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Syracuse Daily Links: Straight-Arrow Doug Marrone

Ohio State Scandal Should Leave Syracuse Fans Thankful for Doug Marrone : Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News, Sports Rumors, Podcasts
When in late ‘08, The Dougie won the derby to take over the Orange, what we couldn’t have realized was just how perfectly he would fit the role. Sure, his reputation was solid, his resume pretty impressive. But could you have ever thought at that time, Marrone would outlast Tressel, Pete Carroll and Urban Meyer? Even within the conference, Dave Wannstadt has been dismissed since then for a reputation of running a loose program with off the field incidents.

Poliquin: As Jim Tressel resigns at Ohio State, Dick MacPherson suffers more than a bit in Syracuse |
You can be certain that Memorial Day was memorable for Dick MacPherson, the former head football coach at Syracuse University, because its dawn would eventually lead to the chipping away of a piece of his heart.

Prep Talk: Lynch earns D-I attention - High Schools - The Buffalo News
St. Francis junior Akeel Lynch has been offered scholarships by Syracuse, Connecticut and UB. Stanford -- which has St. Francis graduate Brian Polian on its coaching staff -- visited late last week.

Larry Brown didn't want big $ from PSU, only commitment |
Possible candidates such as Doug Wojcik of Tulsa, Pat Chambers of Boston, Pat Flannery formerly of Bucknell, Rob Jeter of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins or Arizona State assistant Scott Pera would all likely accept an annual salary of $1 million or less.

Syracuse University Athletics - Three Members of the Orange Compete at National Championships
Syracuse University players Nicole Nelson and Heather Susek along with alum Shannon Taylor ’09 all recently participated in the USA Field Hockey Senior National Championship for the Pennsylvania Region team. Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley served as coach and associate head coach Lynn Farquhar was the region’s administrator. The squad finished fourth, behind the New Jersey and South and Mid Atlantic regions.

Big East Tournament: Jim Boeheim And Others Continue Madness - Cardiac Hill
So that begs the obvious question - why not go with the top 12 teams. In a nutshell, it makes too much sense. No, seriously, I'm sure money is a big factor in this ... like it is in everything else. More games, means more contests on TV, more ticket sales, more coverage ... more bad basketball.

2011 NCAA Lacrosse Championship: Attendance Way Down For Virginia-Maryland -
When the Virginia Cavaliers beat the Maryland Terrapins 9-7 to win the 2011 NCAA Lacrosse National Title on Monday, they did so in front of the smallest crowd to witness a title game since 2002 (announced crowd of 35,661).

Some quality Orange-growing at the recent Syracuse-USF game Tampa: