With the news that Dajuan Coleman will miss at least four weeks after a surgical procedure on his left knee, the Syracuse Orange, 18-2 and ranked 6th in the country, is down to just seven available scholarship players. How did one of the nation's perennial powers wind up with as many players as Hickory High in the movie Hoosiers?
Coleman has started all of Syracuse's games this season. He is averaging 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Coleman may start every game, but has barely been used by Jim Boeheim in game situations that matter.
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"If it came down to a pure football-only decision, I think Syracuse was the favorite," said Steve Lian, head coach at Brighton High School. "But it's impossible to make up that lost ground in two weeks."
Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports the Buccaneers have begun contract extension talks with wide receiver Mike Williams. Williams, who turns 26 in May, is entering a contract year.
Perhaps the place to start is with his first Stanford staff, hired in 2007. Harbaugh's first defensive coordinator, Scott Shafer, is now the head coach at Syracuse.
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It's no real surprise that one of the most storied basketball factories in the country is supplying the NBA D-League with some of it's top talent, however, some of the aforementioned names might just translate their noteworthy play in the NBADL, to a stint in the NBA. Until then, their exciting brand of basketball will continue to be enjoyed by fans and respected by their peers in the NBA D-League.
Syracuse is tied for 58th with 13 returning starters. Five schools have 19 while Louisiana Tech has only six.
Sykes has won two BE rookie of the week awards for the Orange this season. She finished with 16 points and six rebounds in that St. John's stunner.
But a glance at SU statistics reveals some interesting things about how Syracuse is playing with Jerami Grant as Southerland’s understudy. Granted, part of this analysis relies on a small sample size. But it’s compelling, nonetheless.
About 45 students and community members gathered on Waverley Avenue between the Schine Student Center and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications between 2 and 2:30 p.m. to advocate for transparency within DPS and show their support for Shanley, who is known by many as "Officer Friendly."
Carter-Williams, or MCW, has been the engine that has driven Syracuse to their impressive record with his dynamic passing and opportunistic scoring. He’s also been a major reason that Syracuse has struggled with seemingly inferior opponents with poor shot selection and turning the ball over nearly four times per game.
"We just got to get ugly goals and take pride in that," head coach Paul Flanagan said. "I don’t know if some of these kids think it has to be tic-tac-toe because we’re playing a young team, but we can’t play that way, we’re just not that good."
I realize complaining about the Nation’s Top Assist guy might seem a little petty, but I really believed he was a better offensive talent than we’ve seen so far. His vision has been great and he’s come up huge in some big moments, but the stroke has not been there all season.
In his Weekly Report, Jay Bilas counts down the six best passers in college basketball.