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South Florida sees its reflection in Syracuse | The Juice Online
"Syracuse is a lot like we are," Holtz said during his weekly teleconference on Monday. "They’re a couple of plays from sitting here talking about being undefeated."

Syracuse Orange Basketball - Position by Position Preview: Small Forward
The small forward position is a perplexing one this year. Yes there's Kris Joseph, who will be counted on to be the scoring leader of this team and pick up some of the rebounding slack from the departure of Rick Jackson. But what's left behind him?

Top 10 small forwards: Barnes, Buford, Beal top rankings - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
4. Kris Joseph, senior, Syracuse. Joseph became a much better perimeter shooter as a junior, and certainly that was necessary for him to be considered a serious pro prospect and for Syracuse to have a functional offense. To justify his position on this list, though, Joseph's game must grow. He hit 36.6 percent last season on 123 3-point attempts. To become genuinely great, and for the Orange to make a Final Four challenge, his accuracy must exceed 38 percent, which then would justify a greater number of attempts.

Top 10 centers: Sullinger brings power to the post - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
7. Fab Melo, sophomore, Syracuse. During a difficult freshman year, Melo came to be labeled a bust. So silly. A native of Brazil, Melo still is acclimating himself to the American game -- to America. He has too much talent to dismiss it all so casually.

Syracuse Basketball: What Fans Learned From The Preseason - SB Nation New York
Fab Melo Is Progressing. Last year, Melo slowly -- at a snails pace -- developed into a player Boeheim could use. Now, with Rick Jackson gone, everyone was curious how the sophomore center, listed at 7-foot-0, 244-pounds, would progress during the off-season. The answer: pretty well.

Detroit native Rob Murphy says Eastern Michigan men's basketball job a 'perfect fit' |
"I had my reservations and hesitations, but it was such a perfect fit," Murphy said. "I had to put my all into it."

The Backcourt Breakdown " 900 Irving
While it isn’t a carbon copy, the 2005-06 Orange give us some perspective by which we can compare the current team going into the season.

Top 10 preseason college basketball topics | Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/09/2011
"I just want to be remembered," the Neumann-Goretti graduate said. "I want to put my footprints in the Syracuse University program and go down as one of the best point guards that ever played for coach [Jim] Boeheim.

#LockoutLife: Jonny Flynn Wonders About The World Series Of Poker - From Our Editors -
Tuesday night would have seen Kevin Durant and the Thunder battling the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, with an encore of Blake Griffin and the Clippers against D-Rose and the Bulls in Chicago. Instead the only thing on TV was poker, and Jonny Flynn got to thinking.

Poliquin: Former Syracuse assistant football coach Bob Casullo fondly recalls his days with Al Davis |
"People would come up to me all the time," Casullo offered, "and ask, ‘What’s it like working for that weird guy?’ And I’d say, ‘He’s not weird at all.’ What he was, was very demanding. If he was upset, if he was unhappy, it was not a very good day. I promise you that.

Ballin' is a Habit: Twitter memes are awesome: PSU Riot Edition
Unless you've been sleeping under a rock for the past four days, you know what is going on at Penn State. Last night, students rallied together and rioted down Old Main. Not too long after the riots began, a hilarious twitter meme took off. One that, if you have 5-10 minutes to spare, you may enjoy catching up on. After the jump, a list of what other school's would do if they were forced to riot.

Lots of Pulp: Baller's Backups - Dion Waiters
Dion Waiters says he's be in real estate if he didn't play basketball. Here's what his ReMax business card would look like.

The 2011 College Football Playoff: What If BCS Haters Actually Got Their Way? -
Complaining about the lack of a college football playoff has become part of the sport's official timeline and fabric. What happens if playoff proponents actually get their way one day? And is that day sooner than we may think?

USF-Syracuse preview | - St. Petersburg Times
Times sports writers Tom Jones and Greg Auman review USF's four-game losing streak and look ahead to Saturday's game against Syracuse.

Ange Bradley and Martina Loncarica on being the number 3 overall seed and playing Richmond in the 2011 NCAA Tournament