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Deep impact: Coming off bench, Jardine revels in role as dynamic reserve - Sports
Heading into what should - repeat, should - be a healthy Big East breather at DePaul Saturday, head coach Jim Boeheim's backup point guard is playing better than ever. Jardine's numbers didn't glisten on the stat sheet, but his effect on the tempo of the game was immeasurable.,

Orange Unanimous #1 in Preseason Big East Coaches Poll - JustLacrosse Talkback -
Syracuse University has been unanimously selected as the 2010 preseason favorite to win the inaugural season of the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse league.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
Miramar (FL) safety Keondrick Lyn originally committed to Northern Illinois, now he's making a switch and heading to Syracuse. He played in the Nike Miami-Dade/Broward All-Star Game and played a vital role for the Patriots during the 6A state title run.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts - The Harriott Hotel
He's a culture changer - helping kids who excelled in the arts not only paint pictures, but drawing up great plays on the field together too!

Boeheim gets a big head - News 10 Now
The poster boy for the cutouts is Pat Manley, a member of Otto's Army, who says his masterpiece took six hours to produce. Although, he won't take full credit for the big head idea popping into his head.

Syracuse student section cranks up numbers and volume in the Dome | Orange Basketball Blog -
"I’ve never seen so many students here," Boeheim said.

Will success create a big head? Well, so far so good for 'Big Boeheim' | Orange Basketball Blog -
"Part of me wanted to get the students more sort of amped up. A lot of people have been critical of the students’ attendance, especially during football season," Manley said. "I figured if I made a head, something crazy like that, and brought it to the game, that might do it."

Kentucky Basketball Handicapping
Looking purely at the numbers it’s not even close. Syracuse has played much better against a much tougher schedule.

Recruiting Update: Another double-double for Fab melo | Orange Basketball Blog -
A look at how the class of 2010 recruits for the Syracuse University men's basketball team is doing.

Syracuse Basketball Handicapping
Obviously, I’m feeling pretty good about Syracuse right now. I think that they are the best team in the country right now and that’s coming from a guy that is always quick to take a pessimistic stance on his alma mater.

'06 hits and misses from the Big East - Big East Blog - ESPN
Hey, remember Andrey Baskin? Me either.

SB Nation's College Hoops Power 16: Kansas, 'Cuse Jostling For The Top Spot - SB Nation
Just a few first place votes away from giving us a fourth different #1 team in as many weeks, the ‘Cuse continued their winning ways with a convincing victory over Georgetown on Big Monday.

This year's version of the Syracuse Orange reminds fans a lot of Orange teams from previous years. The Orange is playing a stifling zone defense, has a hot shooting three point threat, and has a few players with NBA potential. Still,'s Scott Grodsky reports one area where Syracuse is getting more help than it expected is the role of bench players.

Inside the Big East host John Heffernan is at the Carrier Dome for a day of hoops when the Orange took on USF