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It amounted to "only" a 40-minute moment, but it'll last forever for the Le Moyne Dolphins | Bud Poliquin -
The Dolphins hacked at the beanstalk and brought down the Orange giant, 82-79. And though it was only an exhibition affair that will never mean anything in anybody’s record book, the remarkable triumph will be Le Moyne’s to forever embrace.

Tip-Off! CuseOrange Previews This Year’s Hoops Team |
Now that baseball season is finally over and football players are dropping like flies, we look towards an intriguing basketball season.

Ultimate Rankings Countdown: Top 50 - Mid-Major Madness
Syracuse comes in at #42. "Inspect the Orange's roster a little more closely, and it's easy to see the reasons for Boeheim's optimism. Throw in that Syracuse is led by a Hall of Fame coach, and it's not farfetched to think that Boeheim's squad could compete for a Big East title in what's being regarded as a down year for the conference."

Another top ten draft pick - Cuse Country
Clearly attempting to emulate the experience of his boy Jonny Flynn in the NBA Draft this spring, Paul Harris was drafted #8 overall in the NBA Development League draft tonight. Paul becomes the first player ever drafted by the expansion Maine Red Claws.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
The Fizz never wishes any ill will toward current and former Orange. But there is an undoubted pinch of "told ya so" in the stories of Paul Harris and Eric Devendorf.

Orangecast: Football Edition - Previewing Pittsburgh | Orange Football Blog -
Sportswriter Dave Rahme notes that Syracuse University has the best run defense in the Big East, but adds that the Orange will need every ounce of grit to defeat the well-rested Pitt at home, especially with the loss of five key players.

As it turns out, the Orange's Doug Marrone has been, so far, as much seer as he's been coach | Bud Poliquin -
Though disinclined to muck about in self-indulgence, Doug Marrone might confess that he saw much of this upheaval, much of this turmoil, coming.

What Terrible Football Organization Will You Be Protesting This Weekend? - Washington Redskins - Deadspin
Are you a football fan? Then there's a good chance your favorite team sucks. Sorry. But if you really want people to feel your pain, you'll organize some sort of protest of upper management, because that always makes things better.

Penn State interested in Wasonga - ESPN
Junior running back Allan Wasonga from Parkersburg, W.Va has a verbal offer from Syracuse.

What do Mike Williams and Sarah Palin have in common?  They both quit unexpectedly without any clear reason why.