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does anyone else still find it hard to root for Donte Greene? - Cuse Country
I can’t decide if I should come around to rooting for him as a representative of Syracuse basketball, or be outraged that he’s turning into a better player in the pros than he ever was for SU.

The Syracuse Football, 91st-Ranked Rushing Attack In '09, Hires Running Backs Coach From 92nd-Ranked Team
Doug Marrone has tabbed a former Rose Bowl MVP to head up the Syracuse running attack.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
The Fizz has news from a legitimate academic institution: it's game day, the Orange is ranked 2nd in the country, and UConn is on the outside looking in. So with that in mind, it's time for us to take off the gloves and have some blog fun.

Big East pre-spring power rankings - Big East Blog - ESPN
It's tough to differentiate between Syracuse and Louisville for the last two spots in these rankings. Both will be at a disadvantage talentwise. It pretty much comes down to the fact that it's Doug Marrone's second year vs. the first year for Charlie Strong. Still, the Orange need a quarterback and some offensive playmakers to avoid the cellar again.

A look at how Pat Manley makes the giant cutouts : Sports : WSTM NBC3
irst, Pat must find a high resolution image of his subject, or take a photo of his own like he did for Kris Joseph's giant head. When he prints out this high-resolution image it usually prints in around 30 standard size sheets of paper turning the project into a jigsaw puzzle of sorts. Manley must cut edges off the papers and match them all up, meaning he's become very familiar with Jim Boeheim's forehead, and make sure they're in the correct spots.

Hackett infuses SU football with energy : Sports : WSTM NBC3
Orange Nation was a bit disappointed when running backs coach Roger Harriott decided to leave the program, but the energy new quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett brings to the table should ease worries.

Three Idiots on Sports: Ebay Item of the Week: The Legend of Carmelo Flynn
Sherm, DC, Pearl, Billy Owens.....sure they all cracked the Top 20 Orangemen of the HumpIdiot Era countdown. But none of them can stand up to the immortal Syracuse legend Carmelo Flynn

OrangeHoops: Balanced Scoring
A combination of factors have brought the Orange to this point. They are playing outstanding defense most every game. My hat off to coach Jim Boeheim for getting this year’s squad to buy into the defensive scheme. The squad doesn’t have the individual talent level as last year’s team, but they have far more guys willing to play defense and willing to play Boeheim’s defense.

Wes flying up mocks | Hoops Blog
No groundbreaking news here. Wes Johnson will be a very, very high pick in June’s NBA Draft.

Mike's Mailbag: Has the Melo Center contributed to SU's fantastic season? | Orange Basketball Blog -
I don’t know if you can draw a direct correlation between the opening of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center last fall and the Orange’s 23-1 record this season. However, the Melo Center has had some positive effects on the team and the program.

Orange silences critics with strong start - CBK News - FOX Sports on MSN
The memo has come down from sports editors everywhere: How did you miss this Syracuse basketball story?

Jonny Flynn talks about his rookie season and Syracuse's success