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Syracuse Daily Links - Everyone Hearts Michael Carter-Williams

Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams continues to get high praise, this time from SI's Luke Winn.

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Indiana, Louisville battle it out for preseason power rankings top spot - Luke Winn -
The other method of selecting breakout players -- and the one that's far more mainstream -- is to ID guys who were once highly-rated recruits, but, usually due to roster logjams, were prevented from being showcased as freshmen. If you prefer this method, then your prime picks are Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams, who'll be taking over the point now that Scoop Jardine and Dion Waiters are gone, and North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo, who'll be a featured frontcourt option now that John Henson and Tyler Zeller are gone.

Bud and Brent Show: Just how impressive was Syracuse football team vs. Pittsburgh? |
Just how impressive was the Syracuse football team's win against Pittsburgh last week? Was the win a result of Syracuse's strong defensive play, or bad decisions by the Panthers? With SU facing unbeaten Rutgers on Saturday, can the Orange handle another physical game? How good are the Scarlet Knights? Will anyone miss the SU-Rutgers "rivalry" when the Orange move to the ACC?

Men's college soccer weekend preview | College Soccer News
It’s been a season of surprise for #39 Syracuse, and there is a chance of the Orangemen making a splash in the Big East this coming weekend on a trip to sunny Florida, where they’ll take on #17 South Florida. A win would be huge to help Syracuse snap up a spot in the Big East tournament.

Big East Game of the Week: Syracuse vs. Rutgers | October
The overall edge in the contest goes to Rutgers by virtue of its defense and home field advantage. There are plenty of Syracuse alumni within a short distance of Piscataway though, so the partisan crowd won’t be completely dominant. The most telling season statistic in Rutgers favor though may be turnover ratio. The Scarlet Knights are ranked seventh nationally in turnover margin (+1.8) while Syracuse is 109th in the same category (-1.2). After making four interceptions last week, look for Rutgers to pressure Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib in hopes creating takeaways.

QB Ryan Nassib being named a semifinalist for the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award
"It's well deserved. Ryan works extremely hard in the classroom and has a great leadership presence in the school of Whitman, our management school. He's graduated."

Syracuse football team forced indoors by gusting winds that accompanied afternoon showers |
Marrone said the move indoors to the 80-yard field did affect the practice, as the Orange has been using its adjacent fields outside to work on its offensive and defensive schemes simultaneously. With only one indoor field available the offense and defense had to rotate on and off the field to get its work in.

what to watch 101112 - Big East Blog - ESPN
4. Cuse hoping to turn a corner. The Orange have scored just 24 points in their past two games, with seven of those points coming on a defensive touchdown. Look for Ryan Nassib, who eclipsed the 300-yard mark in the season's first three games, to air it out more and try to keep the Scarlet Knights' defense honest as Syracuse looks to build off its first Big East win in nearly a year.

Galasso and the Quest for a Galassopia - College Crosse
Whether you believe that Galasso is looking to get out of Chapel Hill because of his playing situation with Sankey, Holman, and Bitter in-close or if North Carolina just wasn't the place he wanted to be to begin with due to the functions of the early recruiting machine, neither really matters at this point. All that matters right now is that Galasso, unequivocally, wants out and he's now trying to find the perfect place to play. A Galassopia, if you will. And the list of candidates is potentially longer than Syracuse University.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood: End of Syracuse series part of the reality of college football now |
"I think it's unfortunate, but it's the reality of college football these days. Change is the new norm," Flood said today. "Things are moving all the time it seems like in college football. We probably have not see the end of it just yet. This might not be the last opponent this will happen with."

Kickoff Countdown: Can Syracuse stop the Rutgers offense? | The Juice Online
Syracuse is coming off a strong defensive performance against Pittsburgh. It will try to carry its momentum into Saturday’s game against Rutgers.

What Flood said (10/11) | Scarlet Scuttlebutt
"They (Syracuse) make you defend the entire field. They make you defend the width of the field. They have enough of a vertical passing game to make you defend the depth of the field. And they do a good job running the football. Their running backs are dangerous. I think they’re a very balanced offensive attack, and I think they’ve got a guy with the ball in his hands at quarterback who understands how to distribute the football at this level."

Video: Big East Game of the Week - Big East Blog - ESPN
Andrea Adelson goes over her Big East game of the week: Syracuse at Rutgers.

Doug Marrone's Thursday Presser, which clocks in at a brisk 8 minutes.