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Syracuse ready to shed its underachiever reputation - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball -
"The expectations that people have of us are not greater than the expectations we have for ourselves," senior forward Kris Joseph added.

What you need to know about the Syracuse Orange - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball -
Why they'll win it all: Syracuse has all the pieces this season. The Orange have veteran leadership, an influx of youth, versatile forwards, capable shooters and, of course, the 2-3 zone defense. Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph are two of the best players in the country at their respective positions, and both have the experience of being to two Sweet 16s. Jim Boeheim knows how to win in the NCAA tournament, and has a national title under his belt.

Catching Up With Rob Long " It's Raining Orange
"I’m absolutely still working out and kicking. Whether it’s this year or next. Gut feeling at this point is I’m hoping to get with a team this offseason. "

Taylor Ford's decision to play at Syracuse bodes well for Orange - ESPNHS
The emergence of the Syracuse women's basketball program as a factor on the national scene has been long overdue. Hillsman and his staff have been diligent on the recruiting trail in an effort to change that culture. Their work paid off again this week when Taylor Ford of New York, N.Y., a four-star prospect in the class of 2012, chose the Orange.

Marrone says Orange are on the brink - YNN, Your News Now
SU football coach Doug Marrone said on his coach's show Thursday that the Orange "could go either way" when they open the second half of the season next Friday night against West Virginia.

Orange Watch Friday: Familiar Final Four Trip on the Horizon? | The Juice Online
The 2003 national title and 1987 runner-up finish in NCAA championship games, the 1988 Sugar Bowl, the first major bowl game since the 1959 national championship season, all contested in the mammoth structure on Poydras Street just a short walk from the French Quarter. Nowhere else comes close.

The Axepress Lane: Well, hello Syracuse basketball and Crunch hockey; and Week 6 NFL picks! |
Oh, and one request for the team this year (old man alert!). Can we get rid of the dopey t-shirts/rap songs/expressions (shut it down, unfinished business, etc).

Dick Vitale's Preseason Top 40 - ESPN
5. Syracuse: Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim has a good class of newcomers plus he welcomes back Kris Joseph, Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche to a team that should contend in the competitive Big East.

Big East basketball: Georgetown coach, players say brawl in China 'definitely strengthened us' |
"Being a part of that, going through that experience, I do think helped, has helped, expedite the coming-together process of this team because, quite literally, they realized you’ve got to have each other’s back. Literally, figuratively. And they’ve been through that," Thompson said.

Big East basketball: Louisville's Rick Pitino mocks 'corporate greed' of ACC |
"They left Wall Street," he said. "They stopped picketing Wall Street and they stormed the Atlantic Coast Conference for more corporate greed."

So far, West Virginia is living up to preseason predictions in Big East football conference |
Syracuse. The Orange was picked to finish fourth in the eight-team league. While its statistical woes despite a 4-2 record have been well chronicled, it should be noted that the team is ranked no higher than sixth in the eight-team league in total offense, scoring offense, total defense and scoring defense. Using that as the gauge, it has more catching up to do than any of its conference brethren as it prepares for the heart of its conference schedule.

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