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Thank God for a Funny Mascot : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
Shots of Stanford and John Elway, Michigan and Desmond Howard, Tebow’s Gators began filling up the screen. And prominently displayed at the bottom-right corner? Otto.

Carter-Williams Enjoying Sizzling Summer |
Many are excited for SU’s talented 2010 including class, whether it’s just to see Fab Melo, the crown jewel, or to see what Dion Waiters, CJ Fair and Baye Moussa Keita will contribute next season. If this summer is any indication, the 2010 class is only the tip of the iceberg for what 2011 has in store.

Scoop's ready to step up : Sports : WSTM NBC3
It's hard to believe but Scoop Jardine still has two full seasons to play for the SU Basketball team.

Former Syracuse basketball stars have some fun: Jonny Flynn interviews Wes Johnson (video) |
While Wes Johnson, first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was being interviewed about his play in the NBA Summer League, another Syracuse alum on the Timberwolves, Jonny Flynn, decided to take over the interview. Johnson even makes a reference to his days doing the "Scoop and Wes Show" near the end of the segment.

Fresh faces: Syracuse - Big East Blog - ESPN
Here's the second part of a series looking at three players from each team who will burst onto the scene in the Big East. It could be an incoming or redshirt freshman, a transfer or just someone stepping into a new role.

Otto the Orange (Syracuse University) | Everyone Loves a Mascot: Ranking the Top 10 Mascots in College Football
Yes, Otto tops the list as College Footballs’ best mascot. Why? Because look at it; who doesn’t love a giant Orange!

The Daily Athenaeum
No. 7 West Virginia was expected to romp over lowly Syracuse in Morgantown. But that didn’t happen. The Mountaineers were upset by the Orange 36-30. It was the first loss of the season and the first loss at home for WVU since the 2008 season.

Lacrosse Magazine :: A Publication of US Lacrosse : Signed Team USA Swag Now Up for Auction
Autographed Team USA jersey! This authentic #10 jersey has been signed by the entire 2010 U.S. men's national team.

For the Iroquois, the only Native - 07.19.10 - SI Vault
But then, Jacques expected as much. A master stickmaker whose workshop squats behind his mother's house on the Onondaga reservation, just outside Syracuse, N.Y., he selected, steamed, bent and began air-drying a prime batch of hickory poles 28 months ago. Usually a year is long enough to make a good lacrosse stick, but Jacques was taking no chances; he wanted these poles cured to perfection for this mid-June afternoon, when he would sit at his cooper's bench, take a draw-shave in hand and begin shaping the six-foot defensive sticks for the competition to come. "This is for the Iroquois Nationals," the 61-year-old Jacques says. "Nobody else gets one. Every four years I make at least six D-sticks for them." He laughs. "And they usually save them for when they play the Americans."

Watch Michael Carter-Williams score 47 points in BABC's first game at the 2010 NIKE Peach Jam.

Then listen to an interview with MCW: