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Syracuse Daily Links - Rick Jackson Getting A Workout (Or Six)

Syracuse's Rick Jackson schedules series of workouts with NBA teams |
On Saturday, he will be among six draft-eligible players who will work out for the Philadelphia 76ers. According to a representative from the Wasserman Media Group, which represents Jackson, the former SU star has also scheduled workouts with the Detroit Pistons, the Phoenix Suns, the Atlanta Hawks, the Portland Trailblazers and the Chicago Bulls.

Coach Tells Fizz 4-Star RB David Perkins Has Made Syracuse The Leader : Orange Fizz – Free Syracuse Recruiting News, Sports Rumors, Podcasts
"He has a ton of big offers. One of the [reasons why Syracuse sticks out] I think is that coach Wheatley has established a great rapport with him."

Success story of former Orange player Jameel McClain shows how NFL lockout hurts rookie free agents |
Even if they eventually are cut by their original team, the players still would have practice or scrimmage video to use when shopping themselves to other teams around the league. Without that "tape," the players have little to show teams who are still looking to fill holes in late summer.

Orange-bound freshmen get early taste of Carrier Dome in Upstate/Downstate football all-star game -
Tyree Smallwood couldn’t help but be a little wide-eyed Thursday morning after his second football practice inside Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome. "I love it. It’s like home. It’s beautiful."

Syracuse looking for leaders - Big East Blog - ESPN
"It’s like that song by Kenny Chesney, ‘The Boys of Fall,’" Marrone said, referencing the end of the music video. "When Bear Bryant’s speaking to the team and they all go to leave, he says, ‘You’re all leaders. Everyone’s a leader.' It’s just a matter of what their role is."

Former Syracuse forward Rick Jackson works out with the New York Knicks |
On its latest NBA Mock Draft board, Draft Express doesn't have Jackson being drafted. On David Aldridge's "Big Board" on Jackson is listed as the No. 6 center. The NBA draft is June 23.

Three Idiots on Sports: Syracuse to Out of Town Football Fans: Drop Dead
It takes me over two hours to get to games (on a Saturday morning, this doesn't include dealing with 5 o'clock Friday traffic) and many people travel a lot farther than that. Boss got season tickets last year and traveled from Maryland every weekend. I have another friend that comes up from NYC. To accommodate the change in the schedule we've now got to get out of work early or take entire days off to get to games we've already paid for.

Andrew Dees Named Running Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator - University of Massachusetts
Dees graduated from Syracuse in 1992 where he was a captain as a senior and helped the Orange to four bowl game appearances. He played for Cincinnati and Seattle following graduation.

UConn Senior WR Mike Smith Ineligible For 2011 Season - UConn Huskies Football Blog
UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni confirmed this morning that senior wide receiver Mike Smith, a 13-game starter who led the Huskies in catches (46) and yards (615) to go along with two touchdowns in 2010, is academically ineligible for the 2011 season.

Incoming Syracuse University freshman running back Tyree Smallwood talks about playing in the New York State High School Football Classic on Sunday and playing in the Carrier Dome for the first time.