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Syracuse hopes to handle new expectations - Big East Blog - ESPN
Marrone requires his players to wear jackets and ties after games. During his first season, team leaders requested that someone come in and teach everyone proper knot-tying techniques. Only four players knew how to tie a tie, and it took them so long to help their teammates that the Orange were barely making the postgame bus. "It definitely seemed strict at first," receiver Marcus Sales said. "But if you want to win, you've got to buy into the program and deal with some things you don't want to deal with sometimes."

Source Tells Fizz: Boeheim Playing Hardball with "Coddled" Dion Waiters : Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News, Sports Rumors, Podcasts
But Dion’s demeanor has always been a weakness. He has a reputation for clashing with coaching, eschewing team concepts, and ignoring the classroom. In fact, one source tells The Fizz, "DW is… a classic coddled, multi-high school AAU prodigy, who always bailed at the first sign of adversity."

MBB | Eastern Michigan considers SU assistant Murphy top candidate for head coaching position - The Daily Orange - Sports
Pete Moore, Syracuse's director of athletic communications, said he talked to Eastern Michigan about Murphy on Tuesday. He said the school told him its decision had not been finalized, but that it has completed interviews and that Murphy is a candidate.

Year in Sports | The NCAA bowl system has a reputation of big payouts - The Daily Orange - Sports
"People don't realize the huge amount of expense there is," Crouthamel said. "You're taking the band, you're taking cheerleaders, you're taking some faculty members and administrators, you're paying bonuses to coaches, you're paying bonuses to some of the staff members, and your commitment to tickets can't possibly all be sold. "It's really a major undertaking and it's more red ink — as if we need more red ink."

West Virginia AD Oliver Luck Talks Big East Expansion & Villanova - The Nova Blog
West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck broke the silence tonight on the possible Big East Expansion, pretty much confirmed what everybody thought about Villanova's potential move to the conference in football.

Former Hawkeye Assistant Coach Whitey Piro Passes Away - Iowa Official Athletic Site
Piro attended Syracuse University where he was a three-year football starter at end and a senior co-captain for Coach Ossie Solem. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Syracuse University Varsity Club.

Greg Whittington and Mikael Hopkins: Future Hoyas Show Promise in the Capital Classic - Casual Hoya
Trevor Cooney: Will play for Syracuse next year. He stunk. Looked over matched. Just a spot up shooter right now but wasn't hitting that day.

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