Fab Melo: "I’m used to snow, so it’s not anything that would bother me. I’m going to work out, go to the gym. I will get there, I live right there. If anything, I’ll go running. I did it at Syracuse . . . (The craziest thing I did in the snow at Syracuse was), somebody dared me to do a snow angel outside and I went, no shirt on."
After Florida, Kansas and Indiana all went down during midweek action, Michigan claims the No. 1 overall spot for now, while Arizona ascends to top billing in the West Regional. Cuse a three seed in the West.
12. Syracuse Orange (19 commitments, 0 in ESPN300): I won’t write a ton of excuses for the Orange, but when your coach leaves a month before National Signing Day (with seven members of the coaching staff in tow), you’re going to be operating at a disadvantage. And yet, coach Scott Shafer and new OC George McDonald still salvaged themselves a nice class here. Granted, they lost a ton of quality recruits due to attrition with staff turnover, but what they gained over the past month may eventually outweigh that. Top Recruit: Corey Cooper, WR (NR, Grade: 78)
When I discovered a deaf woman in Germany, Julia Probst, who reads the lips of soccer players and coaches during matches and tweets what they're saying, I thought it'd be fun to bring that same second-screen experience to Twitter for SU basketball. And when it comes to 140 characters, there's no greater character to follow than Boeheim.
He texted Sonneborn and his mother while still on campus and told them he wanted to commit. Partly because of Syracuse, partly because of McDonald. "He’s like a father figure but he’s our age," Batten said. "He’s just a great guy. He keeps it real. He tells you how it’s going to go down, and he’s not going to lie."
I do not have time to get into a long email right now but I have heard that the SU hoops program may be getting the "near death penalty" by the end of this week. Included in this is Boeheim gone, Hopkins gone, 2 years no tourney. Is this possible?
Post-Standard basketball writer Mike Waters talked with New York Daily News writer Roger Rubin about Sunday's men's basketball game between Syracuse University and St. John's.
Andy Reid's first draft pick as Eagles coach was to draft a quarterback out of Syracuse. He would go on to make 6 Pro Bowls and break most franchise records... Might Chip Kelly do the same?
Former Syracuse football player Jameel McClain, whose Baltimore Ravens just won the Super Bowl, will be featured in a documentary tonight on the USA Network called 'NFL Characters Unite."
When Syracuse held off Georgetown for a 77-74 victory at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 8, 1997, Todd Burgan scored 29 points for Syracuse, while Victor Page poured in 26 points for Georgetown. But the most memorable moments in that game were supplied by Donovan McNabb, the player best-known for his exploits on the football field.