Syracuse Daily Links - D-III Roots On SU Coaching Staff

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Syracuse now has three football coaches on staff whose previous gig was as a D-III head coach. Find out what that brings to the team and more in today's daily links.

Assistant coaches Acosta, Adam bring Division-III roots to Syracuse | The Daily Orange

"We just talked about the situation here, and I think it all kind of made sense," Acosta said. "Recruiting New Jersey, spread offense, tight-end background — it’s a good fit and sometimes it’s not about Division III or high school, it’s about the fit."

Syracuse University Athletics - Orange In The Pros

Carter-Williams and the 76ers snapped an NBA record 26-game losing streak on Saturday with a 123-98 thrashing of Detroit. In the win, Carter-Williams scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Two days later, he nearly missed his third triple-double of the season posting 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a close eight point loss at Atlanta.

Syracuse University Athletics - Murray, Treanor Named Midseason All-Americans

Senior Alyssa Murray and sophomore Kayla Treanor have been named to Inside Lacrosse's Midseason All-America First Team. Both were named to the publcations preseason All-America list in December.

George McDonald’s Wide Receivers Developing as a Unit for Syracuse Football : Orange Fizz

According to an interview with Scout.com, McDonald believes the wide receivers are playing at a "higher level," and he couldn’t be more proud with the development of his receivers. That’s good news, given that 2013 was a bleak season for wideouts. Keeping everyone fresh and rotating in all listed as the position is helping the development–again, good news, since they need it.

Five things Syracuse basketball needs to do to compete next season | The Juice Online

Assuming Jerami Grant bolts for the NBA, Trevor Cooney is going to be the centerpiece of the Syracuse Orange offensive attack next season. Behind him, Syracuse has a plethora of unproven young guys, and no-flash role players. Can they succeed? And if so, how?

Syracuse football: Who is starting to emerge on the defensive line midway through spring practice? | syracuse.com

The staff has been pleased with redshirt sophomore Marcus Coleman, who is working with the first-team inside along with senior Eric Crume. But numbers are thin enough that Syracuse has thrown many defensive ends inside to protect against further injury and also to find a few players it can cross-train in the fall. Right now, the three best options appear to be Micah Robinson, Isaiah Johnson and Ron Thompson.

Syracuse University's Etan Thomas: Colleges need to stop exploiting 'student-athletes' (Commentary) | syracuse.com

Now, in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University's football players are, in fact, employees of the university, student-athletes can form a union, and this could change the entire NCAA dynamic as we know it.

Steve Gregory, still an NFL free agent, believes the 'best years of my career' are coming up | syracuse.com

A month from the NFL Draft, Gregory is still available on the free agent market and believes his best playing days are ahead of him following a career season with the Patriots.

How much does Jim Boeheim make? Comparing college basketball coaches' salaries | syracuse.com

Boeheim's 2014 salary is listed as $1,818,661, which ranks him 23rd on the list overall.

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