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Syracuse Football 12 in '12: #12 Nathaniel Hackett | syracuse.com
While Marrone has the resume as an offensive coordinator at the NFL level and certainly has influence over the offense, it is Nathaniel Hackett who has the shovel in his hand and has been charged with unearthing those big plays that were absent a year ago.

The Jim Boeheim Olympic Report: 'This is fun' | syracuse.com
The Opening Ceremony was a great experience in China, but to be honest I can’t say I’ll miss this one in London. You have to wait about four hours in the holding area before you walk in, so that makes for a long day. And another thing: When the United States does finally march in, it’s late so you don’t really get to see much of the ceremony. We’re one of the last nations in, so you only see a little bit of the overall show.

Christmas, Southerland laying foundation for 2012-13 at King of Kings League | syracuse.com
Southerland, who sits second in the league in scoring at 28.3 points per game and fifth in rebounding at 9.3 boards per outing, seems to be establishing a certain chemistry with Christmas. Summer leagues belong to guards and wily wing players, to the detriment of big guys like Christmas, who see the ball almost exclusively when it comes off the backboard.

Syracuse women tab Hamilton’s Knight as new assistant coach :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online
The Syracuse women’s team has named Brendon Knight a new assistant coach. Knight joins the Orange program after six years as head coach of the Hamilton women’s team.

NBA Trade Rumors: Wes Johnson and Hakim Warrick on the Move? | Bleeding Orange
A couple of Syracuse fan favorites now plying their trade in the NBA may soon have new homes. Rumors of a three team trade have Wesley Johnson departing from the Minnesota Timberwolves and heading to the desert to play for the Phoenix Suns. Current Sun Hakim Warrick would head down to New Orleans to play alongside/behind #1 overall pick Anthony Davis for the Hornets. The rest of the players involved don’t really matter because they didn’t play for Syracuse.

Big East Roundup: News and notes from around the conference - CBSSports.com
Connecticut has only sold approximately 19,000 season tickets, according to UConn beat writer Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant. The sales figures pale in comparison to season tickets last summer, when the school sold 25,000 at the end of August, the Courant reported. In 2010, Uconn had already exceeded the current total by early July (23,000).

BECB Preseason Big East Offensive Teams - Big East Coast Bias
Alec Lemon and Justin Pugh make the first-team while Zack Chibane, Macky MacPherson and Ross "Das Boot" Krautman make the second-team.

NBA Summer League: The Summer of Orange Recap | Bleeding Orange
The Las Vegas session of the NBA summer league has wrapped, so it’s time to check up on the former Orange players in attendance.

OL Recruit Alex Officer Has NFL Dreams, Can Syracuse Get Him There? : Orange Fizz
If ESPN’s offer list is to be believed, AO’s recruitment is a tight, exciting, two horse race between Syracuse and Pitt. However, while Officer has reportedly been in no rush to make a decision, he has picked up a signal on many bigger radars. Officer now sits with offers from Boston College, Buffalo, UConn, UMass, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse, and Temple.

Basketball Prospectus' C.J. Moore reveals his Deshaun Thomas All-Stars, named after Ohio State's small forward, and looks at the NCAA breakout players for next year. James Southerland makes the list.