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Handicapping the Big East race - Big East Blog - ESPN
Syracuse: 10-to-1 - Made improbable Giacomo/Mine That Bird upset run last season by defying its previous track record. Workouts point to continued strong performance. Will the Cinderella run continue, or was the long shot a one-time fluke, a la Giacomo and Mine That Bird?

Big East Wish List - West Virginia Sports News, Scores and Coverage
Villanova is pondering the possibility, but do the Wildcats really bring enough to the football table? I don't think so. Here are some other thoughts on other schools.

Lacrosse Team "Fun Factors": The Funnest of the Fun - College Crosse
I'm sure Syracuse fans are going to gripe about Hopkins being in the top-10, but I'll simply say this: There are only a few teams that have a stronger pythagorean win expectation than the Jays. So, you can knock the pace (Hopkins is 40th in the metric), but they're a solid outfit to watch.

Flight limits: The lacrosse committee issue that isn't any longer (sort of) - Washington Times
"I think it's extremely important," Coll said. "We seed the top eight and take the next eight and try to keep it at 9-through-16 as best we can, but under some circumstances we'll do regional matchups. We'll turn a 16 into a 15 because of regionalization. To us, it's extremely important to keep the integrity of the tournament. If you're seeded 1, 2, 3 and 4, you've earned the opportunity to host a team that didn't finish that high."

How much is the Big East worth? |
Assuming the Big East signs a 12-year contract (as seems to be the norm), expect the total value to be well-over $1 billion dollars.

Boeheims enjoy annual visit to MCS - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York
The day also provided the opportunity for the club to present Jim Boeheim, coach of the Syracuse men’s basketball team, and his wife, Juli, a check in the amount $7,777.41 to benefit the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

Bill Simmons: Presenting a gift to the 2011 NBA playoffs, courtesy of "The Wire" - ESPN
To Carmelo Anthony, who left behind a significantly better foundation in Denver so he could play with Amare Stoudemire and a glorified D-League team in New York. Watching him handle triple-teams in the Boston series with a slightly overwhelmed, "Wow, even Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick would be an upgrade right now" look on his face was karmic retribution for what happened from July to February.

Big East players earn academic award - Big East Blog - ESPN
Syracuse center Ryan Bartholomew and linebacker Derrell Smith qualified.