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Syracuse Basketball: When Being Wrong Feels So Right - SB Nation New York
Truth is, I should really like watching this squad. Actually, I should like watching them more than I liked watching last year's team because they can't hope for an outstanding game from a Johnson, Jonny Flynn, Donte Greene, Gerry McNamara or Carmelo Anthony to pull out a victory. They need to do it together, like they did on Tuesday.

ESPN's Jay Bilas on Syracuse Hoops and More (Podcast) |
ESPN's Jay Bilas, joined "On the Block" on The Score 1260 in Syracuse to talk about Syracuse's big win over Michigan State and some college hoops.

A Winning Template: Here are five reasons the Syracuse basketball team is off to a 9-0 start |
The Syracuse University basketball team is off to a 9-0 start. Here are five key reasons

New York bowl bid gives Orange extra juice -
No wonder Gross was hopping yesterday from Yankee Stadium to an IMG luncheon -- where Kansas coach Bill Self and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim spoke -- to the National Football Foundation awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria to a donor party to the Garden.

Revitalized Rick Jackson helping Syracuse win over doubters - College Basketball News | FOX Sports on MSN
"He's finally made up his mind he's going to go after it. I've never seen him play this hard," Jardine said of Jackson. "If he plays like this, I don't think anyone can beat us."

So look for teams to go back to zoning Syracuse as the Orange continue to find their way. Boeheim’s group has a real chance to "get there" as he said in the presser last night.

Rony Seikaly, Former N.B.A. Center, Making Name as a Club D.J. -
"I’m not doing this to be a celebrity," Seikaly said. "I’m not doing this to become famous. I’m doing this just to share the love, and to share the music."

Family guy: Basketball roots run deep for Syracuse signee Carter-Williams - The Daily Orange - Sports
His one-of-a-kind parental triumvirate molded and shaped his life into the form it takes today. The form is that of Rhode Island's best basketball prospect. The form is one that reflects aspects of each of his three parents whose genetics and experiences have become interconnected within one of the nation's top high school players.

It's only fitting: Marrone, SU’s paths come full circle with trip to Pinstripe Bowl - The Daily Orange - Sports
"As a former player and graduate of Syracuse University who grew up in the Bronx, it's important for us to lay the foundation of our program in New York," Marrone said. "Does this game help us from that standpoint? Absolutely. Absolutely. But I also think it helps us to enjoy a reward that our players have worked extremely hard for."

Syracuse University Athletics - Park's Place
Mornings at Yankee Stadium, nights at a sold out Madison Square Garden, school colors and theme running through Times Square and the Empire State Building basking in orange don’t just happen. (OK, the latter lighting may have been for the Food Bank of NYC, but whatever.)

Rush The Court " Blog Archive " Behind the Numbers: The Counterintuitive Result of the Syracuse Zone
Syracuse, the paragon of zone defense, has been defending against the three incredibly well. After last night’s game against Michigan State, Syracuse has held opponents to 28.1% shooting from beyond the arc, good for 36th best in the country according to Ken Pomeroy For comparison, they are holding opponents to 46.0% of their two-pointers, which is rather mediocre and ranks as 135th best in the country. Perhaps incredibly and definitely counterintuitively, the famous Syracuse zone defense’s strongest attribute seems to be defending against the three!

A few questions with SU's John Lade - College Crosse
If John Galloway is foundation of the Syracuse Orange defense, then long pole defenseman John Lade is the glue that holds it together. A 2010 USILA All-American, Lade hails from Randolph, New Jersey and is quite possibly one of the best transfers the Orange has seen in recent years.

Project Orange smokestacks to vanish from Syracuse skyline |
Removal of Project Orange will alter the skyline between the Pioneer Homes housing project and Interstate 81, where motorists often noticed huge steam clouds rising from the 200-foot stacks.