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NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship May 15-31 on ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN and ESPN3.com | ESPN MediaZone
Rob Simmelkjaer, Jack Emmer & Jamie Munro working Cuse-Army. Sean McDonough and Quint for the Final Four.

Orange::44: Forward Thinking: Cornell-Loyola
Lurking just above Syracuse and Army on the bracket are Loyola and Cornell. Should Syracuse advance to the Quarterfinals, the Orange will see either of the two at Stony Brook. Syracuse has a bit of a feel for the Big Red having played the Ithaca natives three times in just over a year. Loyola, contrastingly, is a bit more of a wild card for the Orange.

Syracuse University Athletics - Honors Pouring In For White
Junior captain Joel White, the reigning BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, was picked to the ThunderBay/Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week on Tuesday, May 11.

Syracuse lacrosse team has valuable insurance policy in senior goalie Alex Cavalieri | syracuse.com
Syracuse lacrosse coach John Desko told me Monday that starting goaltender John Galloway was fine, that a shot the junior star took to his right hand in the first half of Saturday’s 15-7 victory at St. John’s was no big deal.

Does the UVA Tragedy Take the Bite from the Rivalry? : Orange Fizz: Syracuse Orange Sports Blog, Recruiting, Podcasts
The death of Yeardley Love, and subsequent arrest of George Huguely, victory may not be as tasty. Simply put, the lacrosse world is in disarray from this horrific situation.

Lacrosse News
Jeremy Thompson – Scored 23 points (15g, 8a) while being a do-it-all midfielder for the Orange. His 44 ground balls are second on the team, and he has won face-offs at a 58 percent clip. Always a threat to score off the face-off, Thompson is an old-school midfielder who has led Syracuse to 13 wins.

Top 25 (and one): A Spartan post-deadline approach - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com
22. Syracuse: Jim Boeheim loses his two best players (Wesley Johnson and Andy Rautins) but adds two impact recruits (Fab Melo and Dion Waiters) to a core of Kris Joseph, Scoop Jardine, Brandon Triche and Rick Jackson. Thus, the Orange will win a lot of games (though probably not as many as last season).

Pitarresi: Too little respect for Greg Paulus - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch
Does he have the pure physical makeup to be an NFL quarterback? I’m not sure he has a strong enough arm, but he has every other quality you want. He’s a long shot, yes, but good luck to Greg Paulus.

The opening scene from Blowin' Smoke/Freak Talks About Sex, filmed in Syracuse.