The 6-foot Burke was the national collegiate player of the year. Ford said he was "clearly the better college player." But NBA teams, Ford said, "look for upside." And the 6-foot-6 Carter-Williams, with his "elite size," "elite athleticism" and his ability to see the floor "as well as any point guard in the draft" might just be the first point guard taken next week.
Manley Field House is a name most college basketball fans should recognize. Built in 1962, Manley housed Syracuse basketball until 1980, when the team moved into the Carrier Dome. It is still on Syracuse's campus, where it hosts volleyball and other events, but it is most famous for its service to the Georgetown-Syracuse blood feud.
“Absolute great kid,’’ Perrin said of Carter-Williams, a communications major at Syracuse. “He’s well-spoken ... coming from one of the highest-rated communication schools in America.’’
Few names in this draft can provide the kind of thrill that Michael Carter-Williams can. However, he's also the kind of player who fuels debate. Is he the next great true point guard, capable of making his teammates better on both sides of the ball?
Pat Perles is one of the few assistant coaches who had never previously worked with Scott Shafer. But the Syracuse offensive line coach had an ally in defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough, who played a big hand in bringing Perles to Central New York.
The Curious Case of Ashton Broyld grew stranger on May 23. It was on this day, well after the end of the spring football season, that Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer released a depth chart, and Broyld's name appeared alongside an unfamiliar tag.
3. Syracuse Orange: SU’s offense was largely seen as a pass-first attack in 2012, but its success in the season’s second half was heavily reliant on the running game. The Orange bring back everybody this year, and arguably have one of the deepest backfields in the country.
Syracuse quarterback coach Tim Lester said Tuesday that he made a mistake allocating playing time in the spring game when Charley Loeb was limited to just eight pass attempts, an outcome that appeared to indicate Loeb lagged far behind Terrel Hunt in the battle for SU's starting quarterback job.
There is still an inherent inequity in Division I lacrosse, but it isn't as notable as it once was. The story of Syracuse's rise in 1983 to the top of the mountain is instructive on what it takes to compete at the highest levels of Division I lacrosse:
Syracuse University football shares plenty of history against members of its future conference, the ACC. Here’s a look at the members of the conference and SU’s history with them: SU’s overall record vs. the ACC is 21-27-1 (the one tie was in 1981 to Maryland).
Former Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib talks about golf and new mentor, Eli Manning: