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Fantastic 4: Despite losing Harris, incoming recruiting class determined to live up to high ranking - Sports
With letters of intent from Waiters, forward C.J. Fair and centers Fab Melo and Baye Moussa Keita, the new class is embracing its role as one of the nation's best and looks to prove the pundits right, despite losing out on the highly touted Harris.

Three-point stance: Extension soon for Harbaugh? - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Marrone, who grew up in the Bronx, has been spending a lot of time in the metropolitan New York area. He thinks the future of the Orange depends on its ability to reconnect the recruiting ties that existed a generation ago. "We’re going to sign eight kids from Manhattan and Long Island this year," Marrone said.

Syracuse Orange season recap - Big East Blog - ESPN
The 4-8 record represented a one-game improvement over the final year of the Greg Robinson era (or as Syracuse fans call it, the G-Rob error), and Marrone left little doubt that he's taking the program in a new, hopefully much better, direction.

Billy Donovan has had few setbacks en route to his throne, but SU has been one of them | Bud Poliquin -
"I did not like playing," Donovan announced, "in the Carrier Dome."

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
"It's all about relationships." That's how Syracuse assistant basketball coach Rob Murphy describes the world of college basketball recruiting.

Year of the Orange: Why this year’s team could be better than Melo’s |
Usually, it’s best to be realistic and not get caught up in the hype. The only problem with that? This year’s team may be even better than the hype. This year’s team may be even better than Melo’s Championship team.

Madison Square Garden's greatest college basketball moments: City College in 1950 and Syracuse's 6-overtime game | Sports News -
Six Overtimes among the best moments in MSG history.

Georgetown President Plans to Kill You " Hoya Suxa
Current Georgetown president Jack DeGioia is part and parcel of a conspiracy that plans on blowing your American flag-loving face off with tanks and bibles.

Former high school rivals Brandon Reese, Kenny Boynton take different paths - Sports -
Highly recruited Kenny Boynton Jr. and former walk-on Brandon Reese meet for the first time since high school when undefeated Florida and Syracuse clash Thursday.

Mike's Mailbag: Why does Boeheim use such a short rotation? | Orange Basketball Blog -
I’ve been covering Jim Boeheim’s teams for 22 years, and I still remember the first time I asked about giving a reserve player (I forget who it was) more playing time. He replied, "Why would I want to take Billy Owens out of the game?"

How Good Are The Syracuse Orange? | Bleacher Report
It took just two games in Madison Square Garden for coaches, experts, and the entire country to realize how talented this team really was.

A busload of fans from Niagara Falls head to Toronto to watch Johnny Flynn play in the NBA.