The ACC's success in baseball underscores one important element as Syracuse prepares to make its debut in its new college athletics home: In a league that enjoys overwhelming annual success in baseball, Syracuse will become the only ACC program that does not field the sport.
Today, we get to see the patches for the other former Big East member, the Syracuse Orange. Check out the two color schemes the Cuse will be wearing this upcoming year:
Much of Syracuse's success, naturally, has come from Carmelo Anthony, who ranks fourth in the league over the past decade with 72.4 wins. The only college players who have had a bigger impact in winning NBA games than Anthony are Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Much of Rob Moore's recruiting focus falls on New York City, where he's responsible for sections 1 and 9 in the five boroughs and Long Island. So who better to dissect Syracuse's recent struggles in hauling in elite talent from the area?
There’s the little old thing called the ACC Basketball Tournament dangling there with the potential to be played in Madison Square Garden or the new arena over in Brooklyn. Hmm.
Wondering what Roy Williams might think of this perspective? Good news! Williams and Boeheim will both be in New York City on July 1st for an ACC ceremony welcoming new members Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame.
You want Jim Boeheim and Mike Hopkins to be able to hit the recruiting trail and say "Yeah, we got a top-5 pick in last year’s draft, and we can do that for you too."
Death, taxes, the ACC not quite getting it done in the College World Series and Stanford winning the Director's Cup.
HEAT: Delany just kinda floats it up there. Swofford's also tossing junk, but is possibly breaking the radar gun at 35, maybe even 40 miles per hour. Point, #GOACC.
Clemson, SC is a small college town so if you have not already booked a hotel in Clemson for a football weekend, you might be too late. Look for hotels heading up towards Greenville, SC or you could go the route of renting a house or condo on the lake.
MCW, chatting with folks on NBA Draft media day: