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Whither Matt Gorman?? (Pro Update 1-7-11) - Cuse Country
Sad but true. Matt "Matty-boy" Gorman is no longer playing professional basketball, at least not at the moment. He was not re-signed by the Sheffield Sharks for 2010-11, and there is no record of him playing for, or even signing with, another team. Yet.

'11 Predictions: Big East | AthlonSports
That leaves the improving Syracuse Orange as a big wild card. Ryan Nassib showed the ability to manage the game and will need to take the next step in his development if the Cuse expects to compete for a conference title. Antwon Bailey should be able to fill the void left by Delone Carter. So replacing a couple of starters along the offensive line will be the only issue for what should be a relatively intact offense. The defense is a different story, however, as six seniors started in the Pinstripe Bowl. A reworked defense could be the difference between contending for a BCS bowl and heading to the St. Petersburg Bowl.

Otto's Army : 2010 Football Recap: Most Improved Player
Chew was Syracuse’s best receiver in 2010 and frankly it’s not even close. He caught a pass in every single game and gave stability to an inexperienced wide receiving corps. He and Marcus Sales will give the Orange a nice one-two punch in 2011.

Syracuse University lacrosse team officially adds Johns Hopkins transfer to a crowded mix |
Desko said it is unclear where or how quickly Palasek will fit in at SU. He said the player will be coming in at midyear with no knowledge of the offense or defense and the first scrimmage scheduled only a few weeks after camp begins in a week. Palasek will be one of 54 players on the field when camp opens. It appears that a redshirt is a definite possibility.

ESPN Luck's decision impacts entire top 10
Syracuse RB Delone Carter -- Carter turned in an excellent performance against Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and his film reveals a lot of upside. He is a powerful between-the-tackles runner who stays behind his pads and has a low center of gravity. He could show better vision and patience at times but Carter has the lateral mobility to exploit cutback lanes and bounce runs outside. He doesn't appear to have great top-end speed so it's important that he run well for scouts, but he appears quick enough to turn the corner in the NFL. One of the biggest concerns I had about Carter was his ability to contribute on third down because of his lack of production as a receiver, but I feel far better about his potential in this area after watching more film. He's shown the ability to snatch passes out of the air and is a willing pass blocker who generally gets into sound position. - Gause eager to sign with Rutgers
Rutgers commit Quentin Gause ended his recruitment before this past summer, but he appears to still being victimized by internet rumors regarding his interest in Syracuse. Earlier today, Gause learned about those falsehoods just after his school day had ended.

Syracuse University Athletics - See "2 22s For $44"
The National Lacrosse League's (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks are offering a chance to see some of the top players in Syracuse history at Blue Cross Arena this season as part of its $44 "Orange" Lacrosse Pack". The package allows fans to see "2 22s for $44."

Youth movement underway on bj-league sidelines | The Japan Times Online
Ryan Blackwell, who celebrated his 34th birthday in December, has guided the Osaka Evessa to a Western Conference-leading 17-5 record. Only the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix (20-2) have more wins.

Winthrop rides zone defense to upset of Wiscasset | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME
Winthrop High School coach Rollie Pelkey owes Syracuse University coach Jim Boeheim a thank-you note. Pelkey's Ramblers unveiled a 2-3 zone against previously unbeaten Wiscasset on Wednesday night and played it as well as they could have the first time out. It resulted in a 49-33 win that pushed Winthrop to 5-2 in Mountain Valley Conference play.

Blogging Around The Big East: Red Storm Launch New Blog - SB Nation New York
It's a very slow sports day at SB Nation New York, especially if you cover the Big East Conference where no local men's college hoops games a scheduled to play. So, instead of sitting down and typing out a reaction piece on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights bad showing against the Marquette Golden Eagles on Wednesday night. I took a gander at what the bloggers of SB Nation's Big East Conference programs were writing. I found some good stuff.

Hamilton's Michael Carter Williams checks in - Hamilton, MA - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle
"The season is going well," Carter-Williams said. "We are playing well. We are rolling right now. Our defense is very good. We don't give up a lot of points."

The Cuse Connection: Who is Mark Meadors?
Last night watching the Seton Hall-Louisville game (the Pirates got embarrassed), ESPNU showed a graphic about how many coaches in Division 1 basketball were assistants under Rick Pitino. This got me to thinking about Jim Boeheim's staff over the years. I knew that Rick Pitino was an assistant under Jimmy B. When Coach Boeheim hired Pitino in 1976 he was the first assistant he brought in to help lead the Orangemen.

Carolyn's reaction to getting into Syracuse University is pretty much exactly the same as mine.