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Syracuse Weekend Links - Taj Smith's Journey Continues

Taj Smith's Journey from Newark to the NFL - Millburn-Short Hills, NJ Patch
"Everyday I think about everything I've been through," said the 27-year-old Indianapolis Colts wide receiver. "I don't ever want to go back to that."

Colts Sign 2011 Fourth-Round Pick Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse - Stampede Blue
According to the always under-appreciated Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts have agreed to terms with 2011 fourth-round draft pick Delone Carter out of Syracuse. Carter is a big, big, BIG runningback who Indy hopes will assist them in their well-documented goal-line and short-yardage woes.

Post-Standard writer Mike Waters to blog from Jim Boeheim's Fantasy Basketball Camp |
So this Sunday I will report to the Syracuse Basketball Fantasy Camp along with 35 other campers; all over the age of 35. We'll take to the courts at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center on Monday morning. Then for the next three days, we will be immersed in Syracuse basketball with members of the SU coaching staff along with past greats such as John Wallace, Billy Owens, Pearl Washington, Roosevelt Bouie and Donte Greene.

Ricky Ledo Planning Visits |
"I plan on visiting Syracuse and UConn and Kentucky and some other schools," he told Thursday by phone. "Those are just schools I want to visit. I don’t have a top [five]. I have friends at UConn and friends at Syracuse." Ledo said he is particularly close with incoming Syracuse shooting guard Michael Carter-Williams.

Trevor Cooney " College Chalktalk's "Secondary Break"
When October roles around, the toughest job for Boeheim may be finding minutes for all of his talented players. The question now beckons, "Is Syracuse the deepest team in the nation?"

Syracuse University Athletics - Jardine Heads To USA Basketball Camp
Syracuse senior guard Scoop Jardine is one of 21 of the nation’s top college athletes who are set to arrive in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 29, for the start of the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.

RICK PITINO - Louisville Cardinals | Official Website
What makes him such a consistent winner? Let’s start with the 2-3 zone. Why has it been so effective? Well Jim will tell you from a scouting standpoint he has not seen one zone offense with as much screening or ball movement as man to man. He’s correct. Add the fact that he recruits players who possess great length to cover the bumps and make it difficult to attack inside. They also fast break well out of it, as they get excellent triangle rebounding. He gives his players the freedom to create on offense. All of his guys really enjoy playing for him. Highly intelligent, a great recruiter and an excellent strategist on the bench.

2011 - Year of the Quarterback in the Big East - Big East Coast Bias
Ryan Nassib began the 2010 season mostly managing the game and handing the ball off to Delone Carter. By the end of the season he was a viable passing threat and had his coming out party in the Pinstripe Bowl against Kansas State. He finished 2010 with 2,334 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Syracuse Orange commit and top center in the class of 2011 talks to and