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When in Rome | May
In case you missed it, Big East tweeters had some fun with #BigEastCasino last night. ... The Internet Source for Motorsports News and Information
Hopkins, one of the most popular players in Syracuse University basketball history, will give the command to "start your engines" to the field of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds at the start of the series 60-lap season-opener.

Lions' Doug Hogue took off after switching to LB at Syracuse | Detroit Free Press |
"I think he'll be a good football player in the NFL," Conley said. "I shouldn't say that, because I don't coach the NFL, but he was a pretty special kid around here, and there weren't many linebackers that I watched on film that came close to what he is as an athlete. He's a guy that's going to excel on special teams. He's got a lot of range, he's got great acceleration, he'll hit people, and he's a very bright kid."

Carrier Dome to host high school basketball sectional finals - YNN, Your News Now
After two years in Utica, the Section III basketball championships are coming back to Syracuse. Fittingly, the announcement was made at the Carrier Dome Wednesday morning that both the boys and girls 2012 championships will be under the bubble March 1-4 next year.

A Post-Deadline Look at the Big East: Syracuse Orange - Casual Hoya
Syracuse loses only one player, however, he was their best player and was certainly the key to their success. Rick Jackson was their only interior presence. He was their second leading scorer, leading rebounder, and leading shot blocker. He was even third in assists. Jackson was a huge piece to the puzzle and replacing him will not be easy. There were rumors of both Dion Waiters and Dashonte Riley transferring, but so far neither has been confirmed and are likely just part of the Cuse hype/panic machine.

Which Big East helmet is the best? - Big East Blog - ESPN
I'd rather see Syracuse in the all-orange helmets rather than the block "S," but maybe that's just me.

Report: Former Syracuse quarterback Greg Paulus accepts job at Ohio State |
Former Syracuse University quarterback Greg Paulus confirmed to WSYR that he is joining the Ohio State basketball program as their new video coordinator.

Watch List QB Chad Kelly following in Uncle Jim Kelly's footsteps - ESPN
Syracuse: "I visited there in my sophomore year and they were interested. Coach [Nathaniel] Hackett, their offensive coordinator, is supposedly the next big-time coach, according to my uncle. It's close to home, and I feel like they are heading to the top of the Big East. Lots of great quarterbacks, like Donovan McNabb, came from the program."

APR rankings/averages for the major conferences -
Syracuse just made it in the APR rankings with a 928 (925 is the minimum).

EDSBS Embedded Poster Oscar Whiskey Reports: Iraq is hot and boring - Every Day Should Be Saturday
Reader and commenter extraordinaire Oscar Whiskey is in Iraq, and has fascinating college football-related things to share with you.

South Park decided to take a brief detour through the NCAA's neighborhood last night. Enjoy.