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Reports of Doug Marrone’s Recruiting Demise Premature | Otto's Army
Jamie Newburg, who covers recruiting for, has taken notice of Marrone’s recruiting achievements. In a July 7 column, he wrote: "A lot of things need to happen for Marrone and his Syracuse staff to succeed, but they are well on their way a year and a half later."

Returning Starters By Team - Offense and Defense | College Football Geek - College Fantasy Football
Take it for what it's worth, Syracuse along with Boise State have more returning defensive starters than anyone else in the nation.

Syracuse University Athletics - Syracuse Earns BIG EAST Conference Academic Excellence Awards
Syracuse had four teams cited with BIG EAST Conference Academic Excellence Awards. The honor recognizes the program with the heighest collective grade-point average in each of the 25 conference sports.

Day Four Las Vegas summer league roundup - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
Johnson didn't dominate the game by any stretch of the imagination. But he also didn't waste possessions, which is a bad habit most summer-league guards and wings have a hard time kicking. When Johnson did get a chance to make a play, it became apparent why the Wolves think he was worthy of a top-five pick. – Doc Rivers Says Son Hasn’t Decided
Syracuse commit Michael Carter-Williams and the Boston Area Basketball Club (BABC) spoiled the party by handing Rivers’ team a 63-51 defeat in front of a charged crowd. Carter-Williams, who dropped 44 points earlier in the day, put up 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to go with 7 turnovers.

Simmons rewards Syracuse's faith in him | | The Journal News
"Syracuse was showing me the most love, giving me most of the attention," Simmons said. "The rest of them were more going through the motions, but Syracuse was very welcoming. They really wanted me."

Wes Johnson signs Timberwolves contract |
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed first-round draft picks Wesley Johnson and Lazar Hayward.

Home-run hitters in the Big East - Big East Blog - ESPN
Averin Collier is Syracuse's biggest home-run hitter now that Delone is a question mark.

Chris Paul's Wedding Toast Causes A Stir: Could He Team Up With Carmelo? -
According to a person who spoke with wedding attendee Amar'e Stoudemire, Paul made the reference during a speech of a potential union of himself, Stoudemire and Anthony, saying, "We'll form our own Big 3," Paul allegedly said.

NCAA announces format for tournament's first-round games -
"I think (the NCAA format) was a hard choice for the committee," Boeheim said. "I think they didn't want to just put the worst eight teams out there, but at least four would have won a game."

Vote for Shannon as Syracuse's American Eagle rep.  Cause she's got access to a greenscreen.