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John Thompson - yes, that John Thompson - is named Citizen of the Year in Syracuse - yes, Syracuse |
"I’m just proud I can call John Thompson my friend," Boeheim said.

Fitzpatrick makes closing argument, then gets elbowed by Boeheim and Thompson |
"I am on the dais with a man, a basketball coach, who I have to admit, I have denigrated for many years," Fitzpatrick said to laughter. "I have said vile things about him. I have cursed and cussed him. I have screamed obscenities that I could not even begin to repeat in this House of God. I’ve said that his only national championship was despite him. And that his players were that good that won it without him. So now, my chance – Coach Boeheim - to apologize."

Yahoo Sports: Ranking - Rivals150 for the class of 2011
Micharl Carter-Willims rated No. 16, Trevor Cooney No 142.

Cooney Watch: Brazil |
Cooney’s line from the final wasn’t very encouraging at first glance, but you have to keep in mind that some of his teammates have a year of development on him, or in the case of Washington’s Abdul Gaddy, two. Still, Cooney put up two very good performances in four games, and the mere fact that Cooney was on the team is a reflection of how highly he’s thought of as a player.

Faceoff: Review & preview: Premature 2011 poll part 4 - The Baltimore Sun’s blog devoted to college and high school lacrosse -
Scoring goals against a defense that includes junior long-stick midfielder and Tewaaraton Award finalist Joel White (6, 4: 78 GBs) could be an unenviable task for Syracuse’s opponents.

Duke Basketball Makes Good Use of a Budget Suitable for Football -- NCAABB FanHouse
Syracuse the No. 8 biggest spender in basketball and 48th in total athletic department revenue.

Christ the King quarterback Terrel Hunt gives Syracuse University a verbal commitment |
Terrel said his mother's fondness for the Orange was a big factor in his decision. "She loved that movie 'The Express,' " he said.

David Kahn Strikes Again: T'Wolves Re-Sign Darko Milicic To Four-Year, $20 Million Deal -
It's an annual running joke that NBA GMs will do anything to overpay big men, even if they put in literally one month of decent NBA play in their careers. Hell, Milicic himself is Exhibit A, having already suckered the Grizzlies into giving him a three-year, $21 million contract in the summer of 2007.

The SU Alumni in the DC area are not messing around when it comes to their BBQ.