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Syracuse University football center Macky MacPherson experiences busy day 1 of Army life |
"It was interesting," MacPherson said of his first morning at Fort Drum. "I was up early because I didn’t want to be wakened by such abrupt notice. So I took a shower and everything. But I can definitely see how it’s a real jolt to people who aren’t expecting it. They said they were going to get us up at 7, but they got us at 6:55. It was a little bit of a surprise (to his teammates)."

FB | After first week of training camp, Hickey settling into role as Pugh’s replacement – The official sports blog for The Daily Orange
"(Hickey’s) been doing a good job. He’s got a good guy teaching him," Smith said. "He’s got his own personal coach. That’s pretty good to have, your own personal coach is a pretty good player so that’s been going well for Sean."

Syracuse University football's Deon Goggins says now is time to back up potential with production |
"Deon has been up and down," head coach Doug Marrone said. "When you look at Deon Goggins and you watch our USC game last year, he dominated against a good football team. And he needs to play at that level, and I’ve talked to him about that. He needs to play at that level every week, and he has that ability, so him going out there and playing at that high level and being consistent is going to be important for us. He can really, really help us."

Dan Vaughan — Meet the 2012 Syracuse football team | The Juice Online
"It’s pretty somber in there especially after you start off so great with a 5-2 season and then go on and lose five from there," linebacker Dan Vaughan said. "We had an opportunity to make a bowl game and there were high expectations. We were ready for this game but things didn’t work out. It was a disappointing loss."

Kingston High graduate Rachel Coffey raising her game at Syracuse (video) -
After a strong finish to her sophomore basketball season with the Orange — becoming the starting point guard for the last 27 games — the former Kingston High star has a different perspective. "It’s just the maturity level and learning his system," said Coffey, referring to SU coach Quentin Hillsman. "It’s about growing up and being mature."

Watertown Daily Times | SU legend Little reflects on military background, nearly choosing West Point
"There’s nothing more valuable than my word," Little said. "Once I give you that, you can take it to the bank." The rest is history. Little would become a three-time All-American while at Syracuse, before joining the Denver Broncos in 1967. Playing nine seasons in the AFL and NFL, he would be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Syracuse University Athletics - Orange Puts Twist on Training
The Syracuse women's soccer team took part in a different type of training on Monday, Aug. 13 in preparations for its season opener this Sunday at Colgate. The squad and coaching staff spent the afternoon at Orenda Springs in nearby Marcellus, N.Y., working on team-building exercises.

Jacksonville signs former Syracuse University DB Mike Holmes |
Holmes, who now gets a chance to play in his hometown, was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Chicago Bears in 2011 and was waived during final cuts. He was signed to Indianapolis’ practice squad last October and then promoted to the 53-man roster in early December. The Colts waived him in May.

Big East men's soccer preview | College Soccer News
Syracuse (3-12-1/1-7-1) With one season to go before embarking for the ACC, the Orangemen get one more chance at a strong performance in the Big East. Last year’s team lost a number of close games, and it’ll be up to some of the more experienced players such as forward Louis Clark, midfielder Ted Cribley and Mark Brode to help spearhead the improvement.

Syracuse Orange Football 2012 Season Preview | Jeremy L Sports
For the 2012 campaign, it features the return of key players as well as some missing pieces. Will those key players, along with fourth-year Head Coach Doug Marrone take the next step and put Syracuse football back on the map?

Doug Marrone talks with Vince Ferrara on the News Sentinel Sports Page Summer of College Football on "The Sports Animal" on WNML in Knoxville. Interesting perspective to talk about Doug's Tennessee experience.