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Orange has plenty of NCAA Tournament rookies |
The Orange roster features two fifth-year seniors (Andy Rautins and Arinze Onuaku), one fourth-year junior (Wes Johnson), a junior (Rick Jackson), one third-year sophomore (Scoop Jardine) and another sophomore who is already 21 years old (Kris Joseph). But only Rautins and Rick Jackson have played meaningful NCAA Tournament minutes.

Syracuse University Athletics - Boeheim One Of Four Finalists For Naismith Award
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim is among four finalists for the 2010 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting and Podcasts.
Holy Shirt has once again stepped up and asked to adorn Fizz loyals with cool Syracuse t-shirts. Wanna win? Well, let's go.

fear and paranoia - Cuse Country
I’ll be honest with you: when Syracuse is a high seed in the tournament, I get very little joy at watching the amazing upsets that annually bedevil the power teams and delight audiences everywhere.

Daily Orange - Through the fire: Finally healthy, Johnson looks to prove himself in the NCAA Tournament
The next three weeks are probably the junior forward’s college swan song. After all, his name still glistens atop mock drafts everywhere. Johnson’s early ascension to the NBA has been a foregone conclusion. Players with his blend of size and athleticism are rare. So back at full strength for the first time in a month, Johnson is the alpha dog on a Syracuse team gunning for its second championship.

Watertown Daily Times | Scoop is perfect tonic for Orange
How is it that every Scoop Jardine-related piece of news always gets tied in to a food or beverage?

Three Idiots on Sports: Ebay Item of the Week: Express Lighting
If there's a better way to celebrate the life of Syracuse's only Heisman trophy winner than by owning an Ernie Davis switch plate cover, we want to know.

The Big Orange Bloggers: Top 20 Syracuse Themed Names For A Potential Blog
...Recently I started a list of one's I would consider and after I realized I had like 20 of them, I figured I would share them with you and see what you thought.

Hoops Inc.: The color of money is Orange for SU's $17 million basketball business |
The SU men’s basketball program took in $16.8 million in the 2008-09 academic year, according to documents filed with the federal government. The No. 1 seed: Louisville, which handed SU two of its four losses this season, at $25.5 million. North Carolina and Arizona were second and third.

Big East Loses $4 Million Yesterday - CNBC
Each game is worth $222,206 a year, which is paid out in each of the next six years. That makes each game worth $1,333,236. So the failure of the Irish, the Golden Eagles and the Hoyas to get to another game cost a total of $3,999,708 in potential future earnings.

Syracuse May Be First No. 1 Seed Out of NCAA Tourney, Odds Show - BusinessWeek
Chances are at least one of the four top seeds will get bounced during regional play this year and Syracuse is the 7-5 favorite to be the first eliminated, according to Antigua-based online gambling Web site Syracuse is also the third favorite to win the title, behind Kansas and Kentucky, in the competition that ends at Indianapolis on April 5.

Syracuse lacrosse's Matt Tierney is the consistent backbone of the defense |
Matt Tierney is not the quietest member of the Syracuse University men’s lacrosse team, a shocking revelation to anyone who has stuck a recorder in the senior close defender’s face and asked him . . . well, anything.

Daily Orange - SU overpowers Crimson in 1st round of WNIT
Syracuse (23-10, 7-9 Big East) easily dealt with an overmatched Harvard (20-9, 11-3 Ivy League) squad Thursday, beating the Crimson 87-68 in front of 173 people at Manley Field House. SU’s freshmen duo of Alexander and Tyson-Thomas and the Orange’s overall size proved too much for Harvard to handle in the first-round NIT matchup. The win gave Syracuse 23 this year, marking the highest single-season total in program history.