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Orange::44: Maine - Syracuse Postgame Reactions OR It Was A Win At Least
Brian's recap of the game and video of the Maine banner getting flipped at The Varsity.

Under center and on the court: Big East quarterbacks - Big East - ESPN
It's been said that the Big East is a basketball league. But who knew they were talking about the league's quarterbacks?

The Daily Orange - Hogue's pick sparks reeling SU defense
Man, I've been hearing about it ever since we got into the locker room," a smiling Hogue said with a sigh. "I was just so hyper, so crazy, while I was running the ball. Maybe next time."

Bulls will see new look at Syracuse
The University of South Florida (4-0) might not recognize Syracuse (2-2) when the Bulls travel to New York for Saturday's Big East opener.

Syracuse at .500 as Big East play opens
Syracuse sits on a perch that, for the Orange, is very lofty at this juncture. With a third of the season in the books under new coach Doug Marrone, they have won as many games as they've lost, and that's a very good thing.

Orange Avoids Falling Into Bear Trap | Bleacher Report
After three hard fought games to open the first season of the Doug Marrone era, Syracuse fans looked forward to a nice, easy game with the FCS University of Maine. Unfortunately, nothing comes easy for the Orange.

ABC may pick up Syracuse-West Virginia game for regional telecast | Orange Football Blog -
A Big East Conference spokesman said today that ABC has exercised a "six-day selection" window for the Syracuse game against West Virginia on Oct.10 at the Carrier Dome.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney Reportedly Has Torn Quadriceps - SB Nation
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney said he will undergo an MRI exam on his right quad Monday

Dan Shanoff: Time for BCS To Include BlogPoll in Formula
It is -- in short -- more reflective of reality than any of the "traditional" polls. And it would be one thing to be triumphalist about the BlogPoll results, on their face. But the polls matter.

Who exceeded early expectations and who didn't? - Big East - ESPN
The best-case scenario going into the season probably was that the Orange would win one of its first three against Big Ten opponents. They did that, plus took Minnesota to overtime and stayed competitive at Penn State. Now at .500 going into October for the first time in three years, Syracuse fans can actually dream about a bowl bid.

Pike moving up Heisman chart - Big East - ESPN
If you check out's latest Heisman Watch poll -- which, of course, is not scientific but a good reflection on public opinion -- you'll see that the Cincinnati quarterback is currently fourth in the voting. The senior even got three third-place votes this week.

Binghamton Zoo Doesn't Appreciate The Comparisons To That "Blight" Of A Basketball Team - Binghamton - Deadspin
The Binghamton University basketball program has had its share of image problems thanks to many of the off-field indiscretions of its players, but don't you dare compare those animals to the ones in the actual zoo.

Let's hope Boise is enjoying uncharted poll waters, while they last - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports
The odds are against Boise playing for the national title even if they go 13-0.

Some footage from Doug Marrone's first pitch in Binghamton.  Nice to see Otto paying attention in the press conference. Or sleeping.