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Comparing football, basketball revenues - Big East Blog - ESPN
Of the eight football-playing members in the Big East, only one -- Louisville -- saw more revenue from basketball than football. The Cardinals brought in $25.8 million in basketball, compared to $15.5 million in football. Syracuse football generated $19.2 million, compared to $18.3 million for its basketball team. They were the only two league schools to make a $10 million or more profit off men's basketball.

Former Syracuse basketball player Ryan Blackwell, now a coach in Japan, recounts the experience of tragic earthquake |
"I played in Sendai for two seasons and made a lot of friends,’’ Blackwell said. "It was unreal to watch ships, houses, and cars being tossed around like that. My former coach and his staff's family are all safe but I think they had damage to their homes and are without power.’’

Running backs are worth the wait | John Keim | Cheers & Jeers | Washington Examiner
Among the potential steals this year, Kiper said, are Kansas State's Daniel Thomas (though he could go in the second round), Syracuse's Delone Carter and Hawaii's Alex Green.

Syracuse University lacrosse players John Galloway, Stephen Keogh honored by Big East |
Galloway made a season-high 13 saves against the Hoyas. He anchored a Syracuse defense that held the Hoyas to eight goals, almost five less than their season average (12.75). The victory was the 48th of his career, eclipsing Jay Pfeifer’s school standard of 47 wins from 2002-05.

Syracuse University field hockey team blogs during trip to Argentina |
The Syracuse University field hockey team is in Argentina, and the Syracuse Athletics web site is featuring blog entries a videos from the team detailing their trip, which runs through March 20.

Ticket prices, starting time set for SU-Monmouth WNIT game |
Tickets cost $11 for adults and $6 for students and youths, and all seats will be general admission.

Poliquin: Jim Boeheim had things to say about Syracuse's four previous trips to the Final Four |
With the Syracuse University Orange preparing for its latest foray into the NCAA Tournament, it may be instructive to recall that SU has wended its way to the Final Four in each of the four decades leading into this one. "We," Jim Boeheim recently said, "have to keep the streak alive."

Dancing Days: Nike Brands Worn By 55 Teams In Men's Tournament - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal
THE DAILY's annual breakdown of the shoe and apparel brands worn in the tourney shows there are 52 schools that wear Nike shoes, while three teams don Jordan Brand.

Royal repeat: CK downs Rice to win CHSAA 'AA' title -
Most of his teammates will get a chance to continue their basketball careers, but not Terrel Hunt. He will be playing football at Syracuse in the fall and his days on the hardwood are dwindling. He made sure to extend his career for one more game yesterday, helping lead the Royals to a 60-57 win against Rice and a second consecutive CHSAA Class AA intersectional title at Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym.

March Madness 2011: Before Completing Your Bracket, Know Who To Root For In The Tournament -
The 2011 NCAA Tournament begins this week, and the biggest reason March Madness is such a success every year is that everyone has a rooting interest. So how do we choose our favorites?

Daddy's in Charge?: The Case for The 'Cuse
I always pick Syracuse to with the National Title and so far I have been right once in my 37 years. To be fair I have not been a fan since birth so I will say that I have been following them since I was 10. So in 27 years I have correctly predicted a Syracuse University Basketball National Championship 3.7% of the time. Those are unfortunately not very good numbers. This year though that number will rise to 7.15% as I predict The Orange will be crowned 2011 NCAA Basketball Champions.

Marquis Spruill now Orange man in middle - Big East Blog - ESPN
"I was a little goof," he said. "Just playing around here and there, doing what freshmen do. I didn't have to worry about a leadership role as much. Now I have to give advice about what to do on and off the field, make sure everybody is getting the defense right," he said. "I guess it just comes with the territory."

Syracuse University linebacker Dan Vaughan ready to take his place in the Orange defense |
"I had the good opportunity to learn behind Derrell (Smith) and Doug (Hogue)," he said. "I’ve learned this defense inside and out. I know all three linebacker positions. I’m just going out there and playing as hard as I can, trying to earn a starting job."Syracuse Orange Basketball Team">

3BCT Soldiers Meet The Syracuse Orange Basketball Team

OTB takes a look back at the week in Syracuse athletics and ends every show with its Plays of the Week. Check out the sights, sounds and big plays from the Spring Football game, and the quick moves and scores from the Men's Lacrosse team as both squads look to "Dream Big".

A short mix of Syracuse-bound Trevor Cooney highlights:

A big Syracuse an chimes in with his very own March Madness song: