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The decade just ended did us all a nice sporting favor by doing just that -- ending | Bud Poliquin -
Here’s a list of 10 things in no particular order across the preceding 10 years that we’d like to go back and fix, if only we could.

Upon further review, the decade just ended, the Aughts, was dotted with happy times, too | Bud Poliquin -
Here are just 10 random reasons why the preceding 10 years were filled with their share of seashells and balloons.

Syracuse Fan Says Thank You Pitt (And Really Means It) - Looking For Maxine Kirkwood
So thank you Pitt for showing us that toughness, that moxie. The coaching staff took notes. Boeheim looked like he partly enjoyed it because he can use it for motivation (see LeMoyne). Face it, Cuse fans, there are no other teams in the nation that play as tough as Pitt. None. The ones that are close to them will all be in this conference getting the Cuse prepared for a deep tournament run.

Syracuse University Athletics: This blog post has been REDACTED
As I wrote my Pitt blog in my head I started to realize that I was censoring myself to the point where there was almost nothing to talk about. Nothing positive anyways. Everything I wanted to talk about broke at least one of my self-imposed rules. My blog would have looked like a Bush-Cheney memo on torture, with thick, black, permanent marker redactions covering 90% of the page.

Pittsburgh picks apart Orange's zone | Orange Basketball Blog -
Pittsburgh might have entered Saturday’s game against Syracuse as the Big East’s 15th best scoring team at 66.2 points per game. The Panthers might reside in the middle of the league’s pack in both field-goal percentage (.450) and 3-point efficiency (.346). But in the second half against Syracuse, Pitt was a comparative offensive juggernaut.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
Touted recruit Shaq Thomas, Tim Thomas' nephew, is on Syracuse's radar.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
Athletes being pulled over for drunken antics behind the wheel barely makes us flinch anymore (especially after the Donte Stallworth tragedy earlier this year). But Taj's brief fit of idiot-itus leaves even the most loyal Orange fan scratching its head.

Our favorite college basketball memories of the decade - ESPN
Dana O'Neil: Syracuse 127, Connecticut 117. To have the chance to sit courtside and watch two teams go at it with such intensity, playing on whatever remains in the body after even adrenaline has been wrung dry, when nothing monumental is at stake -- no one was getting a trophy at the final buzzer, no one was being ousted from the NCAA tournament -- is one of the reasons I love my job.

Sneak Peek of Nike Syracuse 2010 gear " Lacrosse Playground
Lacrosse Playground has a look at some of the Nike gear for defending National Champion Syracuse.

Former Orange forward Pace to play in New Zealand : Sports : WSTM NBC3
According a release by his agent, former Syracuse University basketball player Josh Pace has agreed to terms with New Zealand's LPG Bay Hawks and is headed back overseas to continue his professional basketball career.