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Orange::44: Sortin' Through the Rubble
I'm still a little shocked at the outcome and it has nothing to do with Syracuse losing in May. This month has always been Orange for the better part of my lifetime and it is a little odd to see Syracuse watching from the their couches at this point in the tournament. What is truly shocking to me, though, is how the Orange went about its business against Army.

WAER - One reason to be excited for SU Lax next year
One reason to be excited for SU Lax next year - Nick Desper's crazy fast speed

Evaluating the Big Ten expansion candidates: Syracuse - Dave Curtis and Matt Hayes - College Football - Sporting News
Since Daryl Gross took over as Syracuse's athletic director in 2004, he has placed a high priority on identifying the Orange as New York's team. From Syracuse taxi toppers in Manhattan to the small NY logo on football helmets, Gross' brand extension has tried to take the program from upstate phenomenon to statewide source of pride.

Ranking the BIG EAST QB's for the 2010 Season
8. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse: Last year Nassib completed 53% of his passes as a back up to senior Greg Paulus. He is the QB of the worst team in the Big East. Nassib played in 8 games in 2009 and only threw for 422 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Post-spring position rankings: WR - Big East Blog - ESPN
Perhaps I'm not giving the Orange enough due, but I just haven't been overly impressed with their receivers outside of Mike Williams for the past few years. Guys like Marcus Sales, Alec Lemon and Van Chew have improved, and Hofstra transfer Aaron Weaver could help this year. But this is a case of needing to see it before I believe it.

Three Idiots on Sports: Star Search: Orange Football Edition
A quick scan of the Cuse's post-spring game depth chart has us excited. The roster does not appear to be has depleted as reported. In fact, this year's group seems to have a little "star power."

War of attrition depletes Big East as stars leave early | Providence College | | The Providence Journal
With the notable exception of Jim Boeheim and John Thompson III, there weren’t any coaches in the Big East who shed many tears when the NBA’s early-entry list was finalized last week.

Gibbs helps Syracuse claim first NCAA bid :: Sports :: Post-Tribune
Syracuse is celebrating its first Big East softball tournament championship today thanks to some timely hitting from Hallie Gibbs.

Big Ten and Rutgers -- Why a New Jersey Addition Makes Sense for the Big Ten -
This actually isn't the first time that Rutgers-to-the-Big Ten has come up. A person with close ties to the university said Rutgers first approached the conference about membership possibilities in 2008 during Robert Mulcahy's final year as athletic director.

A documentary about Teddy Wade: A student at Syracuse University who is also a soldier in the army, a photographer, a DJ, and a family man.