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Rick Jackson, Driven By Being Underrated - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
"I always feel like I got something to prove," Jackson told HOOPSWORLD. "I'm always the underrated guy. I think that's my motivation to keep going and to show teams I can really help them. I feel like I'm a guy that can go to any team and help them because of my style of play. Rebounding, playing defense and scoring around the basket, any team needs that. I'm a tough guy and any team can use a tough guy"

Syracuse University Athletics - Men's Soccer Completes Recruiting Class
Highlighting this round of signees is junior college All-American Ted Cribley as well as Jide Oluyedun and Nick Perea. Oluyedun and Perea both have United States Soccer Development Academy Experience, and Perea participated in two matches with the United States U-20 National team in January.

In NBA, NFL, fans wearing same color shirt is not a good look - Steve Rushin -
In its defense, the whiteout is less upsetting than the orange-out, in which Syracuse basketball fans all dress alike. When 34,000 people arrive in orange, the monochrome Carrier Dome resembles another upstate institution: Attica.

College Sports | New basketball coach Rob Murphy out to revive Eastern Michigan program | The Detroit News
It could have been the backing with which he entered the search process — his current boss, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, former Syracuse players, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Detroiter Derrick Coleman. Or it could have been his game plan: Syracuse basketball … with a twist. Murphy plans to play Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense. The twist will be an aggressive, push-the-ball offense with some man-to-man defense thrown in.

The latest APR figures are here - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim suffered the two-scholarship hit last summer, and in doing so publicly upbraided the APR for taking into account the departures of Eric Devendorf, Jonny Flynn and Paul Harris for the NBA draft, all three of whom left campus to prepare for the NBA event without fulfilling their spring semester requirements. Boeheim had a point; the APR does have its flaws.

Syracuse University Athletics - Galloway Named Scholar All-American
Senior goalie John Galloway was named to the 2011 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team on Tuesday, May 24. Galloway is the fourth Syracuse player to earn the honor, and the third in the last four seasons, joining Mike Leveille (2008) and Matt Abbott (2009). College Basketball - All-Senior Team
Joseph, a native of Montreal, has become markedly more productive each season, and if he makes the same type of jump as a senior, he'll be an All-American. He's long and athletic, and puts those traits to good use on both ends of the court. He has worked to increase his range each season and now is a legit 3-point threat.

Syracuse lacrosse fans: Read the transcript of Dave Rahme's online Q&A |
Brandon: Dave, would you tell us why we wore the yellow socks and cleats? Dave Rahme: Because Nike said so.

Stop-motion video of the Carrier Dome filling up for 2011 Graduation:

Farewell #SUGrad11 from Christopher Azar on Vimeo.