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No Nerlens Noel for Syracuse? On to the next thing ... |
Syracuse still has a loaded front court without Noel of DaJuan Coleman, Baye Keita, Rakeem Christmas, and C.J Fair. What did Georgetown get out of this? A copy of the home game?

Poliquin: With Nerlens Noel headed for Kentucky, Syracuse will happily "settle" for its Big Three |
SU’s won’t be exactly desolate, though. Three heads -- Keita, Christmas and Coleman -- may, may, prove to be better than one. No matter how much hair sits atop it.

David Stern, Mark Cuban wrong about NBA age limit - ESPN
Along with thousands of other Syracuse fans, I was not at all surprised to learn that Fab Melo and Dion Waiters won't be returning for another chance at the NCAA title. Do I wish they would've come back? As a fan, yes. That being said, do I think players have every right to leave? Absolutely.

Nerlens Noel To Kentucky, Shabazz Muhammad To UCLA, And 5 Thoughts On National Signing Day -
Before he announced, Twitter was buzzing that he'd go to Georgetown, which might have been even cooler than Kentucky. Watching a one-and-done superstar play for a buttoned-up powerhouse like Georgetown would have been so much more interesting than seeing another freak of nature go through Calipari's machine in Lexington. Having said that, he probably made the right call, and this image will be so much fun for the next 12 months.

Syracuse Orange Basketball - No Noel, No Problem For 'Cuse
You know things are good with the program when the "backup plan" is starting three McDonald's All-Americans.

2011-12 Syracuse basketball: Superlatives | The Juice Online
Most Valuable Player: Dion Waiters Waiters was often a spark to the offense that couldn’t always get going. When he was in the game, the offense had someone who could get to the hoop and score. But where Waiters was most valuable was on the defensive end of the ball. He forced turnovers and was the reason the Syracuse transition game was so highly touted this season. He is a creator on the court and it’s no surprise that he’s headed off to start his NBA career.

The Bud and Brent Show: Nerlens Noel's hype, Bryce Harper's promise, Syracuse lacrosse's struggles |
What does the hype about Nerlens Noel say about our sports culture? How special a player is current Syracuse Chiefs star Bryce Harper? Can the Syracuse Crunch make a deep run in the AHL playoffs? What is behind the struggles of this season's Syracuse Lacrosse team? Will "The Three Stooges" be remembered as the worst movie ever made?

MLAX | Struggles at faceoff X continue for Syracuse through 10 games - Sports - The Daily Orange
"That’s what Cornell does," head coach John Desko said. "They’re ferocious on ground balls. They get over defensively to pressure you when they can. They try and double-team you in the open field, and we had to take advantage of those situations to get goals and we didn’t."

Syracuse University lacrosse rookie goalie Bobby Wardwell takes his lumps but displays promise |
"One of the reasons we put him out there was because of his personality," Desko said. "He doesn’t get rattled easily, at least not in practice, and I think we evaluated that well going into the Princeton game and he showed it. He proved to us as a coaching staff that he’s up for anything we give him."

5 Reasons Syracuse Orange Should Be Favorites to Win March Madness in 2013 | Bleacher Report
Let me to tell you why this Syracuse team will not only compete for a title but win it all. It starts with what the Orange already have from last year, and that is depth.

Syracuse University Athletics - "Inside the BIG EAST" Features Syracuse
No. 2/2 Syracuse will be featured on this week's edition of "Inside the BIG EAST". The segment highlights the Orange's success this season and its rise to its highest ranking in school history.

From the video's description...

"A Syracuse fan lost a bet to me which required him to dress up like the Brutus the Buckeye mascot to watch the following Final Four games. The costume entails a big, paper mache helmet that I'd create especially for him.

Luis helped me, thankfully, because patience is not one of my virtues and I blew two fuses and wanted to rush painting when the paper mache hadn't dried. And, he thought savvy enough, to put bubble wrap on the inside to cushion the blunt of random slaps to the head. Which Katie did a few times."

Brutus the Buckeye Wins a Bet from Barry Twins on Vimeo.