"That was a big thing for me, having a guy like him to mentor me and be around him and him being hopefully a top-three round pick," Ward said of Hickey. "Just to be mentored by him and kind of redshirt and sitting back for a year will be big. And then next year they just really want me to step up and be that left tackle. They really want me to come in and be that guy sophomore year."
Of the ACC's top four teams, the Orange has by far the toughest remaining schedule.
On this '3 points video', former Orangeman Matt Roe and I rank our top 3 SU hoops games in Carrier Dome history.
The Orange's 22 straight wins to open the season equals the 22-0 record for the Virginia Cavaliers at the start of the 1980-81 season. North Carolina State won its first 27 games in the 1972-73 season and in 1956-57 the North Carolina Tar Heels set the ACC's all-time record by going 32-0 on the way to the NCAA championship.
Brittney Sykes has led Syracuse to a strong start this season. She's also helped Maggie Morrison adjust to SU after transferring from Vanderbilt.
THE CARRIER DOME, which opened in 1980, is one of the last stadiums with an air supported roof. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner recently formed a task force to look into the possible effects that building a new downtown stadium would have on the city.
ACC All-Access will take an in-depth look at the friendship between Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and Duke head coach Mike Kryzyewski. The two winningest coaches in Division I college basketball recently met for the first time as Atlantic Coast Conference rivals with the Orange outlasting the Blue Devils 91-89 in overtime.
"I think it's the best place it's ever been when you consider what's best for college basketball: a few really strong, dominant teams or a lot of really good teams?" Boeheim said Wednesday. "I think you see that a little bit in the NFL where you go from top to bottom. You've got a lot of balance.
The quiet former Syracuse star agreed to let a television crew profile his journey through the NBA's summer league and now the whole world can get a glimpse at what is like for a star player when "Summer Dreams" premieres on CBS during the heart of March Madness. An official announcement from CBS and Mandalay Sports Media about the March 15 launch was scheduled for Wednesday.
"The visit went very well," Pope John coach Jason Hasson told SNY.tv. "Moustapha said it was the best college basketball game he was ever at. He loved the atmosphere of the game and excitement of the crowd. He was happy that his Mother and his Coach from Senegal got to see the campus and meet the coaching staff as well. Overall, it was a very good visit."