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Orange Gathering More Steam " 900 Irving
If I didn’t lead with Fab Melo’s wrath of destruction, I would probably have to give up my blogger card. He’s been an absolute monster as of late, and with each passing game, it’s getting harder to believe that the 2010-11 version of him wasn’t played by some sort of doppelganger.

Syracuse Orange Basketball - Will Syracuse Be The Last Undefeated Team This Year?
Currently, there are only four unbeaten teams in college basketball right now. Syracuse, Baylor, Missouri, and Murray State. Who will be the last to lose? If you recall, over a decade ago Syracuse was the last team to lose. They started 19-0. That team featured a trio of seniors, Jason Hart, Etan Thomas, and Ryan Blackwell. Can Syracuse do that again this year? Let's take a look at the remaining schedule of the unbeaten teams and evaluate who is likely to be the last to lose.

Chan Goes Pro, The Fizz’s Wish List of D-Line Recruits to Fill SU’s Huge Void : Orange Fizz
Here is The Fizz’s list of top defensive linemen Syracuse is still targeting before February’s National Signing Day.

Conference Power Rankings: Big East - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
1. Syracuse: Like Otto, their citrus-infused mascot, the Orange keep on rolling. Syracuse was supposed to get a challenge from Seton Hall. The Orange won by 26. DePaul is better this season, which meant only a 19-point loss to the top team in the country. The next circle-the-date challenge comes on Jan. 7, when Syracuse hosts Marquette.

Big East Basketball Notebook 1.2.12: New Year, New Expectations - SB Nation New York
It seems as if Syracuse's initial critics, who thought the Orange backed into the nation's No. 1 rankings a few weeks ago, are slowly fading away. In five games since becoming the country's top team, the Orange have won by an average margin of 19.8 points per game and at no time won by less than 16.

Poliquin: Syracuse defeats DePaul 87-68, and for most of the first 20 minutes, the Orange dazzles |
The Orange simply overwhelmed the home club with a 43-17 first-half blast and did so by hitting DePaul over the head with the mallet that is its depth. That is, with its talented depth, which is almost certainly unmatched, 1 through 8 and 9 and 10, in the nation. @HokieGuru's Twitter 200 for 2012 Part 1 (Bloggers)
To start your 2012 off right, we have some recommendations for college sports accounts that you should follow (admittedly, I like the ACC but there are other accounts with a nationwide focus). The first set of Twitter accounts come from the blogging world.

Coach on Terps linebacker pledge Abner Logan: 'everything he does is explosive' -
Between Logan’s physical transformation and his junior tape being circulated among college coaches, offers started to trickle in last summer. Joining the Terps on Logan’s list of scholarships were Boston College, Connecticut, Florida International, North Carolina State, Northwestern and Syracuse.

Syracuse University junior closes in on backflip bet |
His dad, Mitch Morrison, bet him $100 that he couldn’t do a backflip a day. When he completes the task today, "he’s going to give me $100. He might be giving it to me as $100 worth of pennies. Hopefully it will be at least in ones, that will be manageable," Morrison said this afternoon by telephone from his family’s home in Sparta, New Jersey.

SU center Fab Melo leads Syracuse to a 75-49 victory over Seton Hall with a single-game, program record 10 blocks. CitrusTV's Eric Silverman reports from the Carrier Dome how Fab was so effective in the top ranked Orange's Big East opener.