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Syracuse and The Fabulous Melo " HoopSpeakU
This season, Melo’s improvements have come in many areas – confidence, footwork, spatial awareness, timing, general oafishness. These have all manifested in changes in three specific statistical categories. He’s cut his foul rate significantly. He’s blocking shots at a prodigious rate. He’s controlling the offensive glass.

Episode 05 ..::.. We’re #1, Deal With It America | Upstate Hoops Podcast
Syracuse is #1 in the latest polls. Why do so many people seem to have a problem with it. We preview the Orange’s big game on Saturday night in the heart of ACC country.

Syracuse Orange Basketball - Bernie Fine Allegations: Evaluating The Accusers Credibility
So here we are. Several weeks into the Bernie Fine allegations, and things are more confusing than when the story first broke. How do we know what's credible and what's not? The not so simple answer is, everything is and is not.

College Football End of Season Analysis: Syracuse Orange
The defense was not nearly as strong as last season. While the offensive output was basically about the same, the secondary played worse than last season and we lost major power at linebacker. Syracuse struggled to stop the run or the pass and only did so due to missed execution or luck from the opponent. The offense didn’t help in a lot of situations, but the defense kept games alive last year. They didn’t do it nearly as often this season.

North Carolina State will test Syracuse on the backboards |
"We just have to rebound," said SU forward Kris Joseph, who leads the Orange at 6.1 rebounds per game. "I think we can do a better job. It’s about effort and will when it comes to rebounding. It’s only about two out of 10 times when the ball just lands in your hands. The rest of the time, you have to go get the ball. So I think we just have to have a sense of urgency on the glass."

MBB | Waiters' complete game leads Orange into first true road game at North Carolina State - Sports - The Daily Orange
"Knowing where the ball's at and knowing where you're at on defense," Waiters said after SU's win over Virginia Tech of his improved defense. "It's so much easier now, learning from last year, I'm more fast, I'm more quick. I'm getting to the spots."

Syracuse basketball cartoon: Number one target |
The Syracuse Orange basketball team, ranked #1 in the country, returns to the court Saturday after a week off. SU will face one of it's toughest non-conference opponents of the season on the road as they travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to face the N.C. State Wolfpack. With the Orange wearing that #1 target on their back they will get everyone's best shot and all eyes will be on them.

College Hoops - Syracuse Orange seem destined for extended stay atop polls - ESPN
Yes, Syracuse has played a really easy schedule -- so what? Teams play easy schedules all the time. Ohio State actually has played a softer slate than the Orange, even allowing for the fact that the Buckeyes just played a road game at Kansas (and lost, although they were without Jared Sullinger). Also, keep in mind that the Syracuse schedule is not entirely within Boeheim's control. Most of it is, but consider that his team's game in the Big East/SEC Challenge against Florida just happened to be a home date this season.

3-point shot: Eyes on another upset of No. 1 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
NC State coach Mark Gottfried is hoping for an Indiana-Assembly Hall like atmosphere to pull off a second consecutive Saturday upset of a No. 1 ranked team. The Hoosiers knocked off Kentucky last week and the Wolfpack host top-ranked Syracuse at the RBC Center this weekend. Gottfried said the crowd will be standing room only for this event.

List of problems with Syracuse University's 2005 report on Bernie Fine allegations |
The report consisted of unsworn statements from Davis; Bernie Fine; his wife, Laurie Fine; an unnamed "member of the Syracuse University athletic department;" and another person Davis said might have been abused by Bernie Fine.

Syracuse Orange Football: Junior Trio to Test NFL Waters; Draft Projections | Bleacher Report
Essentially, unless the 5'10" Graham can have an incredible showing at the combine, this move is a bust for Graham as his game does not translate to the NFL level. The defensive players show more upside, but both could become solid NFL picks with another year of experience.

Syracuse University senior guard Scoop Jardine relies on his family for support , encouragement and keeping his connection with his hometown of Philadelphia. Produced by Ivory Hecker for