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Syracuse Daily Links - Kris Joseph On 2012 NABC Coaches All-America Second Team


Kris Joseph named to the 2012 NABC Coaches All-America Second Team.

James Southerland: Could it be the beard? |
“I only trimmed it down because my mom and my grandmother were complaining,” Southerland said. “All the ladies in my family and my girlfriend were complaining about my beard. So I just cut it off.”

Hamilton's Michael Carter-Williams digs Sweet 16 homecoming - Hamilton, MA - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle
"I think we need to focus on staying confident," Carter-Williams said. "We know we are a great team. Our bench wasn’t that into the game the first time, but it was more upbeat for the second game. We had an incredible second game."

Syracuse University Athletics - Orange Earns Highest Ranking in Program History
Syracuse climbed one spot to No. 2 in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll released on Tuesday, March 20. It marks the Orange’s highest regular-season ranking in program history. Syracuse is also ranked second in the deBeer’s media poll.

Cashing in on basketball SUccess, businesses scoring with the Orange : News :
At places like Empire Brewing in Armory Square, the bar is offering $1 16-oz pints during Syracuse NCAA Tournament games. Adam Eagan from Empire says, "People are getting a two hour span to get a deep, deep discount and it creates a lively atmosphere here for the games."

Opening spring: Syracuse - Big East Blog - ESPN
The Orange made a few coaching changes on defense, hiring Donnie Henderson to coach the defensive backs and Steve Morrison to coach the linebackers. The Orange also are losing key players Chandler Jones, Mikhail Marinovich, Antwon Bailey, Nick Provo and Van Chew among many others. Syracuse will only have 70 players available this spring, but coach Doug Marrone says that won't stop him from playing a spring game next month.

Is Bruiser A Key Component to Beating Syracuse? | Basketball
In Wisconsin's opening victory over Belmont he put in 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and in the round of 32 win over Kansas State Bruesewitz put up 11 points and 6 rebounds. Very similar numbers to this year and an indication that he can handle an increased role offensively to go with his defensive prowess. In fact he hit a very late three pointer that put Wisconsin up for good in the 70-65 win over the Wildcats.

Where's the length? Scout team must simulate Syracuse zone - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Boeheim goes eight deep with the Orange roster in Melo's absence. Most of those players are generally accepted to be very athletic and have long arms, making that aggressive 2-3 matchup zone all the more effective. Syracuse ranks third in the nation in steals per game (9.4) and steal percentage (14.3%).

Celebrate Syracuse Orange hoops with Chocolate Pizza |
The company is selling the pizzas for $21.95 and will donate $10 of each sale to the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, which supports children in need and cancer research.

Syracuse basketball cartoon: Sweet Sixteen! |
In this cartoon Otto hopes to snuff out the hopes of the other participants and make every Orange fan's wish come true!

It pays, even in basketball, to be in BCS - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Schools from the six BCS football conferences brought home 47.5 percent of all money distributed by the NCAA based on performance in the tournament, while the five non-BCS conferences banked 10.5 percent. The rest went to teams whose conferences play football at a lower level. In football, the disparity is even starker: BCS conferences took home 85 percent of all BCS money distributed last year.

Where are they now? Michael Sklarosky, former Syracuse offensive lineman |
Played in the '04, '05 and '06 seasons and graduated in 2007. Recruited out of junior college to start on the defensive line but ended up playing on the offensive line.

Nerlens Noel Watch: One Week Countdown? - Casual Hoya
Noel has suggested that he wants to decide on a college by the time of the McDonald's All-American Game, which takes place just a week from tonight. His approaching decision has drawn ever-increasing media coverage, as brief as a probably improper tweet and as extended as Pete Thamel's feature in the Sunday Times that's long on speculation and insinuation and short on facts, especially about Noel himself or, of course, about Syracuse, a Noel suitor and Thamel's alma mater.

Hamilton's Michael Carter-Williams digs Sweet 16 homecoming - Hamilton, MA - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle
"I think we need to focus on staying confident," Carter-Williams said. "We know we are a great team. Our bench wasn’t that into the game the first time, but it was more upbeat for the second game. We had an incredible second game."

Badgers coach Bo Ryan gets bonuses for NCAA tournament success | Hudson Star-Observer | Hudson, Wisconsin
USA Today says Badger men’s coach Bo Ryan has already made $100,000 by getting his team through the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. He could get another $200,000 if the Badgers can find a way to win the national championship a week from Monday night.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim: Wisconsin is Probably One of the Most Dangerous Teams We Can Play, Also Calls Charles Barkley an Idiot
"Charles is an idiot. … You have to call calls. If they’re there, you have to call them. If a foul occurs or whatever happens, you have to call it. It’s as simple as that. If referees start doing that, we’ll have a chaotic situation. They have to make the calls that are there. If it’s a little touch foul away from the ball, a good referee won’t call that."

Syracuse forward C.J. Fair hopes to recapture Big East form in Sweet 16 -
"Sometimes, the first bucket is always the toughest when you’re struggling a little bit," Fair told reporters the day after shooting 1-for-7 and playing just 15 minutes in a 72-65 win over UNC-Asheville. "You try to rush things sometimes or force things. They played a tough zone (last Thursday). There wasn’t really much easy looks inside. So a lot of shots were coming from the outside."

UConn's Alex Oriakhi transferring - Connecticut Post
Oriakhi will seek a transfer for his senior season, his father, Alex. Sr., told Hearst Connecticut Media Group. He informed the coaching staff and athletic director of his decision Wednesday afternoon, Alex Oriakhi Sr. said. "Alex will transfer because of the NCAA tournament next year," Alex Oriakhi Sr. said.

Evan Smotrycz, Carlton Brundidge and Colton Christian leave Michigan basketball program
Evan Smotrycz was recruited by Syracuse initially before picking Michigan.

Kenny is excited about the Sweet 16 and wishes Fab Melo a fond farewell: