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BlogPoll Returns! New No. 1 Team Overtakes Preseason Rankings -
LSU fans should smile: the Tigers move past USC for the No. 1 spot in our second preseason rankings for 2012. And Syracuse receives one vote (one too many?).

Syracuse University Athletics - Murray, Tumolo: Nation's Top Scoring Duo
Sophomore Alyssa Murray and junior Michelle Tumolo are the top scoring duo in the nation. The pair has amassed 175 points through 18 games, which is 17 points more than any other combination in the country.

Orange::44: 2012 NCAA Lacrosse Bracket Preview and Update
Call it a homer pick if you like, but if the Syracuse team that played in the Big East Tournament shows up to Durham, that team is going to be dangerous. Either way, I feel good about my bracket until it crumbles in a few short days.

MLAX | 3 keys for Syracuse to advance past Duke in 1st round of tournament - Sports - The Daily Orange
SU finally seems to have found an answer to its lingering problem late in the season. The Orange edged both Villanova and St. John’s by one in the faceoff battle last weekend at the Big East tournament. With an advantage on draws and ground balls in both games, Syracuse blew away both teams by a combined score of 27-10 to win the conference tournament championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Q&A with producer, screenwriter, Syracuse University alumnus Aaron Sorkin - News - The Daily Orange
I can't wait to go to Varsity Pizza — I just hope they haven't changed their recipe since I graduated. I miss the sight of Crouse College, but mostly, I miss the students and the whole university environment.

Syracuse University lacrosse goalie Bobby Wardwell suddenly calm, cool and in command |
"I’ve kind of gotten used to it and settled down," Wardwell said. "With the defense I have in front of me it’s a lot easier to be relaxed now. I kind of realized how good they are and how supportive they are, so I’m a lot more calm in the goal."

Awarding scholarships to walk-ons can help boost school's APR score |
When calculating a team’s APR, only scholarship athletes are included. But last year, SU awarded a scholarship to Brandon Reese. And while Reese was not the best student among SU’s collection of walk-on players, he was a national honor society member in high school and has appeared on SU’s Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during his Orange career.

TENNIS | Despite disappointing finish, Syracuse emerges nationally with historic season - Sports - The Daily Orange
The banged up and bruised Syracuse team failed to achieve its preseason goal of competing for a national championship, but Jensen’s program also enjoyed its best season in program history. The Orange rose as high as No. 39 in the national rankings and defeated its first ranked opponent, then-No. 25 Yale for a landmark win.

Syracuse University Athletics - SU Looks For Third Straight Title
The 25/24 Syracuse University softball team (40-13, 17-5) looks to make it three-consecutive BIG EAST titles this week in South Bend, Ind. The Orange is the three-seed and will play sixth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

Syracuse softball pitcher Jenna Caira is filling up the record books |
Syracuse University senior Jenna Caira has been that and more, becoming the most decorated pitcher in SU softball’s 13-year history. "She’s undoubtedly the greatest pitcher to ever come through here," said Syracuse coach Leigh Ross.

Syracuse University safety Shamarko Thomas not quite a 'freak' |
For the past two years, the Syracuse University football team has had a player make the annual "Freak List" compiled by football writer Bruce Feldman. Alas, the Orange "freak" streak has stopped at two.’s Syracuse Podcast with lax midfielder Bobby Eilers & ESPNLA’s Dave McMenamin on Carmelo Anthony | The Juice Online
Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Bobby Eilers and ESPNLA’s Dave McMenamin talk Syracuse sports with hosts Robbie Gillies, Micah Tannenbaum and Wesley Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.

The Syracuse Basement Team (CuseMyCampus) decided to investigate what SU students had learned over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year.