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A Look At The Syracuse Orange -
The Orange should be improved. The fan base is optimistic about the future -- something that hasn't been the case at tradition-rich Syracuse for a while. | U of L Beat Writer Blog | The Courier-Journal
The Cuse could realistically find itself 3-1 after the season's first month with wins over Akron, Maine and Colgate and a loss at Washington. For a team that needs to build confidence, that could do wonders later in the season. But I think September will be the highlight of their season as Big East play will again find them near the cellar. 5-7, 2-5.

Syracuse Orange 2010 College Football Predictions - BCS Odds 2011
Odds to Win the Big East Championship +1500 (eight of eight) BCS Odds 2011 (National Championship) +35000 – DaJuan Coleman Says He’s Wide Open
"Syracuse is familiar to him, of course," Hart said. Still, the coach added, "I believe he’s definitely wide open. It’s so early in the process."

Melbourne roster finalised - Basketball - Sport - Melbourne Leader
AMERICAN import TJ Campbell’s name rounds out the Melbourne Tigers 2010-11 National Basketball League roster. Campbell joins fellow American Eric Devendorf in the Tigers’ backcourt.

McKeesport stars bonding over recruitment - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The two have considered committing to the same college — at this point, it's merely a wouldn't-that-be-fun discussion because neither is close to making a decision. They each have more recruiting trips planned. Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Rutgers and Syracuse also have offered scholarships to both.

Pewter Report Introduces Mike Williams Training Camp Diary | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams will be giving Pewter Insider subscribers an exclusive, first-hand account of what Bucs team meetings are like, describe how he’s faring against the team’s cornerbacks, and offer insight into the development of quarterback Josh Freeman and the other receivers.

Key stretch: Rutgers - Big East Blog - ESPN
The Scarlet Knights blew out South Florida last year, and though they lost to the Orange in 2009, they get them at home for a shot at revenge.

Ravens Insider: Rookie reports first to training camp - Mike Preston, Jamison Hensley, Edward Lee, Ken Murray -
"I think I got here around 11," Jones said. "I’m excited to go to work and learn and just do whatever I can to get on the field as fast as possible. … Syracuse isn’t the funnest place in the summer. I went back there to work out with my younger brother and the team. I’m excited to see some new faces."

FizzCast: NCAA Tightens on Recruiting : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
Couzens and D.A. bring you the freshest edition of the FizzCast; this week we’re talking the dirty world of college recruiting in the summer, the new SU football jerseys (thanks Averin!), and we wonder why the SU women’s basketball schedule is getting released like sudoku squares.

I'm not entirely sure what's going on here but I think I would have to agree...Zwinky clearly does not value Syracuse very highly.  Whatever that means.