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Syracuse Basketball Must Lose (to Snap Out of this Funk) : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
It’s clear, the only way for this team to snap out of this funk (one good half and one bad half, playing down to the competition, putting the burden on Rick Jackson’s shoulders) is to lose. To make this analogy more simple, I present to you the movie John Tucker Must Die. Yes, it’s in fact a chick flick. Yes, I’ve watched it. But I think the analogy is strong (plus the movie’s not actually that bad!).

Dion Waiters shows off jumper against Cornell | syracuse.com
"I feel very comfortable. I work hard – practice, after practice. Me and Coach Hop, G-Mac, just getting shots up every day," Waiters said. "I just got confidence in my jump shot."

SU-Cornell Recap: This, That, and the Other Thing | syracuse.com
Jackson's 13 rebounds per game average currently leads the Big East and is third nationally.

Fab Melo makes some progress against Cornell | syracuse.com
“That was my best (game) so far,’’ Melo said, “but I think it can get much better.’’

All about the Big East: Better than billed - College Basketball - Rivals.com
Kemba Walker is averaging 30 points for undefeated Connecticut, Pittsburgh has wins over Illinois and Texas and, somehow, Cincinnati managed to thump Dayton by three dozen points. And the Big East is supposed to be down in 2010-11? Uh, hardly.

Former Syracuse assistant Jeff Stoutland gets Miami ready for bowl game as interim coach | syracuse.com
Jeff Stoutland, who was an assistant coach at Syracuse University from 1997 to 1999 under Paul Pasqualoni, became the interim head coach of the Miami Hurricanes following the firing of Randy Shannon over the weekend.

College Football Alphabetical, Week 13: So Appalled - SBNation.com
Q is for Quean. A woman of bad character, aka the Big East, who's just throwing it around to any old gent with a wallet who walks in the door. They're in good company--remember the Pac-10's unfortunate attempt to organize a polygamous colony this past summer?--but TCU is a john who will pay the bills well enough, especially given the neighborhood it's coming from in Dallas, a large media market with plenty of eyeballs. Additionally, the Horned Frogs better be able to come right in and win this conference, since UConn, as scrappy/inspiring/underdoggish as they might be, are not the name you want to see slotted for "Automatic Conference BCS Bid."

Checking in on how the Big East is doing on the recruiting trail - ESPN
Expect Syracuse to go all in for linebacker Ishaq Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln). The four-star linebacker is the best player in the state and has family ties to the program. Penn State still appears to have the inside track on the 6-4, 220-pounder but Syracuse is in the top five and will most likely get a visit. Three-star athlete Josh Grady (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) says Syracuse will get an official visit after the season. One thing that might improve the Orange's chances with Grady is that they will allow him to compete at quarterback.

Video: Big East Coach of the Year race - Big East Blog - ESPN
Brian Bennett takes a look at the Coach of the Year race in the Big East.

Catching up with Australia’s NBL :: SportsPageMagazine.com
With Melbourne sitting on a 1-7 record and needing to collect some wins, and fast, if they are to turn their season around, the rumour mill suggests William’s back court running mate, and fellow import, Eric Devendorf may be the next to do.

Dashing through Boise State Broncos, the coaching carousel and season awards - ESPN
COY: Charlie Strong (27), Louisville. Barely edges out Doug Marrone of Syracuse, largely because Strong coaxed the Cardinals to 6-6 while having to play three quarterbacks due to injury and missing leading rusher Bilal Powell and top receiver Doug Beaumont for two games apiece. Strong inherited a program that was picked to finish last in the league, got it to .500 and had a chance to win every game but one.

NCAA Basketball Schedule, Viewing Guide For December: Time For Festive Hoops - SBNation.com
Tuesday, Dec. 7: Jimmy V Classic: Kansas vs. Memphis and Michigan State vs. Syracuse at New York, ESPN (7, 9 p.m. ET) Once again, the Jimmy V will have a Final Four feel, but at the moment, the Jayhawks look the most complete of this quartet, and that's with freshman point guard Josh Selby still serving an NCAA suspension.