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Bow before the 20-team Big East - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Imagine that league: Syracuse, Georgetown, Villanova, Kansas, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, Kansas State, Missouri ... I'm going to list the entire conference, because you get the idea. It would have been insane. Anthony Davis Has Decision
Anthony Davis, one of the elite players in America, has reached a decision. He's not going to share it with anyone at this time but the 6-foot-9 power forward out of Chicago Perspective Charter is taking his time with the announcement.

With The Davis Recruitment Nearing An End, Syracuse Hopes For Christmas To Come Early | Otto's Army
According to Trevor Cooney’s Twitter account, he was on campus Monday with Rakeem Christmas: "Going on the tour of cuse with @RakeemChristmas I hope he loves it as much as I do". Christmas confirmed he took an unofficial visit with Cooney and according to his Twitter account will head back to SU for his official visit the same weekend Trevor Cooney and Michael Carter-Williams are on campus for their official visits.

Turning point: Three to watch in 2010-2011 | Blog Archive | The Basketball Jones | Blogs |
Playing with the reigning rookie of the year, Tyreke Evans, and now, DeMarcus Cousins, Greene will try to piece things together this season, finally. Will he be able to find his place in the Kings’ offence? Can he commit himself defensively — where he has shown vast improvements since his rookie season — to remain on the floor? With the tools in place, we’ll see when the regular season tips off.

The Danny Parkins Show - Floyd Little - The Score 1260
Soon to be Hall of Famer and SU great Floyd Little talks with Danny about his NFL Hall of Fame induction, his time at SU, and the current state of SU Football.

Freshman Impact: Five Rookies Who Could Help Syracuse Go Bowling | Bleacher Report
Five Orange men made the All-Big East Freshman team last season, more than any other school. This year, a new batch of rookies will have the opportunity to earn playing time and thanks to a lack of depth and some unproven talent occupying a number of different starting spots, 2010’s incoming class could have an even greater impact than the 2009 class. - Top Cats
As far as correct prognostications go, the Big East media is correct with their picks about as often as a person is attacked by a shark. (yes, it is Shark Week on the Discovery channel) Having the opportunity to make correct predictions a total of 40 times in the past 5 seasons (8 teams x 5 years = 40 chances to correctly pick a spot), the media preseason poll has only hit the mark nine times overall. That's a success rate of only 22.5%.

Fourth Time's the Charm for Skip Holtz in Big East -- NCAAFB FanHouse
Less than a year later, Holtz was sought after by another Big East school when Syracuse coach Greg Robinson was fired. However, Syracuse "wasn't the right fit," Jennifer Holtz said. "We adored that administration," Jennifer said. "But it wasn't the right fit. Being a person of faith, I was joyful that he [new Syracuse coach Doug Marrone] had played there and was the right fit."

Hoops Addict " Catching Up With Andy Rautins
This evening I attended a Basketball Canada event and I was able to chat with Andy Rautins about being drafted by the New York Knicks, playing for Mike D’Antoni, what he learned from his play in Las Vegas earlier this summer, his pride in representing Canada at the World Championships and if he’s growing into being a veteran leader with the national team.

Kutztown University Athletics - Kutztown to invade the Carrier Dome and battle Syracuse in men's hoop exhibition
The Kutztown University men’s basketball team will take on NCAA Division I opponent and 2010 Big East regular season champion Syracuse University in an exhibition contest on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at the Carrier Dome beginning at 7 p.m.

Basketball + Social Media: Coaches vs. Cancer Announces NYC Dinner Benefit for September 27, 2010
Greg D’Alba, Executive Vice President and COO for CNN, will serve as Event Chairman and welcome Coach Co-Hosts Jim Boeheim of Syracuse University, Mitch Buonaguro of Siena College, Steve Lavin of St. John’s University, Tom Pecora of Fordham University, Barry Rohrssen of Manhattan College and more as they raise awareness and funds to support the life-saving work of the American Cancer Society.

Former Syracuse fullback Tony Fiammetta faces big challenge with Carolina Panthers |
"I think it's a challenge for anybody coming into a new offense to feel completely comfortable from the start," Fiammetta told the Associated Press. "After a year and a half of being in the NFL, I feel great and I feel like I'm ready to do big things out there."

Ravens Insider: Mattison, Jones involved in camp's first scuffle - Baltimore Ravens news, schedule, analysis and opinion from Mike Preston, Jamison Hensley, Edward Lee and Ken Murray -
Said Jones: "I just had a couple questions. No, that wasn’t intentional. We’re just out here trying to compete and get better. He’s a good guy, and I’m just trying to work. We’re both competing and trying not to beat each other. Things happen."

NCAA academic ratings to be attached to college coaches -
Others show up more poorly, however. Syracuse, under Jim Boeheim, posted a men's basketball APR of 865 last year and has averaged a 912 over four years, lowered in part by defections to the NBA.

Report: Carmelo Anthony Will Not Sign Extension With Nuggets, Become Free Agent In 2011 -
Prepare for the Summer of Carmelo. Indeed, what LeBron was to 2010, Carmelo figures to be to 2011. At least, if a report from HoopsWorld's Alex Kennedy is to be believed. According to Kennedy, sources close to Anthony have indicated that the Nuggets star will eschew signing an extension with Denver in order to become a free agent next summer.

Marrone’s Mistake: Prolonging Paulus | Otto's Army
When Greg Paulus enrolled at Syracuse to play quarterback, it was definitely an interesting story. The local and national media wondered aloud if the Duke point guard could return home and help bring the Syracuse football program back to competitiveness. He didn’t.

No. 9: Ohio State and Syracuse | Top 10 College Football Rivalries Needing a Revival | Bleacher Report
Syracuse and Ohio State played five times between 1979 and 1992, and there was no love lost between these two schools. Why not renew this competition? The Orange are on the way back and the Buckeyes should be able to handle anyone, including eastern invaders.