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2012 NBA Draft: Syracuse's Kris Joseph to Visit Detroit Pistons Two Days Prior to Draft - Yahoo! Sports
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound small forward could be a complement to the Pistons offense. He's quick, has a long reach (standing 8-8, wingspan 6-11) and showed the ability to slash his way to the hoop while at Syracuse. And according to Pistons beat writer David Mayo, Joseph is scheduled to visit the Pistons two days (June 26) before the draft (June 28).

Big East Week: One Big Question for Syracuse, How Will Orange Defense Change? - Saturday Blitz - College Football Insight, Interviews and Analysis
What led to a three-game reduction in both total and Big East wins for the Orange? Simply put, defense. A 5-2 start inspired confidence in the Orange, landing in the "Others Receiving Votes" category after walloping West Virginia, 49-23 on national TV. So it wasn’t the top 25, but given all the program endured in the last eight or so years, it was landmark movement.

Fab Melo’s comments on NCAA tourney suspension don’t strike the right notes | The Dagger: College Basketball Blog - Yahoo! Sports
He's undoubtedly right that the language barrier surely played a role in his academic woes. Nonetheless, the potential late first-round pick could have taken more responsibility for his mistakes and apologized to his teammates and coaches for not being available when they needed him most.

Having a crush on the Orange for the NBA Draft |
"They still got some love for me [in Washington] despite the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry," said Joseph, who led the Orange with 13.4 points and 4.7 rebounds last season. But the 6-foot-7, 215-pounder doesn't stand out and is projected as a second-round pick in a draft class that includes a host of talented small forwards.

Syracuse recruits headline Empire Challenge high school football game at Hofstra, won by Long Island over NYC, 31-7 -
"Syracuse is the face of New York for college football," said the hard-hitting Morgan, who led E-Hall to the PSAL City Championship division finals in December and was an All-City first-team selection by The Post. "They’re getting every top player. Hopefully the young guys keep the trend going."

Former Syracuse receiver Mike Williams aims to rebound from 'terrible season' with NFL's Buccaneers |
"I think it was a terrible season for me. It may have been one of the worst seasons I have had in my career. It’s the bounce back season and I’m going to forget about it. I’m going to use what I did bad to get good this season."

Syracuse University Athletics - USA Under-18 Squad Advances To Gold Medal Game
Incoming Syracuse freshman Jerami Grant (DeMatha Catholic High School/Bowie, Md.), started his fourth straight game and had seven points for Team USA.

16 College QB's on the Rise...Names you probably don't know - Cosby Sweaters
Ryan Nassib Sr. Syracuse, 6-2, 229- With 44 career TD passes and great size Nassib should continue to improve as 15 starters return, including the bulk of the offensive line. Look for Nassib to build on 22 TD passes and a record above 500. In 2010 Nassib proved he could lead a subpar squad to 8 wins as they beat Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl, look for similar results this up coming season.

Former SU student, Olympic hopeful drowns in lake in Colorado - News - The Daily Orange
Joshua Sajous, 22, recently transferred from SU to the University of Northern Colorado to train as a helicopter pilot, according to The Greeley Tribune. He also previously attended Morrisville State College, where he studied design and architectural studies. The Weld County coroner ruled his death as an accidental drowning. Officials believe Sajous became tired while swimming toward the raft, according to the article.

Syracuse women's basketball's Tiara Butler shows off her not-at-all-traveling moves...