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Syracuse's Dion Waiters sought Jim Boeheim's approval before entering NBA draft |
"He said he’d like me back, but he said he thinks I’m ready,’’ Waiters said Monday night. "He’s glad I came to Syracuse and played for him. He thinks I’ve matured a lot. He wished me luck.’’

Basketball Prospectus | Unfiltered
In their regional final against Ohio State in Boston on Saturday, Syracuse was called for 29 personal fouls in a 69-possession game. Of all the games the Orange played during the Big East regular season, at Madison Square Garden for the Big East tournament, and in the NCAA tournament, the game against the Buckeyes represented the team’s season-high for number of fouls per possession. By far.

Mixed Juice: What does the future hold for Syracuse’s Fab Melo & Dion Waiters? | The Juice Online
In the first of a multi-part series, editorial staff of The Juice Online will be discussing the Syracuse basketball team. The first discussion centers around the futures of Dion Waiters and Fab Melo.

What Went Wrong: Fab Melo’s Ineligibility Wrecked SU’s Final Four Chances : Orange Fizz
We’ll never know how a Fab vs. Sully throwdown would have turned out. It’s impossible to compute the impact a particular player would have on a game. This team won three tournament games shorthanded, and fell just short of a Final Four appearance. But Orange Nation will never shake the feeling this run would have been even longer had Fab Melo been a part of it.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - - Pioneers' Jeff Desko lives up to name
"My freshman, sophomore, junior years I stayed away from Syracuse," Jeff Desko said. "I didn’t want to go to Syracuse. I did in the back of my mind, but I was trying to tell myself to make my own path. But it’s a great opportunity and I wouldn’t trade it for the world."

With Syracuse men's basketball done, what can a Central New York sports fan do? Plenty |
The departure of the Syracuse University men’s basketball from the local sports landscape Saturday night created a void that will require a joint effort to at least partially fill.

Syracuse University lacrosse team's man-up unit has proven to be a critical weakness thus far |
The Syracuse University lacrosse team has struggled to score goals in settled offense this season, which is why winning faceoffs and manufacturing goals in unsettled situations and on man-ups is so critical.

Where Are They Now? Brendan Carney, Syracuse punter |
Fans probably saw me more than they'd like to have seen. I was always willing to go to fan events to talk to them. A lot of them got to know me, not just as a football player but as a person. I hope they'd remember me for that.

Episode 20 ..::.. And We All Go Home | Upstate Hoops Podcast
What went wrong against Ohio State and how are the 2012-13 Syracuse Orange shaping up?

SU’s Block Party 2012 Trends on Twitter: #ThingsIdRatherDoThanGoToBlockParty
Despite the rather long hashtag, #ThingsIdRatherDoThanGoToBlockParty has become a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti seeking financial relief from Big East for loss of a home football game |
"We'll deal with it in a very direct manner with the league," Pernetti said of having just six home games. "We're disappointed that we were not made whole on a league (home) game with TCU's departure. Having said that, we took control of our situation. While there were opportunities out there to bring a second 1-AA (FCS) opponent in here that's just not for us any more. We're not doing that again.

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