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Carmelo Anthony: The Biggest (Playoff) Loser -
Anthony played his 50th career playoff game Saturday, a 100-67 massacre at the hands of the Miami Heat. Heading into Monday's Game 2, Anthony now owns a 16-34 career postseason record (.320)—the worst of any player who has appeared in that many postseason games since 1991-92.

Syracuse Orange: 5 Reasons They Will Compete for BCS Title | Bleacher Report | Bleacher Report
However dark the future looks for this team in 2012, here are five reasons why Syracuse will overcome the odds and compete for a BCS title in the near future.

Schizophrenic Syracuse: Which Orange Team Will Show Up in Tourney? : Orange Fizz
It became apparent SU lax has a severe case of multiple personalities disorder. The lacrosse it played in the second half is capable of winning the Big East tournament and getting the AQ to the NCAAs. Unfortunately, the Orange needs to find a way to play that brand of ball for 60 minutes.

WLAX | Kempney dominates draw controls to help Syracuse win 2 weekend games - Sports - The Daily Orange
"She’s outstanding," Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. "… Rules have changed in draw controls that allows for a person that can draw to themselves to be successful and she’s one of those players, so she’s taking advantage of those rules and doing a great job."

Year in Sports | Phasing out: SU sees decline in field team without facilities, specialized coach - Sports - The Daily Orange
Though that last moment hasn’t come yet, the number of field athletes on the Syracuse track and field team has dwindled rapidly, leaving the Orange with its lowest numbers in more than a decade. What was once a major part of the program has become a running joke between athletes at how limited field events are. With a shift in direction under head coach Chris Fox to focus on long-distance running, former and current SU athletes question where the field team is headed into the future.

Q&A with Block Party 2012 performers - Feature - The Daily Orange
When they showed us where we were playing [The Carrier Dome], we just walked through the door and were like "Whoa." This place has some high-a** ceilings.

Syracuse University Athletics - Lewis Takes First In The 100 At Cornell
Sham Lewis' first place finish in the 100-meter dash and Jon Aziz's victory in the 10000-meter run highlighted 23 Syracuse top-ten finishes on Sunday at the Cornell Big Red Invitational in the team's final tune-up before this weekend's BIG EAST Championship. Lewis' time of 10.91 seconds is his season best, and is the second quickest for the Orange this season.

Duke's Michael Gbinije lands at Syracuse - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
If Gbinije wanted to avoid a talented frontcourt -- if he was planning on playing right away -- then his decision to attend Syracuse seems slightly suspect. The Orange will have one of the deepest frontcourts in the country in 2012-13, with Rakeem Christmas and C.J. Fair and Baye Keita and even James Southerland, and two more incoming big men in center DeJuan Coleman (the nation's No. 14-ranked player) and power forward Jerami Grant, who ranks No. 37 in the class of 2012.

Is former Syracuse and new Patriots DE Chandler Jones the next Jason Pierre-Paul? |
"I feel we’re two different type of athletes, but we have the same exact body type. The way I’m different than him? I don’t know. It’s two different styles of football. He’s an all-around player, he’s a pass rusher and a run stopper. I’m not going to say that’s not what I am, but I don’t feel like me and Jason Pierre-Paul are the same player."

Team executive: McNabb should probably retire - CBSSports
Well, he isn't thinking that just yet. As I've previously reported, McNabb has been working with quarterback guru Warren Moon who is proving to be one of the best quarterback coaches out there. If anyone can reenergize McNabb's career, it's Moon.

Syracuse Orange Basketball - Syracuse Targets Have Mixed Results In EYBL Session 2
The second session of Nike's EYBL finished up over the weekend from Hampton, VA. Syracuse had some staff on hand to check out their targets. They saw some perform very well, while others struggled. CIA Bounce, which features Tyler Ennis, remained undefeated at 9-0 overall. They are the only remaining unbeaten in EYBL play. Here's how the individual players faired.

Georgetown University’s Healy Hall clock tower is missing its hands - Campus Overload - The Washington Post
University officials told the Hoya on Monday that they did not remove or authorize the removal of the hands. Georgetown’s Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident, Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh said in an e-mail. She added that stealing university property is a "serious violation of Georgetown's Student Code of Conduct."

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