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Campaign against distracted texting begins Friday - News - The Daily Orange
Though there was some advertising for the campaign earlier this week, it will be in full swing as of Friday, when two of the larger initiatives of the campaign will take place. At the football game, a public service announcement featuring Jim Boeheim, SU head basketball coach, will be aired and 15,000 thumb bands with the word "pause" printed on them will be distributed.

Coleman Heading on Ohio State Visit |
Having visited Kentucky last weekend for Big Blue Madness, 6-foot-10 center DaJuan Coleman is off to Ohio State this coming weekend, according to Albany City Rocks coach Jim Hart. Sometime after the Ohio State visit, Coleman will visit Syracuse, which is considered the hometown favorite.

Poll Thoughts: Welcome to the season - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Syracuse has top-five talent, but can the Orange's backcourt be consistent enough to utilize it?

Payback time: West Virginia visits the Carrier Dome on Friday night to play Syracuse - The Washington Post
"It’s a new coaching staff over there, some different schemes," Shafer said. "The quarterback’s back. He’s a year older, a little bit more mature with his game. I think the biggest thing is trying to do a good job with variety. Change things up. Make it look like you’re going to run one thing, and then come with something else."

WVU latest test for Syracuse secondary - Big East Blog - ESPN
Syracuse has struggled against the pass this season, allowing four teams to go over 300 yards passing. Rutgers was three yards away from 300, so clearly this is an area of concern. Especially when you consider West Virginia has the No. 4 passing offense and has thrown for more than 400 yards in three games this season.

8. Jim Boeheim | The 100 Greatest Coaches in College Basketball History | Bleacher Report
In a 35-year head coaching career spent entirely at Syracuse, Jim Boeheim and his signature 2-3 zone have won 856 games (one ahead of Jim Calhoun for fifth place on the all-time list).

Teel Time: ACC commissioner John Swofford closes door on partial Notre Dame membership -
"We're an all-in, revenue-equal conference," Swofford said here at the Charlotte Ritz-Carlton. "That's very basic to us. That's what works for us. ... I think going forward we will continue to consider equal revenue sharing and full membership or no membership (important) in our conference. I don't see that changing. "

Kenny Haas takes a look at a loaded Syracuse Orange mens basketball team as they prepare to make a run to the Final Four in 2011-12.