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Xavier Sports " Coaches vs. Cancer | Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati.Com
Boeheim among those coaches wearing sneakers on Saturday for Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend.

Starting Five: Player of the Year competition is about … the competition - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
The Orange need to play the zone better, and with more confidence. I believe the schedule’s feeding them Pitt and Villanova in consecutive games was the worst possible combination for SU. Pitt is 12-3 in its past 15 games against Syracuse, and Villanova is 8-3. They know how to beat the zone. And when Seton Hall came out and hit its first three long-range shots—with Jeremy Hazell at last looking like Jeremy Hazell before he broke his wrist and was shot by muggers—SU’s belief collapsed.

Losing Focus |
There are a ton of pieces to pick up, but it’s still only January, and there remain several top teams in the Big East against whom Syracuse can punch back. The race is far from over, but the sense of urgency should be growing at the Melo Center.

MBB | Junior achievement: Williams has success at Marquette through recruitment of JUCO athletes - The Daily Orange - Sports
The head coach returned to familiar ground to get that experience. With just eight days separating the spring signing period and the day he was hired, Williams used his JUCO connections to land his first recruit: Jimmy Butler. Butler's best friend and teammate at Tyler Junior College in Texas, Joe Fulce had already committed to Marquette the previous fall. Fulce originally signed with Williams when he was an assistant at Texas A&M. During a year at military school, Fulce committed to New Orleans because Williams took the head job there.

WBB | SU rides strong defense to win over Pittsburgh - The Daily Orange - Sports
In a game in which the Orange (15-4, 3-3 Big East) offense missed 41 shots, it was the defense that carried Syracuse to a 69-60 win over Pittsburgh Wednesday in front of 1,076 inside the Carrier Dome. An inability to put the ball in the basket on one end of the floor was erased by the aggressive 2-3 zone.

Tom Guadagnolo eyes starting role on Syracuse University lacrosse team |
"Ultimately it comes down to matchups probably," defensive coordinator Lelan Rogers said. "What players are playing who. Are they quick, fast, big, strong, small? We have a slew of guys who can certainly step in and play. We have the luxury of being able to mix and match."

John Carrozza, former SU D-Midfielder, will join College Crosse as weekly contributor - College Crosse
As College Crosse continues to grow and the 2011 season draws closer, I wanted to bring a few former players on board to help the site and season launch. I was able to get John Carrozza, a friend and fellow SU grad to join the blog roll.

Big East recruiting scorecard - Big East Blog - ESPN
This looks like the best class, top to bottom, in Doug Marrone's three recruiting seasons. The Orange have 13 players from New York and New Jersey but have also extended their net to other states.

The Syracuse three game losing streak can be blamed on defense | Beyond the Arc
Syracuse does not have the talent on the offensive end to get into a three point shooting contest in Big East play. They need to win with their defense and their rebounding. They need to play a blue collar brand of basketball. They need their style to be going to work in a pick-up truck with a brown bagf lunch, not in an Audi R8 with take out from a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. And on Tuesday, they showed up to the Carrier Dome in a Fiat with some Arby’s.

Should Rutgers restrict Tom Savage's transfer? - On the Banks
In a vacuum, no revenue sport program should deny any transfer request provided (a) all proper procedures and guidelines were followed, and (b) the programs involved are not scheduled to play in the near future. In practice, programs often use criteria that are far more stringent. However, those restrictions only serve to further skew the balance of power in college athletics away from student-athletes and towards powerful institutions, which is regrettable considering how lopsided the equation already is.

The lesson to be learned, courtesy of Connecticut football: Beware those strings attached to donors |
Addazio? Serving as an aide on Pasqualoni’s staff, Steve was the position coach of Robert’s son, Joe, back when Joe was an Orange lineman. And Joe liked Steve. So Robert, who tried to barter a head-coaching deal for Steve at SU soon after Greg Robinson was fired, wanted to help Steve land the Connecticut job. You know, as a kind of reward for Steve's being so good to Joe.

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