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Syracuse Daily Links - Otto Visits ESPN

Otto, Syracuse's Orange Pays A Visit -
A bunch of new SportsCenter commercials were filmed here Monday and Tuesday (stay tuned). One of our guests was the orange-shaped, orange-colored mascot from Syracuse -- Otto. Otto was all over the campus -- we couldn't slow him down! We thought we'd share a few photos from the day and also tell you a little more about Otto.

Syracuse University Athletics - From Where I Sit: Moving On
The goal is still a Bowl Game. Any bowl game. We’re not picky. We can’t afford to be. Win half of our remaining games and the goal is accomplished. Will it be tough? Absolutely. But it’s certainly not impossible.

We Could've Been a Contender: College Basketball's Costliest Injuries Team -- NCAABB FanHouse
Arinze Onuaku, Syracuse, 2010 - The strapping big man was unable to play for the top-seeded Orange in last year's dance. His interior presence could have made a difference in the four-point Sweet 16 loss to eventual national runner-up Butler.

Syracuse can keep a punter busy   - Sports - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -
From a purely cynical point of view things have worked out pretty well for Long after he chose to go to Syracuse, haven't they? Really, there aren't many punters in the country who have gotten more work over the past four seasons. "Yeah, it's no secret that I've punted a lot,'' Long said. "And game experience never hurts at all.''

"Protect Your Unit" Game - Week 7 Results - Voodoo Five
Casual Hoya's reign at the top of the "Protect Your Unit" Game standings has come to an end after a brutal 0-3 week and a $200 fake money loss. Taking over the top spot is Kevin Meacham of The UConn Blog, who has quietly put together four winning weeks in a row, taking over the lead after a big win on the Cincinnati-Louisville game.

Big East stock report, Week 8 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Syracuse's pass defense: The Orange like to bring pressure, but on Saturday they paid for it by being torched by the Pittsburgh passing game in a 45-14 loss. Syracuse got away with it in the South Florida game because B.J. Daniels couldn't make the right reads. If they continue to put their secondary in difficult positions, they're going to get burned again.

Big East awards race update, Week 8 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Marquis Spruill, LB, Syracuse: True freshman starting linebacker has 29 tackles, including five for loss and two sacks.

McMurphy's Law: When It Comes to Upsets, Florida is the King -- NCAAFB FanHouse
Of the league's 21 non-conference games against ranked opponents, USF (six), Syracuse (five), Cincinnati (four) have played 15 of them. The remaining five league teams have loaded up on cupcakes, facing only a total of six non-conference ranked teams since 2005.

Seven Bulls Named to Midseason All-BIG EAST Teams -—Official Athletics Web Site of the University of South Florida
Mike Holmes, Derrell Smith named to first-team.

College of Law | School condemns satirical blog, investigates student for harassment - The Daily Orange - News
SUCOLitis, a WordPress blog, began publishing online at the beginning of October. A group of second- and third-year law students write on the website with the goal of entertaining those in SU's College of Law, according to the blog. But some officials and students at the law school are calling for the site to be removed and for legal action to be taken against the author.

Cool piece of the challenges that SU Rugby faces...