern, the English women's national team and her own SU team. She said that while she was upset at the not making the final cut, "life goes on and I can only grow and learn from it. I am not going to be on every team I try out for, and I know I tried my hardest."
In addition to Jameel McClain and Arthur Jones, three more Syracuse alums are headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. ESPN Radio's Sr. Director, Radio Content &?Operations Pete Gianesini (Syracuse Class of 1994) is coming out of radio-producer retirement to produce a one-hour show Friday, Feb. 1 in New Orleans with ESPN Monday Night Football commentator Mike Tirico (1988) and Syracuse football great, Jim Brown (1954-56).
If you're feeling the need to see that game in person and have not yet secured tickets, the university is auctioning off two pairs of prime seats.
Kelly is a junior college transfer that comes to Syracuse by way of Pima Community College in Arizona. He originally committed to Marshall and changed his mind when Syracuse extended a scholarship offer fewer than two months ago.
Now, will there be evolution in this format? Almost certainly. But we have to start somewhere, and on Monday morning, Feb. 4, we will. That's when we'll swing open the digital doors to my all-sports shop, so to speak, and invite you to drop in whenever and as often as you wish.
Take a seat On The Bench with CitrusTV Women's Basketball reporter Katie Muldowney and Z89 Sports' Evan Weston as they run through the major themes of the best start in program history.