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Best Case/Worst Case: Syracuse - Big East Blog - ESPN
The Carrier Dome is sold out and louder than it's been in years for the season finale against Boston College. Carter runs for 200 yards, Ryan Nassib passes for 300 and the Orange win by the appropriate score of 44-0. An 8-4 record results in a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl. The Empire State Building is lighted orange for the occasion. Top New York and New Jersey recruits fill the Yankee Stadium stands. The Big Ten opens its arms to the Orange following the season.

Orange prepare to conquer the unknown - Big East Blog - ESPN
"It's a blow to the football team not having [Averin Collier]," Marrone said. "He showed he was a playmaker last year, and we were really counting on him."

Rosner helps Orange get line on success - The Buffalo News
"I feel really comfortable with him as a head coach," Rosner said. "He always says he's a head coach. But when he comes to the O-line room, he's an O-line coach. It's like Jekyll and Hyde. But I think it just says that he knows how important the O-line is to a team's success. He's been there before."

Syracuse University Athletics - Season-Opener at Akron is Six Days Away
Syracuse is 76-40-4 all-time in season openers, including a record of 65-17-4 at home in those openers and 10-22 on the road

Big East fearless predictions for 2010 - Big East Blog - ESPN
7. Syracuse will challenge for a bowl bid: The Orange haven't made the postseason since going 6-6 in 2004. They'll have a chance this year. They should be no worse than 3-1 to start the year, with Akron, Maine and Colgate on the schedule. If Syracuse can find just two wins elsewhere, it will go into the regular season finale at home against Boston College for a chance to break even.

The Brewery | Why the Huskies will finish 8-4 | Seattle Times Newspaper
1. The Huskies will win all the games they should (4-0). That's a dangerous expectation for a team playing so many underclassmen, but Syracuse, Arizona State, UCLA and Washington State don't have the offenses to exploit the Huskies' defensive holes. And if Jake Locker stays healthy, Washington will score enough points to beat those foes.

Is Connecticut About to Lose Scholarships? - Casual Hoya
Hoya prospect Angelo Chol was thought to be considering Georgetown, Louisville, UConn, Arizona, North Carolina and others but recently tweeted that UConn was off his list because they lost all their scholarships.

The Big East is worth keeping… | Big East Excess
First, we can probably all agree that the Big East should simply drop DePaul, Providence, St. John’s, and Marquette; pick up a new football school or two (UCF and Memphis wouldn’t totally offend me, though I personally think that Maryland and Boston College would/should rather be in the Big East than the ACC), and just move on. Since it doesn’t appear that will happen, the following argument is simply that the status quo is better than any of the alternatives.

Press Q and A with SU Football Coach Marrone