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Syracuse Daily Links - Looking Ahead To '12 - '13


How good can Syracuse be in the 2012-13 season? | The Juice Online
After one of the best seasons in school history fell short of the Final Four, Syracuse fans have been left to speculate on what the cards hold for next year. Unfortunately, the team will probably be worse.

Syracuse University Athletics - Frazier Earns NACDA Pioneer Award
Syracuse deputy athletics director/chief of staff Herman Frazier is a 2012 Pioneer Award winner, as selected by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Frazier was the first African-American to win a Gold Medal and return as the Chef De Mission of the U.S. Delegation at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Tommy Palasek makes Big East Honor Roll again |
Syracuse University lacrosse attackman Tommy Palasek tied a career high with four goals and added an assist Sunday during the Orange’s 12-10 loss to Duke in the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. The performance earned the senior a spot on the Big East Honor Roll for the second consecutive week.

DraftExpress: Mcdonald's All-American Week Player Evaluations (Part One)
A solid, but certainly not spectacular athlete, Coleman's terrific physical strength allowed him to make an impact around the rim during his time in Chicago as an offensive rebounder and finisher. Showing very good patience letting would-be shot blockers fly by him down low, Coleman was able to make the most of the touches he got around the rim, despite his average explosiveness. Displaying soft hands and the ability to finish above the rim, Coleman did not get too many opportunities to showcase his post-game in this setting, doing most of his damage off of dump passes from penetrating teammates.

Syracuse Recruits DC 2.0, Grant & Nerlens Ball Together in All-Star Victory : Orange Fizz
Coleman and Grant dazzled as well. DC has a knack for the ball. He ripped down nearly every rebound – similar to his McD’s performance – and ran the floor tremendously for a big. All three ran well together, an exciting sign if Nerlens did decide to join the Orange. Coleman looks like a player that could tire quickly, but his raw aggression doesn’t stop.

Lots of Pulp: High Top Hysteria - April 3, 2012
Nerlens noticed this yesterday, or didn't, when he hit the Twitterverse wondering if Fab was really going pro. That stirred Cuse Nation into a frenzy, launching a hashtag campaign that briefly trended nationwide. Didn't see Kentucky fans doing that. They were too busy at the National Champio ... uhh ... let's move on.

Ten Greatest Programs in College Basketball History
You can't get much more consistent than Syracuse under Jim Boeheim, who has been the head coach at his alma mater since 1976. The Orange have made 29 NCAA tournaments and recorded 34 20-win seasons during that span. Set in their classic 2-3 zone, Boeheim's clubs were part of some great rivalries in the early days of the Big East. Their one championship - in Carmelo Anthony's lone season in 2002-03 - and two runners-up finishes keep the 'Cuse from an ascension on this list.

John Calipari Is Not The Future -
With the the former... North Carolina and Kansas don't have to become Kentucky to win titles. The team Carolina had this year might have beaten Kentucky if not for an injury to Kendall Marshall, and Kansas would've had a better shot Monday if they'd been playing with two star recruits who the NCAA ruled ineligible before the season started. Syracuse had a decent chance this year, too, if they'd been playing with Fab Melo, another casualty of eligibility issues.

The Syracuse Orange's impressive 2011-12 season ended with a regional final loss to Ohio State.

PFW talks about Andrew Tiller's draftability while referencing an incident from 2009 that everyone forgot about as a serious red flag. Seriously, I think they made up the idea that Tiller's reputation is in question.