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Syracuse University Athletics - Marrone Excited About New Assistants
"I’ve seen an excitement out of Rob, I’ve seen an excitement out of Coach Brumbaugh, excitement out of Coach Wheatley and excitement out of Coach Hackett. It is there and you need that to be a successful coach."

The Black Cloud of the SU Preseason : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
Nolan Weidner and Dave Rahme have done a terrific job covering this preseason, laying out all the news and notes from camp. Unfortunately, those news and notes haven’t been all positive.

What's Scary About Washington? - Nebraska Football
Washington's stadium can get loud - real loud. It helped them to victories over USC, Arizona, and Cal - all bowl teams. They've got a quarterback who is among the favorites to win the Heisman trophy (in a tie for fourth place behind Alabama's Mark Ingram, Ohio State's Terrell Pryor, and Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett). They return an 1,100 rusher in Chris Polk and their top receiver in Jermaine Kearse. More concerning is that signal-caller Jake Locker is a mobile quarterback, the kind that can make big plays out of broken ones.

College Football Conference Previews -
Rob Long is the lone Orange on CBSSport's All Big East Team

While We Are Airing Grievances, How About The Carrier Dome? | Otto's Army
My dream of an open air stadium on South Campus isn’t going to happen, and I can live with that, but the Carrier Dome needs an overhaul. They need to add some warmth in the corridors. They need to improve the subpar concessions, consider replacing the benches with seats, HD video screens and an official Syracuse merchandise store. Club 4-4 is a start but it’s a small step, not a leap.

Have We Seen the Last of First Time National Champions? - Team Speed Kills
The rate of first time college football champions has fallen dramatically.

Carmelo Anthony reportedly will not sign extension with Nuggets, prefers New York as destination
Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, has told close associates that New York is his preferred destination, although the Knicks will face stiff competition from the Bulls, Magic and Jay-Z's Nets. The Knicks are confident that they can sign Anthony outright next summer. According to a team source, Isiah Thomas has assured Garden chairman James Dolan that Anthony told him he intends to sign with the Knicks.

Iroquois Nationals, Team USA indoor lacrosse teams to square off at War Memorial |
The Iroquois Nationals team playing in September's match may share some players with the team that couldn't make it to the July tournament because of a passport controversy, but they are not really the same teams, either, said Ansley Jemison, general manager of the Nationals' field lacrosse squad.

The SU volleyball version of Cribs visits the house of Sarah Hayes, Erin Little, Mindy Stanislovaitis and Hayley Todd.