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Syracuse Daily Links - Christmas, Carter-Williams In Jordan Brand Classic

Syracuse University Athletics - SU Recruits At Jordan Brand Classic
Center Rakeem Christmas and shooting guard Michael Carter-Williams, who have both signed letters of intent to play at Syracuse University next year, have been selected to participate on the East Team in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Time Warner Cable Area in Charlotte, N.C. The game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on Saurday, April 16th.

Spring practice ends on high note, as Orange players have crisp, productive workout |
"You get disappointed in some respects because you go out there on Day 14 and you’re like, ‘Wow, we’re doing some things we haven’t done in the past couple of practices,’ " Marrone said. "You walk off the field and you go, ‘Gosh, I wish we had another week.’ All of a sudden you’re starting to see that light go on and (players) really, truly starting to understand what we want, and going out there and executing some things."

Johnny Miller or John Kinder: Who’s Syracuse’s Next Quarterback? : Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News, Sports Rumors, Podcasts
Miller was highly touted as a recruit, but I’m starting to doubt that he’ll ever amount to more than an emergency option. He has looked behind the curve at spring practice, possibly not quite recovered from shoulder injury that forced him to miss all of last year. Keep in mind that Miller has essentially spent three of his last four seasons on the shelf.

Syracuse University Athletics - Between The Lines
Suddenly the future is now. But what of the past? How did someone from just north of Wrigley Field end up at Syracuse playing lacrosse? "I started in fourth grade and there were probably 20 kids playing lacrosse, everyone else was playing baseball," Matt said. "I’d say baseball is still the major spring sport there. I played baseball for one year and I didn’t like all the standing around."

Syracuse man charged in robbery of Marshall Street eatery |
The incident began about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when Mouity walked into El Saha, 137 Marshall St., and began shouting, witnesses told police. Restaurant manager said Mouity shouted "give me all the money out of the cash register" and "I’m going to kill you and everyone here."

Arinze Onuaku toils in Texas, hoping to win the approval of NBA executives |
"We like his energy," Vipers coach Chris Finch told the newspaper. "He got some big offensive stick back and he’s done a good job of getting back in shape and staying positive through the lack of playing time. He has more offensive skills than he was able to show at a place like Syracuse."

Nolan's inbox: Out-of-town options for tuning into Saturday's spring football game |
The game will be on ESPN Radio and available at 97.7 FM and 100.1 FM, and 1200 and 1440 AM. The Syracuse University athletics Web site plans to stream the audio on it's "Orange All-Access" service. But there is a subscription charge for this.

Syracuse University lacrosse team could look for this trio to join the mix vs. Providence |
"I mean, I’m behind four or five great attackmen," Ward (5-7, 167) said. "I come out here at practice and learn from them every day. You just hope sometime you’re going to get an opportunity, and when you do you want to take advantage of it."

Hoops and Other Pop Culture: How Historically Bad Was Jonny Flynn's 2010-11 Season? 4th Worst In the Past 26 Years.
Verdict: Jonny Flynn has just put up the 4th worst season since 1985-86 for a player who played over 400 minutes.

Derrell Smith talks Syracuse football and NFL Draft hopes...


The Syracuse University football team held their final full preseason practice at Schwartzwalder-Katz field behind Manley Field House on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the annual Spring game on Saturday at the Dome.

Joe Fazio, a sophomore close defender on the Syracuse University lacrosse team and a graduate of West Genesee High School, talks about the prospects of playing more on Saturday vs. Providence due to injuries suffered by starters John Lade and Brian Megill.