"The zone is like the Mariano Rivera cutter," said ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, a former St. John’s head coach. "Mariano will throw the cutter 3-2, two outs in the ninth, and that’s how Jim’s zone is. If man-to-man is a fastball, normal zones are curveballs, Jim’s zone is the Mariano Rivera cutter, nearly impossible to hit.
As tens of thousands of fans descend on Syracuse University for the much anticipated matchup between the Orange and Duke University on the basketball court, Syracuse Athletics will hold the first 'Annual 'Cuse Champions' Auction in the Carmelo Anthony Center, Friday January 31 at 6:30 pm in celebration of SU's first year in the ACC.
Beat the cold. Beat Duke.
"They're comfortable at home," Bdzelik said. "We have a young basketball team. They feed off the energy. We've got great fans here at Wake Forest. Last year, we had the fourth-best attendance in the ACC. We had almost 12,000 people for Notre Dame.
Franklin has been one of the most loyal and proactive members of this year's recruiting, engaging in a friendly recruiting contest with quarterback A.J. Long.
"Both men prefer to Keep Things Simple. Not a lot of tricks or gimmick defenses. Let's get really good at one thing and make it work. Offensively, let's figure out a few key things to work on and master them."
Now, increasingly, the ACC looks like it will come down to the old blood vs. the new. Duke, representing Tobacco Road, vs. Syracuse, arriving like Genghis Khan from the north for a hostile takeover.
"They’re recruiting me as a point guard," he said. "I’ll be watching Tyler Ennis. Just seeing how he plays the game. Even when somebody is pressuring him, he stays poised. he’s always cool under pressure."
Mookie Jones goes one-on-one in a game of S-H-A-R-K.