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Syracuse Daily Links - Fab Melo's New Nickname Is, Uh, Melo

Kevin Garnett calls Fab Melo "Melo" because "I don't like really calling a man `Fab."'

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Garnett dishes out nicknames for Celtics rookies |
Jared Sullinger is "Sully." Dionte Christmas is "Temple," because that's where he went to college. And Kevin Garnett calls Fab Melo "Melo" because "I don't like really calling a man `Fab."'

Fab Melo viewed as a project in Boston; but former Syracuse big man helped shape Christmas |
"He would try to push me around," Christmas said. "I was getting tired of that. I want to push people around this year."

The Morning Orange: Deon Goggins insists the Syracuse football team is bound for glory |
"We’ve just got to put up more points and get more turnovers," he declared. "This one hurts. It really does. But we’ll soak it and then put it behind us. Because we’re a good team. A damn good team. And we will get this thing together."

Doug Marrone: Syracuse football has to put loss 'to bed' and move on |
"I’ll be frustrated until I get home," he said after the game Saturday. "I’ll be frustrated when I watch the film. And right from there, I’ve got to do the same thing the players have to do."

Big East power rankings: Week 8 - Big East Blog - ESPN
5. Syracuse (2-4, 1-1). The Orange are getting the nod here because they beat the Panthers head-to-head. Their performance against Rutgers was poor.

Syracuse football QB Ryan Nassib's interception numbers going in wrong direction as a senior |
Until this season he enjoyed a fine touchdown/interception ratio of 44/18. His TD/INT ratio this season is 11/8.

Syracuse football game at South Florida on Oct. 27 set for 7 p.m. |
The starting time for the Oct. 27 Syracuse University football game at South Florida has been set for 7 p.m., the Big East Conference announced today. The game will be carried on ESPN3.

Syracuse football team's turnover ratio an easy link to losing record |
"Since I’ve been here, we have 24 loses. We’re minus-30 in the turnover margin," Marrone said today. "And in our 19 wins we’re plus 12. I don’t think it’s rocket science."

Meet Chinonso Obokoh, a 6-foot-10 shot-blocker from Rochester and a Syracuse basketball recruit |
Obokoh, a 6-foot-10 forward, is a member of the high school Class of 2013 and a keen recruiting prospect for Syracuse University. Primarily recruited by SU assistant Mike Hopkins, who coaches the Orange big men, Obokoh has also played in front of SU coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Adrian Autry.

Syracuse lacrosse team elects five captains including Ianzito, Fazio for 2013 |
The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team has selected its captains for the 2013 season. They are All-American defenseman Brian Megill, midfielder JoJo Marasco, attackman Derek Maltz, midfielder Steve Ianzito and long-stick midfielder Joe Fazio.

Syracuse Basketball: Guard Trevor Cooney expected to make immediate impact - SB Nation New York
Right away, Cooney is expected to help fill the voids of SU's four key losses, including guard Dion Waiters (12.6 points per game), forward Kris Joseph (13.4 ppg) and guard Scoop Jardine. Last season, all three of those players were the Orange's 3-point shooting threats -- all averaged close to three 3-point attempts per game.

There's something about watching the Orangeman talk like a normal human being that is unsettling and jarring.

CitrusTV's Ted Goldberg sat down with SU Assistant Coach Gerry McNamara at SU's Basketball Media Day.