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Syracuse Daily Links - Maryland Wants To Eat Us, Fair On Robertson Watch List

Syracuse senior forward C.J. Fair is one of 15 players identified by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List, announced by the USBWA on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Maryland suggests you eat Syracuse's mascot -

They've even got nutrition facts.

Syracuse University Athletics - Fair Makes Oscar Robertson Watch List

Syracuse senior forward C.J. Fair is one of 15 players identified by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List, announced by the USBWA on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Tim Welsh: ‘You’re going to see a lot of wins’ from Syracuse basketball | The Juice Online

"Tyler Ennis is the most important player. He’s going to run the team. The point guard in Jim Boeheim’s system is the most important player and Ennis is going to be handed the keys and I’m certain he’s going to be terrific. Jim has a lot of confidence in him. He’s talented, he’s confident, he’s mature, and he’s going to get the job done for them. You’re going to see a lot of wins and a lot of fun nights up in Syracuse."

Dixon emerges as reliable punter after walking on to team in 2011 | The Daily Orange

"Riley Dixon," Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said. "Couldn’t be prouder of him."

Donovan McNabb makes time to meet 12-year old fan with health issues on recent visit |

As described on a post on the Facebook page for local radio station TK99, Alex, who is described as a "McNabb superfan," has a medical condition that is going to require major surgery soon. He has been bummed out about the upcoming procedure and needed a lift.

Maryland coach Randy Edsall says he was 'good boy' on his trip to Carrier Dome last weekend |

"I had an escort into the Dome and I had an escort out of the Dome," said Edsall, a Syracuse graduate who also spent more than a decade on the Orange's football coaching staff. "I didn’t watch warmups. I was a good boy. I did exactly what I was told to do."

Syracuse's Scott Shafer downplays questions about 3-4 defense, explains reduced role for Josh Kirkland |

"It's really not a new leaf being turned over, it's what we've done," Shafer said. "We've always been multiple. We base out of the 4-3, and that's what we can run against anything. But the 3-4 gives you a chance to have more athletes on the field when they have more athletes on the field."

Syracuse University Athletics - Halis Named ACC Player of the Week

After registering the match's only goal in SU's 1-0 upset of No. 19 Clemson on Friday, Nov. 1, Alex Halis has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Halis is the first freshman to earn the accolade this season.

Syracuse University Athletics - Shafer Reflects on Wake Forest Win

"It was a good victory. I felt like it was a character victory. I thought the kids bounced back from a very disappointing loss a couple of weeks back and really came together and played strong as a team," head coach Scott Shafer said. "We weren't as good as we needed to be in the first half offensively, but they came back in the second half and I was pleased how the kids came out and continued to fight."

Syracuse quarterbacks coach Tim Lester will coach upstairs in the booth moving forward |

Syracuse made a subtle coaching change Saturday, putting quarterbacks coach Tim Lester upstairs in the booth and running backs coach DeAndre Smith on the sideline.

Syracuse football recruiting roundup: Alin Edouard, Steve Ishmael shine under the lights in Florida |

A pair of Syracuse's biggest recruiting targets took center stage Saturday night at North Miami Stadium.

Under the hood: Patterson’s childhood moniker ‘Buss’ follows freshman guard to Syracuse | The Daily Orange

It’s rare for a freshman to have a noteworthy nickname before stepping on a college court, but Ron "Buss" Patterson is an exception. Yet when those close to Patterson were asked about the origins of the moniker, an answer was elusive.

Michael Carter-Williams handed first loss by Golden State Warriors (Syracuse and CNY in the NBA) |

The former Syracuse guard missed 13 of 17 shots and scored 18 points as the Golden State Warriors handed the Philadelphia 76ers their first loss of the season, 110-90 on Monday night. Carter-Williams also had six assists, four rebounds and six turnovers.

Donovan McNabb's jersey celebration at Syracuse a disappointment compared to others |

Syracuse has a football history rivaling any of the aforementioned schools. Players like McNabb and McPherson come along once a generation. A ceremony worthy of the occasion would have been nice.

Donovan McNabb gave the Syracuse football team his 'Braveheart' speech, and it worked |

"It was a great thing," recalled Trudo, who was decked out in a sharp pin-striped suit as he spoke. "A great speech. He said it doesn't matter who you're playing with or against. And the rankings don't matter, either. All that matters is dominating the man in front of you. It was a real popular speech."

Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor defends record in exit interview |

In an exit interview last week with, she talked about her challenges as an activist leader and the advances she's spurred on campus and in the city. She admitted to no missteps. And she offered some final words of advice to Central New York.

Longtime Syracuse fan Lydon becomes first Class of 2015 commit | The Daily Orange

On Oct. 17, more than two years after Hopkins called, Lydon became the first player to verbally commit to Syracuse for the Class of 2015. Lydon attracted many high-caliber schools with an all-around skill set stuffed into his 6-foot-8, 185-pound frame. But now that his lifelong dream of playing at Syracuse is tangible, he’s working harder than he ever has.