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All-Decade Fantasy Tournament: Quarterfinal Voting | IL Blog Central
Vote for Syracuse lacrosse in the All-Decade Fantasy Tournament

YouTube - Wesley Johnson Making Noise At Syracuse
Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson talks about his rising star at Syracuse

2009-10's five most surprising teams - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Perhaps no team has done more with less preseason esteem than the Syracuse Orange.

Andy Katz's Daily Word: Recapping the season's first six weeks - ESPN
The Orange had the offseason hype of adding Iowa State transfer Wesley Johnson, but the loss of Jonny Flynn was supposed to be a disruptive force. That wasn't the case at all. Brandon Triche and Scoop Jardine have handled the point guard role quite well. The bigs of Arinze Onuaku and Rick Jackson have been a force at times. The Orange went from a marginal top-25 team to a Big East title tri-favorite and national title contender. Picking Syracuse to win it all doesn't sound nearly as strange as it did a couple of months ago.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
As The Fizz reported back in July, an Upstate vs. Downstate All-Star Football game was in the works after the cancellation of the annual NY vs. NJ Governor's Bowl. Now we know, with the blessing of Syracuse's head man, the All-Star game is a go.

Cruz: Marrone trying to get Syracuse football program better fast | Orange Football Blog -
"He’s recruiting older guys," Cruz told The Tribune-Democrat. "Coach Marrone is trying to get the program better fast. That’s the only explanation for getting two seniors."

Jimmy Dean would sing: 'Wide at the shoulder, narrow at the hip. That's Rick. Big, bad Rick.' | Bud Poliquin -
"I am Trash Man," Rick announced earlier this week at the Carrier Dome. "And I love it."

Men's Basketball Game on Dec. 29 vs. Syracuse - SOLD OUT -
Seton Hall Athletics has announced that the men's basketball BIG EAST contest vs. Syracuse on Tuesday, December 29 at Prudential Center is officially sold out. Dedicated Solely To Former College Athletes
Last spring The Big Lead named Devendorf the most hated player in the NCAA Tournament. His response? "I know everybody thinks I’m an a**hole" – with a smile on his face.

Charlie Weis, NFL Network among top 10 flops of 2000s - 2000s: The Decade in Sports -
The "flop" technique drew national ire first with Shane Battier in the early part of the decade, then J.J. Redick came along with his "offensive flop," in which he kicks his legs out on a jump shot. But even Redick had to make way for the master, Greg Paulus (pictured).

Syracuse to be on ESPN Classic twice next week - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
ESPN Classic is going to be airing the best games of the decade coming up starting on December 26 and running until January 2.

A Syracuse Year-End Music List | NewsHouse
Music probably isn't the first thing you think of when you hear Syracuse (it's probably not even one of the top five things you think of) That said, there's more going on than you'd imagine if you haven't paying attention in 2009. Presenting perhaps the first ever year-end music list specific to the 315...

Kenny Haas of Kenny's 2 Pennies recaps a couple of Syracuse wins over St. Bonaventure and Oakland and previews the Big East opener vs. Seton Hall on December 29th.

K2P - The Orange Hoops 12/24/09 Show from on Vimeo.