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Spring shoes to fill: Syracuse - Big East Blog - ESPN
Biggest shoes to fill: Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith. The two senior linebackers were critical to the Orange's success in 2010. Together, they combined for 209 tackles, 19.5 TFLs, three interceptions and four forced fumbles. The athleticism and leadership of Smith and Hogue allowed defensive coordinator Scott Shafer to be ultra-aggressive with his linebackers to great success.

The Big East's double-digit sack men in '11 - Big East Blog - ESPN
Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse, Jr. (4): Jones has not put up big sack totals yet, but as he told me recently, he has changed his stance and is looking for more time in the offensive backfield this season. He has the talent to have a huge season.

Syracuse University lacrosse players Tommy Palasek, Joel White sweep Big East awards |
Palasek totaled seven points in the two games. In Saturday's 12-2 victory over Rutgers he notched a career-high six points on three goals and three assists. White anchored a Syracuse defense that allowed only nine goals in the two games. He collected 18 groundballs for the week, including tying his career high with 10 vs. Hobart.

Big East Finally Has a Ranked Football Team - Big East Coast Bias
With spring practice all but finished across the nation, ESPN College Football Live released its preseason Top 25 heading into next season. Whereas the league finished the 2010 season with no teams ranked, West Virginia checks in at number 24 in ESPN's preseason rankings.

What they're saying about Syracuse football center Ryan Bartholomew and the NFL draft |
A former guard, Bartholomew lacks ideal height and bulk but tries to make up for it with quickness and effort. He has good functional strength and long arms. His performances were a little spotty.

Lacrosse bracket projection: April 25 - Washington Times
Syracuse can effectively lock up the No. 1 seed with a victory over Notre Dame on Saturday at the Dome. ... Siena clinched its fifth consecutive 10-win season this weekend.

QB Colt Brennan Leads the Colonials Reserve Unsigned List | UFL
Former Syracuse OL Adam Terry is one of the Colonials reserved free agent signings.

Syracuse University lacrosse team vs. No. 1 Notre Dame should be a battle of defensive wills |
Each team boasts tremendous team defense as evidenced by this telling statistic: While Notre Dame sophomore John Kemp is No. 2 in the nation in goals-against average (5.96) and SU’s John Galloway is No. 5 (6.85), neither goalie is called on to make many saves. Kemp is No. 25 in that category at 10.10 saves per game and Galloway is No. 46 (8.31).

Listen to new Syracuse assistant basketball coach Adrian Autry interviewed by Gomez & Dave |
Autry talked about the prospect of coaching at his alma mater; how close he was to taking a job at Dayton; playing basketball in Siberia; and much more. Men's Basketball Recruiting - Final 2011 Rankings
Rakeem is No. 19, MCW is No. 33 and Trevor Cooney is No. 73.

Year in Sports | Hyperbole?: Melo struggles to adjust, but coaches, scouts still see reason for hype - The Daily Orange - Sports
"That's just a little taste of what people are going to see in the future," sophomore guard Brandon Triche said afterward. "All next year, it's going to be just like that. He was big for us. He was a presence."

New faces for The Boston Cannons going in to the 2011 Season - Boston Boston Cannons |
Midfielder Scott Kahoe played at Georgetown for four years putting up 11 goals, 3 assists and 22 ground balls on the stat sheet. In 2009 he transferred to Syracuse and logged 9 goals, 7 assists and 18 ground balls by far the best year of his college career and helped bring a Championship home for The Orange.

Hey Big East: UCF leads C-USA in revenue -
UCF leads the way in the conference with more than $15 million in football revenue, a number greater than several BCS schools and two Big East programs--UConn and Cincinnati.

Rak and MCW hold their own against fellow McDonald's All-Americans.