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Orange44 is cornucopia of delight today.  Brian's got Big East previews up for Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh today.   Plus, he's going On The Block.  Is there anything he can't do?

Orange::44: The Orange::44 Legislation Project: Part 3
This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on trying to codify fan behavior for the betterment of all college athletics and their fans as determined by my best judgment.

What To Expect From The Zips | Otto's Army
After shutting down Akron 28-14 in the Carrier Dome last season, Syracuse takes on the Zips in somewhat of a tiebreaker Saturday. This is not the same Akron team. Here’s what to look out for at InfoCision Stadium.

The Facts Behind the Time-Warner Fiasco : Orange Fizz – Syracuse Recruiting, Sports Rumors, Podcasts, Student Life
ESPN is trying to do monetize their website like they’ve done with their regular channels. Their primary channel adds about $4.00 per month to your cable bill, which you’re probably fine with. But are you willing to pay the additional fee for a channel that can only become less appetizing (in the eyes of SU fans) after it broadcasts Syracuse-Akron?

Three Idiots on Sports: Jones and Marinovich Hold the Keys to the SU D
While most fans are rightly concerned about the secondary, which definitely struggled last year, it's not an area I'm overly concerned with. The real key to whether this defense can make the leap from what was ultimately a middle of the road unit to an elite one lies in the hands of defensive ends Chandler Jones and Mikhail 'no more hookah' Marinovich.

Big East preview: Coaches talking parity | syracuse.com
"I was here when this league first started as a graduate assistant at Rutgers," Jones said. "I have followed the league for two decades from the outside, and I think there is more parity here this season than ever. I really do." - THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING RIGHT NOW!

Some SU fans will be on sidelines for ESPN3's broadcast of Orange opener | syracuse.com
Time Warner customers have two options if they want to see the contest. They can try to make a friend on the SU campus — ESPN3 has a deal that makes it available via computers connected to on-campus educational networks. Or, they can watch the game with someone who has Verizon access.

Two former Syracuse University football assistants now helping Akron try to rebuild | syracuse.com
"Probably the attitude and approach to the game," he said. "No question about it. When these guys walked around campus all they’ve heard is how lousy the football program is, how everybody beats them. They hear it on TV, on the radio, and they start believing it. You start doubting yourself."

Syracuse basketball links: Andy Rautins probably out for rest of FIBA world championships | syracuse.com
Andy Rautins, who aggravated a sore knee in Canada's second game at the FIBA world basketball championships, is probably done for the tournament, the Toronto Sun reports.

Rice commits to play for Syracuse lax
Skaneateles’ all-league attackman confirmed Monday that he will enroll at Syracuse University in the fall of 2011 where he will bring his sniper-like shot to the Orange’s lacrosse team. "I never really thought I could play at Syracuse," Rice said. "But I had a good Under Armor All-American Tournament and a good Empire (State Games) so I guess I wasn’t too surprised when we started talking but, I was really really excited when they finally made an offer."

Introducing the "Protect Your Unit" Game - Voodoo Five
So when I decided to round up some of the Big East bloggertariat and start a picks contest during the college football season, there was only one choice for a name. This is the "Protect Your Unit" Game. Throughout the college football season, the players in this game will put their handicapping skills to the test and see who can best protect their unit over the long haul.

SUNSNARE06 is pumped for Syracuse football and #BeatAkron: