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Denver Broncos Hall of Famer Floyd Little says only "idiots" would jeopardize NFL season - ESPN New York
Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little expressed confidence Thursday that the NFL lockout won't impact the season, claiming "someone has to be an absolute idiot to walk away" from $9 billion in annual revenue, but he's concerned about whether a new labor agreement will provide enough financial support for retired players with health issues.

Syracuse legend Floyd Little keeps promise to Ernie Davis all over again - ESPN New York
"Coming to Syracuse, I've tried to emulate what Ernie was and what he would be," the former Denver Broncos star said in a quiet moment after Thursday's news conference. "My life has been tied to Ernie's life, because I wanted to be the Ernie Davis that he couldn't be. That's how I lived my life, because of Ernie Davis not having a chance to live his."

Phil Steele's All-Big East Team (PDF)
Nick Provo and Ross Krautman make first-team, Antwon Bailey, Van Chew, Justin Pugh, Marquis Spruill, Phillip Thomas make third team. Chandler Jones all the way down on third-team?

Move to the Dome is not all good - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York
From a player's point of view, making it to the Section III finals will now mean you will be playing in front of a few thousand fans (if you're lucky) in a cavernous Carrier Dome that seats 30,000-plus. In other words, the place is going to look and feel empty. How's that for a championship setting?

Ohio State men's basketball program hires Paulus as video coordinator | BuckeyeXtra
"I have known Greg dating back to when I recruited him out of high school (in Syracuse, N.Y.). He brings a wealth of knowledge as a young man who has played basketball at the highest level in addition to his year as a fulltime Division I coach. He is a rising star in the coaching business." Mooney Will Visit 'Cuse
Chester Springs, Pa., native Michael Mooney got a call from Greg Adkins and Doug Marrone on Thursday night who informed him that they wanted to add him to their 2012 recruiting class and he contacted to talk to us about his interest level in the Orange.

Navy SEALs to be honored -
This weekend, in addition to crowing national champions in Divisions I, II and III, the NCAA will honor Lt. Commander Rorke Denver. Denver was a member of two national championship teams at Syracuse.

SU men's basketball earns higher academic progress rating after failing to meet 2008-09 standards - News - The Daily Orange
Of all of SU's teams rated using APR, the basketball team received the lowest score for 2009-10, coming in at 928. The football team received the second lowest score with an APR of 946. The overall multi-year Division I APR for men's basketball was at 940, an increase of seven points, and for football at 944, an increase of five points. An APR lower than 925 means 50 percent or fewer players are on track academically to graduate.

Building a Big East super team - Big East Blog - ESPN
Safeties: Syracuse - I'll take the Thomas boys, Phillip and Shamarko. (And I'll have more on Phillip Thomas in an upcoming blog post). These guys have been playing next to each other for two years, are both good tacklers and in my mind are the best safety tandem in the league.

Syracuse University Athletics - Eight Orange Receive All-America Honors
Seniors Joel White, John Lade and John Galloway highlighted the group by being named to the first team for the second consecutive season. In addition to SU’s trio of first-team selections, seniors Stephen Keogh and Jovan Miller earned second-team honors, and senior Jeremy Thompson was named to the third team. The honorable mention category featured senior Josh Amidon and sophomore JoJo Marasco.

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