"We need to try to do something for the players at the highest level that earn this money for the NCAA, the 90 percent of the income that comes in from men’s basketball," Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. "We need to look at that. And we need to find the money. We can’t just say, well, we don’t have the money. There’s money, you’ve got to find it, and you’ve got to direct it there. That’s important, crucially important."
The Orange must play with a sense of urgency to get that sixth win. They cannot afford to leave it to the last minute against BC. The Eagles have already reached bowl eligibility but will be looking to win to get a better bowl. We will see how the Orange responds after the loss in Tallahassee.
Syracuse assistant Adrian "Red'' Autry discussed several topics concerning the trip with Mike Waters. Does the team practice? Do the players go swimming or lift weights? And how will the team handle playing three games in three days this early in the season?
Plus, what should the game plan be this weekend against Pittsburgh?
Today's topics include our favorites — Syracuse football, Orange basketball and that Chiefs baseball team, which faces a long road back
Syracuse still does resemble the very best or the very worst in college football in one meaningful way. The Orange’s games have been decided by an average of 30.7 points, the fifth-largest figure in the country
The Syracuse coaches are hitting the 2015 and 2016 classes hard. Among the names to watch in the 2015 class are: Derrick Jones, a 6-6 wing out of Philly; Moustapha Diagne, a 6-9 forward out of Sparta, N.J.; Thomas Bryant, a 6-9 forward from Rochester; Franklin Howard, a 6-4 guard from Fairfax, Va., Jalen Poyser, a 6-4 guard out of Canada; and a host of others.
"I’m getting better," Johnson said. "I wouldn’t say I’m totally fine."
Early on Friday afternoon, a handful of Tweets appeared with the hashtag #BoeheiminMaui. The satirical posts envision Central New York's most famous curmudgeon attempting to adapt his current lifestyle to Hawaii.
The grand-daddy of early season college basketball tournaments. Watching coaches in floral shirts and leis going up against the Chaminade Silverswords in a seemingly poorly ventilated gym. And as for the hoops, let's put it this way: California is the No. 30 team in Kenpom right now, which would have made them the best team in the Great Alaska Shootout or Paradise Jam. They aren't in the top four here.
Both the Orange and the Panthers are one win away from bowl eligibility.
With very few close games this season, Syracuse's penalty problems probably haven't hurt the Orange yet. With close contests anticipated against Pittsburgh and Boston College, the year may come down to a final play or an official's flag.
Orange cross country redshirt junior Reed Kamyszek received the Elite 89 Award at the pre-NCAA Championship banquet on Thursday night in Terre Haute, Ind. Kamyszek received the award for being the best student-athlete in this year's field of runners, maintaining the highest cumulative grade point average of any participant in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championship.
The ACC Digital Network has released the 10 finalists for The Greatest QB to play at an ACC school. Donovan McNabb makes the cut.