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Orange Tip-Off 2011-2012 Season Preview Now Available!

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Yeah, I know, that cover looks awfully-familiar...
Yeah, I know, that cover looks awfully-familiar...

With the season starting this Saturday, make sure you pick up a copy of Orange Tip-Off. You'll get your money's worth and you'll be supporting SU writers, students, bloggers and authors.

Orange Tip-Off, the definitive season preview for the 2011-2012 Syracuse Orange basketball season, is officially available!

Everything Syracuse Orange fans could ever want to know about their basketball team heading into the 2011-2012 season, they can find in Orange Tip-Off. With intricate player profiles, historical articles, deep statistical analysis and interesting anecdotes, you won't find a more concise and fun season preview for your Orange. Before Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph, Brandon Triche, Fab Melo, Rakeem Christmas, C.J. Fair and the rest of the Orange take the floor, pick up Orange Tip-Off to know everything about them.

This year we've eschewed the magazine layout and we're offering the preview via Amazon for Kindle. However, just because you don't have a Kindle doesn't mean you can't enjoy Orange Tip-Off. Kindle has software for use on various devices and platforms, including Microsoft Windows, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X (10.5 or later, intel processor only), Android, webOS, and Windows Phone 7. Amazon also has a "cloud" reader to allow users to read, and purchase, Kindle books from a web browser.

However, if you would prefer a file that was easy to download and print out or if you have some weird predilection against purchasing products from Amazon, I am offering a PDF version of Orange Tip-Off as well. For that, all you need to do is head on over to PayPal via the button below, purchase the preview and I will send you your very own PDF copy. This way, everyone's bases are covered.


So what the heck is in Orange Tip-Off anyway that makes it so damn special? Let me tell you...

Features & Analysis About The 2011-2012 Syracuse Orange

Scoop Jardine: Waiting His Turn - Scoop Jardine could be Syracuse's hero or he could it's goat. Syracuse senior and TNIAAM editor Dan Lyons delves into which one we're more likely to see this season.

The 2-3 Zone & Tempo-Free Statistics - social media editor Jameson Fleming takes a look at the effectiveness of SU’s 2-3 zone when using tempo-free statistics

Fab Melo: On The Brink - With expectations so big, it's no wonder Fab Melo's freshman season (and subsequent off-season) was such a disaster. However, the Brazilian big man might be able to right the ship in his sophomore season. Orange44's Brian Harrison discusses Fab at a crossroad.

Red Returns - Syracuse legend Adrian Autry is back where he belongs...on the SU bench. This time, however, he's behind the scenes as an assistant coach. 900 Irving's Brian Goodman delves into how Red worked his way back to us.

Go 'Behind The Peel' To See What Makes Syracuse Basketball Tick

Oranges In The Apple: In the 2000s, an Apple and an Orange could co-exist. 'How To Fail" author Aaron Goldfarb tells the story of a healthy—and apparent limitless—marriage.

Know Your Big East Arena: Non-Big East fans may mock our conference’s off-campus arenas, half-filled NBA stadia, and laughably named buildings, but no other conference can touch our tipples. Aaron Goldfarb fills you in on what you need to know.

A Fine Job: For everything that Jim Boeheim has ever accomplished at Syracuse, Assistant Head Coach Bernie Fine has been at his side every step of the way. TNIAAM regular Adam "Voteprime" Gerard profiles the fine work that Fine has done.

How The Sausage Is Made: Strength & conditioning coaches. The Director of Basketball Operations. They're the forgotten heroes of the coaching staff. Brian Goodman talks with SU's guys-behind-the-guys about how they keep the players on the floor and in the classroom.

How To Interview Jim Boeheim: If you ever find yourself holding a microphone in front of Jim Boeheim, use Hoya Suxa guru Matt Glaude's lifesaving tips.

Take A Look Back At The History & Tradition Of Syracuse Basketball

Doctor Who? Before Boeheim, There Was Dr. Fred Lewis - If it weren't for Fred Lewis, Dave Bing and some scrawny kid named Jim Boeheim never would have played basketball at SU. Scott Pitoniak, author of Color Him Orange: The Jim Boeheim Story, introduced a new generation to the man who remade Syracuse Basketball.

SU's Forgotten Heroes: There are quite a few jerseys that hang in the Carrier Dome rafters but a few of them are for forgotten stars of the Syracuse hardwood that deserve recognition. TNIAAM's Sean Keeley takes a look back in time to the original stars of Syracuse sports.

Goodbye Big East, Hello ACC - Pretty soon, Syracuse will leave behind 30+ years of Big East history to start a new chapter in the ACC. TNIAAM's Dan Lyons looks back at what was and looks ahead to the benefits of becoming an ACC school.

Looking Ahead: Recruiting In 2012 - You already know about Jerami Grant and DaJuan Coleman. Who else is on Syracuse's radar for 2012 and the years to come? TNIAAM's Dan Lyons breaks down the candidates.

Orange Tip Off also include...

  • In-depth Player Profiles for every member of the 2011-2012 roster from Adam, Brian H., Brian G., Dan, radio host Matt McClusky and Sean.
  • Coaching profiles from head coach Jim Boeheim to graduate assistant Gerry McNamara.
  • A look at the always-interesting, out-of-conference schedule and the grueling Big East schedule that follows.
  • A look back at the 2010-2011 season, the Orange players who return to finish what they started and how they'll accomplish it.

Purchase your copy of Orange Tip-Off from Amazon today. Or if you'd prefer a PDF version, click the button below:


And thank you in advance for supporting the writers mentioned above for making this possible. Originally, this was intended to be a print magazine via a company that would compensate everyone involved. Now, we're going this independently. 100% of the purchase price goes to the people who helped make it happen.  And they're all Cuse folks, so you know it's going to a good cause!