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Syracuse Daily Links - Doug Marrone Understands Head Coach Scrutiny

Increased scrutiny speeds up timetable for coaching success - ESPN
For coaches who take over programs that fell way below mediocre, the standard of success is different. Syracuse coach Doug Marrone took over a program before the 2009 season that had won a total of 10 games in the previous four years. Syracuse surely covered more ground to get from there to an 8-5 record in 2010 than any of the aforementioned national champions did. In fact, Marrone is one of only three AQ-conference coaches in the last 25 years to end a streak of at least five consecutive losing seasons in his second year on the job. The others are Tom Coughlin of Boston College in 1992 and Hal Mumme of Kentucky in 1998.

Todman debuts on ESPN tonight |
So Todman's main competition for a roster spot is Curtis Brinkley, who was active for three games last year and had two carries. Brinkley is similar in size to Todman at 5-foot-9, 208 pounds, but is considered to be behind Todman in the pecking order. Other tailbacks on the roster include undrafted rookies Shawnbrey McNeal, Isaac Odim and Brandon Sullivan.

Three final questions for Syracuse entering the 2011 season – The official sports blog for The Daily Orange
After Day 4 of camp, Marrone divulged that the Orange is working on a wildcat package offensively. It’s a scheme best utilized by the Miami Dolphins during the Ronnie Brown/Ricky Williams era. When run effectively, it causes confusion for the defense and has the potential for big plays. It seems that SU has three viable options to run this type of offense.

Poliquin: Once upon a time, Floyd Little, the storied No. 44, nearly walked away from Syracuse football |
In light of the circumstances of Floyd’s session with the Orange, I thought I’d share one of the man’s responses in this space. And so, I will . . .

Syracuse University Athletics - Catching Up With SU Basketball Greats: Herman Harried
A member of the 1987 Final Four team, Herman Harried has dedicated himself to teaching the game of basketball. Harried spent last week at the Carmelo Anthony Basketball Practice Facility as a coach at Jim Boeheim’s Fantasy Camp.

Syracuse University Athletics - Hillsman and the Dutch Make History
Syracuse University head coach Quentin Hillsman and the U18 Netherlands National Team made history, advancing to the quarterfinals of the "A" Division U18 European Championship for the first time in team history.

Woodbridge's Darius Parson commits to Syracuse for football | InsideNova
"The other schools didn’t put any offers on the table because of my grades," Parson said. "Syracuse went ahead and wanted me. I’m working overtime to get my grades where they need to be, but Syracuse stuck their neck out their for me."

Louis Riel grad hopes transfer from Syracuse to Boston will take her to NCAA women’s hockey title
Playing last season in her sophomore year for the Syracuse University Orange, Menard was nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the top player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey and was named a first-team College Hockey America all star. But at the end of the school year, she decided to say goodbye to Syracuse and start anew with the Boston University Terriers.

Syracuse University Athletics - Launches Inside the 18
For the second year, has launched "Inside The 18" to help fans and supporters keep up with the SU men's soccer team throughout preseason training. Leading up to the start of the 2011 season, "Inside The 18" will feature daily practice updates, practice photo galleries, and video interviews with student-athletes and coaches.

Best college basketball conferences for great NBA rebounders - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Nine players from colleges that now make up the Big East Conference have career rebounding averages of 9.0 or more rebounds per game, including Rony Seikly (9.47 rebounds per game) and Derrick Coleman (9.26) from my favorite college team, the Syracuse Orange. The other players from Big East schools are Wes Unseld (Louisville), Walter Dukes (Seton Hall), Dikembe Mutombo(notes) (Georgetown), Emeka Okefor (UConn), Patrick Ewing (Georgetown), Bill Laimbeer (Notre Dame) and Jack Coleman (Louisville).

Player-by-player look at Team USA's World University Games roster -- college basketball - ESPN
"He's a very experienced player who has played in a lot of big-time games. He will help us get through the dog days of pool play to the medal round. He's a point guard who will help us and create for himself.''

Ex-FDU coach Tom Green to CCNY -
A point guard at Syracuse, Green was an assistant coach at Drew, Syracuse and Tulane before coming to FDU.

The Ramsay Roundtable: Part 2 | August
Welcome to part two of the Ramsay Roundtable. I'm joined by my good friends, I'll call them that, they can debate it's truth later, Sean Keeley from Nunes Magician, and Brian Harrison from Orange 44.

In 1983, Bob hope toured the nation, visiting college campuses and performing monologues on their stages. The schools included Notre Dame, Clemson, UCLA, Utah State, Florida, Syracuse and SMU. Fast-forward to the 20:00 mark to see his visit to the Carrier Dome and prepare to get zinged!