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Syracuse Daily Links - Doug Marrone Eyeing Consistency

"I don't put a lot into one game," Marrone said. "I think that's been done before in the past, and I think it's hurt us a little bit."

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Marrone, Syracuse wary of modest win streak
"I don't put a lot into one game," Marrone said. "I think that's been done before in the past, and I think it's hurt us a little bit."

The Morning Orange: The Syracuse football team learned again that winning cures nearly all ills |
In some ways, those Syracuse grapes were clumsily crushed during that trip south, sure. But the wine . . . well, few would dispute that the wine turned out fine.

Tipoff Countdown: Is Syracuse really playing a weak non-conference schedule? | The Juice Online
The Orange will play only one preseason ranked opponent in its non-conference schedule, and will leave New York for only two games. But does that mean Syracuse is playing a weak non-conference schedule?

Top 25 Countdown: No. 4 Syracuse Orange | CollegeBasketballTalk
I still think Louisville is the best team in the Big East, but Syracuse isn’t really all that far behind. Like the Cardinals, I think the Orange are going to be much better on the defensive end of the floor than on the offensive end. But the bottom line is this: all the players taking over bigger roles for this Syracuse team were highly-touted recruits, and a few of them — MCW, Christmas, even throwing Coleman in there — were ranked in the top 25 nationally. Boeheim has done a great job recruiting in recent years, and this is the season it will pay off for him.

Sweet 16: C.J. Fair, Syracuse -
"This year my role is much bigger than my previous two years," Fair said. "I’m more of a focus this time. I’m one of the leaders on the team. It’s just a different approach to the game. I’m an upperclassman now, so I’ve gotta come with that approach and lead the team."

Can Syracuse football win two more games and become bowl eligible? |
With only two teams – 8-0 Louisville and 7-1 Rutgers – now eligible, the field is wide open to qualify for one of the league’s affiliated bowl games.

Syracuse football receiver Jeremiah Kobena returned to the lineup Saturday in a limited role |
Kobena’s presence was barely felt against the Bulls. He did not contribute at wide receiver and had an opportunity to return only two of Marvin Kloss’ nine kickoffs for 37 yards with a long of 21. The other seven were boomed out of the end zone or caught and downed by Kobena five yards deep.

Aztecs are already zoned in for Syracuse |
With 11 days still left until the season opener, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher broke tradition with his basketball team Monday afternoon. He practiced zone offense. Usually it is the last offensive element he installs, and usually just the Cliff notes in the preseason. But this is no ordinary season, not when you open against Syracuse … on an aircraft carrier … in the autumn wind and chill … with the night sky and a conning tower as a shooting backdrop. Zone defense has been increasingly less fashionable in college basketball these days, except with Coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange, who swear by it.

Syracuse basketball players concerned for their families in Hurricane Sandy's wake |
"My grandmother lives in lower Delaware,’’ Cooney said. "It’s really bad down there.’’

Finally, Cleveland Cavaliers' rookie Dion Waiters gets his chance to be a starter |
Former Syracuse guard Dion Waiters hasn't seen his name penciled into a startling lineup of a non-exhibition basketball game since high school. That streak is expected to end Tuesday night when Waiters' Cleveland Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards in the teams' NBA season opener. Cleveland coach Byron Scott announced his startling lineup on Monday, and Waiters -- Cleveland's first-round pick, No. 4 overall, in the spring's NBA Draft -- will be at shooting guard.

Syracuse-37, South Florida-36: Box Score Impressions | Bleeding Orange
Looking ahead, it’s hard not to see Syracuse having a legitimate shot in every game left on the schedule. Cincinnati might be 5-2, but two of those victories cam against Delaware State and Fordham and the Bearcats have only played two conference games. Mizzou is in a similar situation as Syracuse, at 4-4 overall, but only 1-3 in conference. And Temple, while not as bad as the team that got booted from the Big East all those years ago, is still Temple. The Owls are certainly capable of beating Syracuse, but it might be the only game left on the docket where the Orange might actually be the favorite (though likely not, since the game will be played in Philadelphia).

Big East Football Power Rankings Week 10 - The UConn Blog
Syracuse's own comeback -- from 20 down against South Florida -- allowed them to stay in the top half of the poll, but Pittsburgh gained ground on the strength of a blowout win over Temple, and if the Panthers find a way to beat Notre Dame next week you have to imagine they'll shoot up pretty high.