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Three Idiots on Sports: Syracuse - St. Francis Observations
Syracuse spanked St. Francis Sunday, winning 75-51 in the Carrier Dome. The team wasn't nearly as sharp as they were in the huge win over Florida on Thursday, but they still came out and took care of business against an inferior opponent.

Orange::44: St. Francis (NY) - Syracuse Postgame Reactions OR The Terriers Are Terrible
So this is how it's gonna be now? Syracuse can play amazingly against the likes of California, North Carolina, and Florida, and yet totally play down to a team like St. Francis? If so, maybe it's a good thing the Big East is so good. That should keep this team playing at a high level.

As Gerry McNamara is a graduate assistant, he no longer shoots threes. Rather, he counsels. | Bud Poliquin -
He’ll never be just another suit on the bench. Not in this town, he won’t. Not Gerry McNamara, who just might be the most popular player in the history Syracuse University basketball, a history that dates back to January of 1900.

Fifty years later, SU's football glory still shines (oh, and about that iconic Cotton Bowl bid . . .) | Bud Poliquin -
Remarkably, that Syracuse bunch defeated its 11 foes by a total of 340 points, beat three groups in the Top 20 and knocked out Texas before 75,504 in the Cotton Bowl’s de facto national title bout. And it did all of that after having begun the campaign unranked.

Mike's Mailbag: What's Andy Rautins' draft status? | Orange Basketball Blog -
I’ve talked to a few that have seen Syracuse play this season and they say that Rautins definitely has a chance to play in the NBA. One scout compared him to former Notre Dame guard Matt Carroll. That’s a realistic comparison. Rautins could be a second-round pick or an undrafted free agent, but he’ll get a shot.

Allen Griffin back at St. Francis, Syracuse | Orange Basketball Blog -
Now in the second year of his second stint with St. Francis, Griffin will return to the Carrier Dome this afternoon as the Terriers (3-5) play the seventh-ranked and undefeated Syracuse Orange.

Will 'Cuse turn out like '05-06 Gators? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
It’s official: Syracuse is the team that everyone missed on this season.

3-Pointers: Long way to go, but Syracuse looks like a contender - Mike DeCourcy - College Basketball - Sporting News
"If the tournament started right now, they might win the whole thing," Dykes said. "But I'm still a big believer in Kansas. They're going to get better as the year goes along."

A Safe Bet? Carrier Dome displays Turning Stone ads | Orange Basketball Blog -
"We’ve been so cautious about doing everything right in this relationship," Syracuse University athletic director Daryl Gross said. "The folks at Turning Stone are great partners. They’re classy and professional. It’s a big property in this region, and we’re not going to ignore that they’re there."

Rush sign recently acquired Powell to new contract
The Edmonton Rush signed forward Ryan Powell to a contract on Friday. Powell was acquired by Edmonton last month in a three-way trade involving Colorado and Minnesota.

Face-Off Lacrosse Yearbook: 2010 All-Name Team | IL Blog Central
Zeppy O’Geen, Ronjohn Dadd and Brogin VanSkoik among the NCAA lacrosse All-Name Team members.

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