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Coaching 'em up: Syracuse - Big East Blog - ESPN
Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer likes Spruill in the middle because his speed and athleticism allow him to be effective sideline to sideline. Davis has turned heads since he entered Syracuse in the spring, running with the first team almost immediately. Defensive end Chandler Jones gave this assessment of Davis: "He’s doing exactly what I expected him to do. He’s making a lot of plays for us."

Big East Forecast: New-look Mountaineers reclaim the peak for West Virginia - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports
After miraculously rocketing into the top ten nationally in total defense, Syracuse will fall out of the top 40 by the same measure. Altogether, the Orange lose seven of their top dozen tacklers from the surge, including both starting defensive tackles, both cornerbacks and the top two linebackers, at a moment when the conference is beginning to pick up the pace offensively.

Big East in nonconference play - Big East Blog - ESPN
Syracuse has had a hard time selling out its game against Wake Forest, a topic that has been hotly debated in Syracuse. Many fans were upset the game was moved to Thursday. Others wonder whether it is going to take more than one winning season to restore faith among the fans.

Syracuse University basketball player Fab Melo's court case adjourned again |
City Judge Stephen Dougherty said the case was adjourned to Sept. 26 at the request of defense lawyer Gary Sommer and with the consent of Assistant District Attorney Melinda McGunnigle.

Syracuse University Athletics - Women's Hoops Has 14 Non-Conference Foes
Continuing its home absence, Syracuse opens the month of December traveling to Laie, Hawaii to play in the fourth annual Hukilau Invitational on Dec. 2-3. Syracuse will be tested as they play Arizona and the host of the invitational, BYU. Both Arizona and BYU qualified for the WNIT just a year ago. It will mark the first meeting with both teams.

Syracuse University Athletics - Show Your SU Pride On College Colors Day
Classes are in full swing at Syracuse University and the campus is buzzing in anticipation of the year to come. Students are wearing their school colors and now Syracuse fans can show their school spirit by wearing Orange gear as part of the seventh annual ‘College Colors Day’ celebration. Support the start of the Syracuse season by shining bright in your Orange apparel.

UConn Football Coach Paul Pasqualoni's Passion -
"Well, I'll say this," former Syracuse athletic director Jake Crouthamel said, "I know for a fact -- because Paul told me several years after he left Syracuse -- that while he was still coaching football in the pros, his goal was to get back onto a college campus. That's what he wanted to do. He enjoyed coaching in the pros, but he wanted to coach college football and he was going to try to do whatever he could to get back there. That's why I'm really happy for him now because that motivation got him back."

Syracuse University legends Joe Ehrmann, Roy Simmons Jr. at Syracuse Stage tonight |
The conversation will revolve around Ehrmann’s new book: "InsideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives" (Simon & Schuster, 2011), which is in stores now. The book focuses on ways coaches at all levels can use the lessons learned through sports to shape and change lives.

2011-2012 Big East Basketball Prospectus Available - Big East Coast Bias
Leave it to the Big East to release the basketball prospectus two days before college football starts.

Time for schools to ban Twitter - College Basketball -
"College athletes, however, have no business on Twitter. There simply aren’t enough positives to outweigh the potential negatives that can surface when they’re allowed to post."

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