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Uni Watch: Welcome to the biggest college football preview in stripes, patches and piping history - ESPN
Syracuse seems to roll out a new design just about every season. This year's version features a serious downsizing of the shoulder stripes, along with the addition of a two-tone collar and contrasting sleeve cuffs.

Three Idiots on Sports: Official Idiotic Predictions - Syracuse v. Akron
I see the Zips coming out strong, playing with a lot of emotion and giving SU a real game, for a half. I see the Orange offense struggling to get in sync early and at the half we're tied at 7. In the second half the Orange defense starts really beating up the zips and the offense pounds it down Akron's throat for 3 second half TDs. Lichty ads a FG and Akron scores a late garbage time TD.

Nassib ready for 1st QB start - GreenwichTime
"I feel like I'm a veteran now," said Nassib, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound finance major from West Chester, Pa. "I'm still kind of young, but I've been through a lot, seen a lot, and I took it upon myself to help bring the younger kids along. We are pretty young in some spots."

Orange::44: 2010 Big East Prospectus Part 8: Syracuse
Syracuse begins their 2010 campaign under 2nd year head coach Doug Marrone with one very specific goal; get to a bowl game. Seems simple enough, but for a Syracuse team that has not headed to a bowl since 2004 and has not had a winning season since 2001 that is easier said than done.

HAWKS: Hawks Sign Etan Thomas
The Atlanta Hawks have signed free agent center Etan Thomas, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.

Orange::44: 2010 Big East Prospectus Part 7: West Virginia
Bill Stewart, who seems more like a happy grandfather than a football coach, sits on his third season at the helm of West Virginia. And he has another solid team. QB Jarrett Brown is gone and sophomore Geno Smith is now under center.

Politi: Ten years is long enough to expect Big East title from Greg Schiano, Rutgers |
Nothing will happen to Schiano if Rutgers doesn’t this year. But 10 years is long enough to expect one.

Bud Poloquin raids Rick Pitino's closet for his Syracuse-Akron prediction:

Bud Poliquin: Who’s Gonna Win Saturday?