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The Syracuse Orange returned to action last night. Get news on the game as well as the football team's final preparations for the Cincy game.

Jared Wickerham

Syracuse Basketball has Finally Returned!! (Sort of) | Bleeding Orange
As much as I enjoy the agony that is the Syracuse football roller coaster, it’s well-known that I’m a basketball fan first and foremost. Football season is just a space for me to bide my time until hoops finally starts up again. So, it was with great relish that I tuned into the Orange‘s first exhibition game against the Pace University Setters on Thursday night. It was everything I expected it to be. The dunks were dunktastic. The threes were swisheriffic. The rebounds were reboundonkulous. And Syracuse cruised to a 30+ point victory over a Division II opponent.

Despite loss of key pieces, Syracuse still confident
"Good players come and go, and they don't skip a beat," the senior guard says. "Syracuse always seems to have guys waiting in the wings ready to step up. I think that's a testament to Coach and his staff and their ability to recruit and develop players. The cupboard's never bare. It's always well-stocked."

Newcomers Coleman, Grant deliver for Syracuse | The Juice Online
The Syracuse men’s basketball team may have crushed Pace in a landslide victory of 99-63 last night, but everyone’s eyes were fixed on freshmen DaJuan Coleman and Jerami Grant as they made their debut for the Orange. Fans anxiously awaited the outcome of their premier performance, and the two newest members of the squad did not disappoint.

Syracuse University Athletics - Byrne's Legacy Continues with Zunic Award
Taking a look at life and impact of the late Timothy G. Byrne had on Syracuse, his family and the community, it is evident that the former Syracuse football player embodies all of those characteristics. Byrne tragically died in the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He is the 2012 Zunic Award recipient, presented by the Syracuse Football Club.

Remember When Exhibition College Basketball Was Awesome? - Inside the Loud House - A Syracuse Orange Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
I realize that once the exhibitions are over nobody cares about them. I also realize that Syracuse still put 7,000+ fans in the stands for the game last night, and that is remarkable. But what do you guys think? Would you like to see the old rules back for exhibition games? Did the NCAA make the right move by changing the rules? Does this help prevent injuries? Leave your comments below, or hit us up on our Facebook page!

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Syracuse football will shuffle defensive line assignments if Bromley can't play |
"A lot of times when people look at games, and they’ll see a linebacker making a lot of tackles or big hits or whatever it may be, a lot of times its someone up front freeing them up, or taking care of their gap or forcing things outside," Marrone said Thursday while previewing Saturday’s visit to Big East foe Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1 conference).

Bud and Brent Show: All things are possible for Syracuse University football team (video) |
Can Syracuse dare to dream to win the Big East conference? Can the SU defense recover from a bad performance against USF? Or do all the dual-threat QB's ahead on the schedule spell trouble for the Orange?

Syracuse-Cincinnati: Preview And Prediction - Inside the Loud House - A Syracuse Orange Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Bearcats are led offensively by quarterback Munchie Legeaux, who has thrown for almost 1600 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. More importantly for Legaux however, is his ability to use his feet to make plays, much like BJ Daniels of USF last week. Legaux has ran for 6 yards per carry on the season, and will likely look to run a lot against a Syracuse defense that gave up over 250 yards on the ground last week.

The Morning Orange: If you see Dick MacPherson in the next few days, wish him a happy 82nd birthday |
"As I was coming down over the hills, flying in the airplane today, it was an unbelievable experience," Mac confided back on that January day in 1991 when he’d flown back to Syracuse from Boston for a final wave after having become a Patriot. "This is the first time in all the moving we’ve done that I’m having tremendous second thoughts about whether I should leave or not."

Syracuse football team will enter Saturday's game at Cincinnati ranked No. 24 in the nation in offense |
SU’s increased offensive output has been the bright spot of the season so far. It ranked No. 90 (348.17) last season, No. 97 (322.85) in 2010 and No. 94 (330.42) in 2009, Doug Marrone’s first season as coach. The offense was near the bottom of the national barrel in Greg Robinson’s four seasons preceding Marrone.

Tipoff Countdown: What did you think of Syracuse’s starting lineup? | The Juice Online
Syracuse used a variety of lineups against Pace during Thursday night’s 99-63 demolition of Pace. James Southerland played some guard. Jermari Grant saw extended minutes. And, of significant interest, DaJuan Coleman started at wing while Rakeem Christmas played center. Senior James Southerland came off the bench.

CNY Central's Niko Tamurian reports on former Jamesville-Dewitt star DaJuan Coleman's start in the Carrier Dome. The freshman scored 11 points.

Rakeem Christmas' monster dunk from the Pace game.