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Basement Bowl No More: Syracuse And Louisville Square Off For Real Bowl Bids - SB Nation New York
This game represents not only a crossroads for both programs but also in the rivalry. It's been a rivalry defined by shared misery for three years now. For both programs, this season has turned into an early chance to end that misery. Who knows, perhaps in a year or two this will be one of the Big East's marquee games. Stranger things have happened.

College Football Buffet, Week 10: TCU vs. Utah, Alabama vs. LSU Are Must-Eats -
A preview of every noteworthy college football game being played this weekend, with care to point out which ones are worth watching, and which aren't, along the way. Plus, TV information! Now, belly up to the table.

What If Boston College Never Left The Big East? As Told By - BC Interruption
The Big East's recent struggles got me thinking. What if BC never left the Big East? For a program that's come oh-so-close but hasn't gotten over the BCS bowl hump, I'm wondering how many BCS bowls the Eagles would have gone to if they had stayed in the conference.

Doug Marrone changing the culture at Syracuse football | | The Courier-Journal
"He's a little old school as far as disciplinary action," senior defensive tackle Andrew Lewis said. "He's really adamant about getting the little things taken care of, whether that be a shaved face throughout the season or shirt and tie when we're traveling."

Syracuse, Villanova, Pittsburgh start at center of league's title conversation
"Those will be the top teams," ESPN and CBS analyst Jay Bilas said. "I think Villanova and Syracuse are going to be the two best [and] Pittsburgh has almost everybody back."

Fizz Investigation: Pinstripe Bowl Quiet on Syracuse : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
PB: The location of the team is definitely a factor especially as it relates to the Big East. If the Big East team can deliver a "built in" fan base that can travel here by car, it would certainly be a benefit to both the team and the bowl. We feel that New York City and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is going to be a premiere host and event for this bowl game and a unique destination during the college bowl season.

Q & A with Malcolm Cater - The Daily Orange - Sports
Me and Marquis are roommates. We just talk about the future and everything. We talk about how he could make better plays and how he could focus up a little more on small details and just how he slow-plays sometimes and could speed it up. Seeing him play, everybody wants to be in that position. But just seeing him and how he works so hard, he makes me work hard. He's a hard-working kid. Next year, it'll be me and him. I'll be middle linebacker, he'll be outside linebacker. It'll be a great duet.

Orange football trio recognized for work in the classroom |
Quarterback Ryan Nassib, fullback Adam Harris and middle linebacker Derrell Smith made the District 1 football team. The All-America team will be announced Nov. 23.

Big East expansion: A look at the contenders, starting with Villanova |
TCU and Central Florida are the strongest candidates and targets. Both desperately want BCS status for their football programs. Houston, East Carolina, Memphis, Marshall and Navy are on the list of "others receiving votes," though a lot of other things probably have to happen for any of those schools to enter the discussion.

Syracuse's Marinovich making own name - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Despite being a two-year starter at defensive end for one of the Big East's best defenses, Syracuse's Mikhail Marinovich operates in relative obscurity. That's pretty amazing given his last name and family history. And that's a major reason why Marinovich came to Syracuse, which is about as far away as you can get from his Southern California home and still play major college football.

The Orange Squeeze " Player Profiles – Starters
Some solid analysis on all of Syracuse's starters this year.

Kenny hits the hardwood and previews the SU basketball team: