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MBB | Jefferson considering all college options; has interest in SU - Sports - The Daily Orange
"I think he's probably the best baseline forward in the country," said Dave Telep, senior basketball recruiting analyst for "And for being such a not very physical guy, he is a tremendous finisher." Those qualities have Syracuse interested in the 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward. And Jefferson is also intrigued by what the Orange has to offer.

Friends' Central's Amile Jefferson considering Syracuse - Sports - Main Line Media News
"Amile's gotten a chance to talk to him about the school (Syracuse) and ask the pertinent questions: What's it like to play there and balance academics with athletics? The important questions," Polykoff said. "So I mean that's helped because he knows somebody that's in the inside that he could talk to."

Memories of post-Katrina New Orleans still stir emotions in Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone |
"The one situation is where we came together as a staff after Katrina," he said. "And I don’t think pictures could ever do justice to the devastation that occurred."

Syracuse University Athletics - Orange Hosts 'Cuse Play Day Saturday
Syracuse hosts its ‘Cuse Play Day on Saturday, October 8. Five teams, including Massachusetts, Cortland, Cornell, Canisius, and Albany, will be joining the Orange the annual event. Syracuse will split its roster into two teams for the 19-game tournament.

BC Interruption - For Boston College Eagles Fans
It is starting in 2016 that scheduling holes really start opening up for Boston College. With Syracuse off the non-conference schedule, BC would be left with one slot in 2016, all three in 2017, two in 2018 and 2019, and all three again in 2020 and beyond.

Cater Sentenced, Hard Not to Imagine What Could’ve Been at Syracuse : Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News, Sports Rumors, Podcasts
Imagine, though, what that unit would look like with the inclusion of Cater. It would’ve been one of the most talented and deep linebacking collections in the Big East.

Wooden Watch and Jardine’s Climb On SU’s Assist List " 900 Irving
I tweeted this yesterday, and I remember stumbling across it even earlier, but it continues to fascinate me that with 211 assists this season, Scoop would catapult himself into fourth place on Syracuse’s all-time dishes list. For those of you wondering, Jardine totaled 205 assists his junior year, so 211 assists in 2010-11, or about five per game, is by no means unreachable.

NBA player Etan Thomas goes inside the minds of league executives over lockout - ESPN
The fans will always side with us no matter what the facts are. They don't see us as greedy; they see the players as greedy. They don't see us as being unreasonable; they see the players as being unreasonable. Their anger will turn directly toward the players once they no longer have basketball in their living rooms.

Well, this was inevitable: UConn should fire Pasqualoni sooner rather than later - The UConn Blog
Give him the full season to see if he can figure it out. But if Coach P can't provide some reason for optimism moving forward, it's better to cut the chord now rather than later.

Nonconference schedule analysis: Big East - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
The Orange were fortunate that the SEC/Big East Challenge slated the Gators to come to the Carrier Dome. That alone helps bump up the strength of schedule for a team that should challenge for the Big East and national title. The true road game at rebuilding NC State will still be a tough go by mid-December. Marshall is a serious threat to challenge for second place in C-USA. The unknown here is the NIT Season Tip-Off. Syracuse will get to New York, but who will the Orange play? Will the Orange get George Mason or Virginia Tech? Will it be Oklahoma State in the final? Can Stanford escape Colorado State or SMU? The strength of the NIT semis is still to be determined.

The Syracuse University marching band playing in Varsity after the SU football team defeated Toledo