"It’s probably been a big benefit for us," Boeheim said on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. "Christmas realizes that he can play longer, and that in playing longer, he’s realized that he can play better. I think it’s been a blessing, a big blessing, in disguise."
For Syracuse University basketball fans eager to see the SU vs. Duke rematch, an away game, on a really big screen, the Landmark Theatre and Palace Theatre in Syracuse are opening their doors on game day, Saturday. Seating is free. While game time is 7 p.m., the theaters plan to start the festivities earlier.
And at this rate, the tough Duke, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida State road games and the Georgia Tech home finale included, who’s not to say the Orange find a half a dozen more ways to win no matter the late-game circumstances.
"If you go through a traumatic experience such as being in the hospital until you're eight years old, you don't really want to remember any of that."
"Bob’s been playing really well, Dom’s been playing well and they both deserve to play," SU head coach John Desko said. "It’s a different situation from maybe a year or two ago when we were trying to figure out who the starter would be.
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SU's top three minutes producers have each experienced a dip in shooting percentage in the last four games.
Sure, the Orange is No. 1. And, OK, it's 25-0. But the guy running the SU show, Jim Boeheim, is concerned about his team's attack. That concern seems well placed.
Brent Axe writes about the experience of watching Syracuse's win over N.C. State come together while at the Darius Rucker concert on Saturday night at the Turning Stone.
Syracuse football recruit K.J. Williams was recently dismissed from his high school basketball team for disciplinary reasons, according to a report in the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times.
Two Orange, left guard Rob Trudo and punter Riley Dixon, are on the All-ACC Academic Football Team, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday morning. Trudo and Dixon were among 67 football student-athletes to be selected from a pool of 122 qualifiers.
We asked fans to tell for us where they were when the game ended, and the results surprised us. We had readers respond from Germany, Japan, France, Mexico and Florida. So we plotted their locations on the map.
And while I'll happily acknowledge that this last month of Syracuse farting luck has also featured some very good and genuinely exciting basketball, the Orange are decidedly not playing better basketball than Florida.
Senior Alyssa Murray moved into a tie for fourth place on the school's all-time goals scored list and led Syracuse to an 18-6 victory against Canisius on Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Carrier Dome. The home opener was played in front a crowd of 1,442 fans, which is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.
This team is talented, but it is not hard to find Syracuse teams that have been talented. None of them got to 25-0. Indeed, it’s not talent alone that gets a team to 25-0.
One SU marketing deal: Crouse Hospital gets "Official Hospital of Syracuse University Athletics" signs at the Dome, even though Upstate provides the first aid.