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Syracuse Daily Links - Nick Robinson Officially Commits

Baldwinsville lineman Nick Robinson commits to playing football for Syracuse University |
Robinson, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound two-way tackle, picked SU over offers from Conference USA member Tulane and Mid-American Conference schools Buffalo and Western Michigan.

Scoop Jardine may have had his troubles with Villanova, but after the final horn he was all class |
Believe me, there have been other Orange athletes -- "leaders," even -- who have shown less backbone than Jardine did on Saturday. In other words, there have been other Orange athletes -- "leaders," even -- who’ve looked for the side door following the odd pratfall and have been only too happy to slide through it.

Credit where it is due - Cuse Country
Anyway, as much as it pains me to say it, Villanova deserves all the credit for Saturday’s win. They were by far the better team. They completely controlled the game, forcing SU to do what they wanted. Quite a turn of the tables on the Orange, who are used to dictating to their opponents.

Delone Carter's NFL Draft Stock Rises After East West Shrine Game - SB Nation New York
Former Syracuse University running back Delone Carter won a whole lot more than an offensive MVP award Saturday in the East West Shrine Game. His 11-carry, 54-yard performance in the all-star showcase in front of NFL scouts and general managers likely improved his 2011 NFL Draft stock significantly, and earned him a few million extra dollars.

WBB | Hemingway, Alexander double-doubles lead Orange to win at Marquette - The Daily Orange - Sports
Hemingway and Alexander's dominance on the glass helped the Orange (14-4, 2-3 Big East) end a two-game losing streak with a 69-63 win on the road at Marquette Saturday. Both players logged double-doubles, as SU had a plus-12 rebounding advantage over the Golden Eagles (15-4, 3-3 Big East). It was the team's first road victory of the season in three tries.

Brandon Reddish of Fort Hamilton, Shawn O'Connor of Lincoln win Daily News player/coach honors
Reddish, a Syracuse-bound senior who led Fort Hamilton to the PSAL city championship, was awarded Player of the Year honors, and O'Connor, whose team lost to the Tigers in the title game, was named Coach of the Year.

St. Bernard's Durand is loyal to Titans
The Titans promised Durand they’d bring him back as a member of the practice squad if he didn’t get picked up. A few teams showed interest, but not enough to entice Durand to depart, and he signed with the Titans two days later on Thanksgiving. "I’ve become a better player in Tennessee," he said. "I didn’t see any reason to leave."

Rutgers' football opener set for Sept. 1, at home against UNC Central |
Rutgers will open its 2011 football season against a MEAC school for the second straight year when North Carolina Central visits Rutgers Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Thursday, Sept. 1, the school announced today. There is currently no TV for the game.

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