The Orange face Bishops University (Aug. 21) and McGill University (Aug. 22) in Montreal. Those games take place in McGill's arena. SU then travels to Ottawa to take on Carleton University (Aug. 23) at Scotiabank Place and Ottawa University (Aug. 24) in Montpetit Hall. Tickets are available for all games.
Pittsburgh and Boston College should draw nice crowds due to the ongoing and renewal of rivalries between those schools and the Orange. And Wake Forest, the next home game after Clemson, could draw a nice crowd if SU pulls another upset at home, just as it has done in each of the last two seasons (Louisville in 2012, West Virginia in 2011).
"There are people who really like him,'' Neff said. "If he wants to play here, and he does want to, it's got to be the right situation. We'll see what's available for him.''
"I think right now Coach Perles understands -- because we went through the spring -- that we have guys that are specifically different parts of the line," MacPherson said at the ACC Football Kickoff on Sunday. "Coach Perles now understands that, and we're really trying to develop everyone's second guy."
So how little does the ACC media contingent actually know about Syracuse? We asked fellow reporters from other ACC towns to take an anonymous quiz on next year's team and SU's history.
Syracuse's Michael Gbinije and Rakeem Christmas started the game for the All Stars. Gbinije did not score in 15 minutes. (He was 0-for-4 overall and 0-for-2 from 3-point range). Christmas scored three points and grabbed three rebounds in just less than 12 minutes.
"Tyler has finished up his summer school courses,'' Roselle Catholic basketball coach Dave Boff said Thursday. "We're going to submit his transcript to the NCAA.''
That leaves his Syracuse teammate, quarterback Ryan Nassib, as the only Giant left to sign his deal.
It was only one game, but Scoop Jardine reminded NBA teams that he's still playing with his NBA summer league experience.