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Syracuse Daily Links - Iona Cometh

Syracuse Iona Preview | The Juice Online
After losing his first three games at Iona, the Gaels have reeled off seven straight victories, including their most recent 87-66 trouncing of Fordam on Dec. 11. They will head into the Carrier Dome on Saturday for their first meeting with the Orange (10-0) since 1998.

Big East/SEC Challenge expands, moves - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The two conferences, along with ESPN, announced Thursday a new two-year agreement involving all 12 of the SEC teams and 12 of the 16 Big East teams (in 2011; 12 of 17 in 2012 when TCU joins) to play games on campus the week after Thanksgiving. Matchups and sites will be determined at a later date.

Orange Of The Year - Cuse Country
Instead of making some grand pronouncement, though, I figure it’s better to let you, the loyal readership, weigh in. Here are our nominees...

The Year in Hoya Suxa " Hoya Suxa
Lucky for you, though, I spent countless hours in 2010 writing hilarious yuks and I’ve condensed the best of the bunch below. It’s kind of a "best of," but with mostly "average-to-below-average" content. So it’s really not "best of"; it’s an "average of," but it’s the best (or most average) of what I can do.

Syracuse University Athletics - Legends of the Pen: Previous Invitations
The cast of characters and proceeds were different a half-century ago, when Syracuse's invitation was to the old Yankee Stadium's first bowl game: As representive of the East in the proposed first Gotham Bowl, a March of Dimes benefit, against a willing Oregon State. The matchup would have pitted the next two seasons' Heisman Trophy winners -- non-pariel running back Ernie Davis for the Orange, single-wing tailback Terry Baker for the Beavers.

Holiday gifts for every BCS-conference basketball team - The Dagger - NCAAB  - Yahoo! Sports
Syracuse: Another year of eligibility for Andy Rautins. How scary would his jump shot make this team?

Syracuse, Rutgers offer scholarship to Rush-Henrietta's Ashton Broyld | | Democrat and Chronicle
"I'm really liking Syracuse and Rutgers," Broyld said. "Wherever I go, if I feel like it's the right place, is where I'll end up." Broyld said that he plans to make official recruiting visits to Syracuse and Rutgers.

Video: Syracuse's key bowl matchups - Big East Blog - ESPN
Brian Bennett looks at Syracuse’s key matchups in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Rochester Knighthawks add Gary Gait to roster | | Democrat and Chronicle
Gait, 43 and entering his 18th pro indoor lacrosse season, ranks second in NLL history in goals (364) and points (1,160) and fourth in assists (526). He was All-Pro 15 straight seasons and in 2006 was one of the five pioneer selections to the NLL Hall of Fame.

Let's watch creepily while Fab tries to work on that calf muscle that's been giving him issues.