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Marrone hopeful to run Boilermaker - YNN, Your News Now
Doug Marrone, head football coach at Syracuse University, hopes to run the Boilermaker 5K, after undergoing a surgery in late June to repair a torn meniscus on his right knee. Although he said it would take a big-time injury to make him miss this run, it all comes down to how his knee feels prior to the event.

Big East position rankings: Safety - Big East Blog - ESPN
1. Syracuse. Shamarko Thomas and Phillip Thomas return as the most experienced safety duo in the league. They started together as true freshmen, so this will be their third year together. They also happen to be the top two tacklers who return to the team. Shamarko missed the spring because of injury but should be healthy for the season. Phillip should emerge as a leader on the team.

Big East position rankings: Cornerback - Big East Blog - ESPN
4. Syracuse. Both starters are gone in Mike Holmes and Da'Mond Merkerson. Kevyn Scott and Keon Lyn are penciled in to start. Scott has experience, while Lyn has plenty of potential. The problem is depth. Walk-on Joe Nassib is listed as a backup. Early enrollee Jaston George needs to show big improvement in the fall.

Early recruiting returns, or: why I am cautiously optimistic about the Paul Pasqualoni Era - The UConn Blog
Edsall’s gone now, and the hiring of Paul Pasqualoni was not exactly greeted with enthusiasm everywhere. But call me cautiously optimistic. Pasqualoni and his assistants are well-connected on the Northeast recruiting trail, and I think that will prove to be more important than we realized.

Infractions scoreboard: Nearly everybody gets in on the fun - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com
No football conference has been more successful than the Southeastern Conference -- or as dirty.

NCAA puts West Virginia on two years' probation - ESPN
Under the sanctions released Friday, the Mountaineers will lose a scholarship for the upcoming season and also see a reduction in football staff positions. The probation doesn't include postseason play.

CNY Central's Niko Tamurian interviewed NBA star Vince Carter when he was in Syracuse in June for the "Sportscaster U" class at Syracuse University.