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"When [Christmas] plays, he’s probably our best center," said Boeheim, SU’s head coach. "But when he watches, he’s not very good."

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Coming up small: Lack of production from Syracuse’s big men in recent games shifts bulk of scoring to backcourt | The Daily Orange

"When [Christmas] plays, he’s probably our best center," said Boeheim, SU’s head coach. "But when he watches, he’s not very good."

Scrimmage an opportunity for Syracuse to play with new rules | The Daily Orange

"There’s so much that’s put on the officials – from the early jump on the faceoff to when do you call stalling. They’re going to have to determine whether a team is stalling," SU head coach John Desko said. "And then you’re going to have to look at what teams will do."

InsideHalton Article: Record-breaking basket approaches

Kayla Alexander’s next basket will be an awfully memorable one.

Wildcats look to squeeze No. 3 Orange | City of Basketball Love

"I think our guys come in here believing they can beat top-10 teams, believing they belong with top-10 programs," Wright said before practice Thursday. "We haven’t proven it every year, but I think when kids come in here they expect that. Now they’ve got to prove that they can do it consistently."

With staff in place, Syracuse, Shafer mold team - Times Union

"The No. 1 trait I was looking for was character," Shafer said. "Sometimes, it's really hard to investigate that word. You can talk to people you know that have worked with people, and sometimes you have to go that route. I feel like I'm extremely pleased and somewhat blessed here to have prior work experience, especially with these first two guys that'll be our coordinators."

Syracuse lacrosse sets 6 p.m. start for Virginia game at Carrier Dome on March 1 |

The Syracuse University men's lacrosse team will host the University of Virginia on March 1 at the Carrier Dome. The date you knew. The game time you didn't. The school announced Thursday that the marquee game between lacrosse powerhouses will start at 6 p.m. and be televised live on Time Warner Cable Sports.

Syracuse basketball writer Mike Waters talks with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Joe Juliano (audio) |

Post-Standard basketball writer Mike Waters talked with Philadelphia Inquirer writer Joe Juliano about Saturday's men's basketball game between Syracuse University and Villanova at the Wells Fargo Center.

Hungry Hackett, 33, set to take over Bills offense | Pro32: Head to Head

"When I first got to Syracuse, Coach Marrone and I, we had had experience in so many different systems," Hackett said. "So we kind of created this system from all the different systems we've done and we wanted it to be very multiple. You always want to be able to attack in certain (ways). You never want to limit yourself."

2013 Senior Bowl: Introductory Press Conference - Justin Pugh | FanSpeak's NFL Draft Blog

I knew going into the year that I wanted to graduate to kind of give me the option that I could go either way but have my degree. My mom, being a teacher, she was real big on if I didn't get my degree, I wasn't going to be able to come out. So I made sure I took 5 classes over the summer to make sure I graduated in December. And I made my decision before Coach Marrone left for the Bills. But the whole time, he was supportive and he was great about it, and I just can only thank him for that.

Wooden Watch: King's POY ballot - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse - The Orange’s sophomore point guard accounted for his team’s final 13 points in Saturday’s win at Louisville, when he came up with two huge steals in the final 29 seconds. The nation’s assists leader (9.2) had 16 points against Cincinnati two nights later.

Syracuse advanced statistics show interesting trends | The Juice Online

I painstakingly charted the plus/minuses of every lineup Syracuse has used over their first six Big East regular season games. The original idea was to make a case for why Jeremai Grant deserved more playing time (alongside the more experienced guys), but with James Southerland’s indefinite suspension, that argument ceased to be relevant. Still, the numbers I uncovered showed some very interesting and surprising things…

McShay: Nassib’s arm 'vastly overrated' - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"Nassib's arm vastly overrated," McShay tweeted Wednesday. "Short/intermediate throws MPHs but struggles driving ball vertically on tape and see same at Senior Bowl."

Last weekend, Scott Shafer introduced new members of his staff including SU's new defensive and offensive coordinator. But before the new staff looks at the current team, their only focused on one thing. CitrusTV's Gabe Altieri has more on where the new staff have their eyes set.