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Get up to speed before the season begins with a whole slew of preview articles and player profiles.

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Syracuse guards Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney must replace the best defensive backcourt in SU history |

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says last year's starting backcourt of Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche were the best defensive duo in SU history.

2013 Basketball Guide | The Daily Orange

Get up to speed before the season begins with a whole slew of preview articles and player profiles.

Syracuse and Canada basketball: The romance continues on the recruiting trail |

With Canada becoming a more vital pipeline to talent for American college teams and with Syracuse situated so close geographically to the Canadian border, it stands to reason the Orange will attract its share of interest from Canadian prep prospects.

Syracuse has sold close to 21,000 basketball season tickets; what does that mean in the ACC? |

"We still have limited season tickets available in all sections, starting at $450 all the way up to premiere floor seating," he said in an email. "The demand confirms what we all know: we have the premiere basketball venue and atmosphere in college basketball, and the premiere college basketball fans."

ACC Football State Challenge: Boston College Football Visits State #36 On Saturday - BC Interruption

It's Syracuse out in front in the ACC. The Orange lead the Eagles by a state, a lead that Syracuse will double next season when the program takes its first trip to South Carolina to take on Clemson.

Michael Carter-Williams benefits from having a roommate — his stepfather | Boston Herald

To ease Carter-Williams’ transition to the 76ers on and off the court, his stepfather Zach Zegarowski, who is responsible for the Halloween decorations and most other daily tasks, is living with him.

Behind Enemy Lines: Syracuse - Testudo Times

As part of Testudo Times' 2013 football coverage, staffer Alex Kirshner is corresponding with opposing teams' beat writers and SB Nation bloggers for each week on the Terrapins' schedule. This week, we check in with Jared Smith of Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, SB Nation's Syracuse Orange site – with a longer name than ours.

So, how many starters are returning for Maryland against Syracuse? - Testudo Times

C.J. Brown is back at quarterback, as is Brandon Ross at running back. Nigel King appears to be fully recovered at wide receiver, and has reclaimed the starting spot he lost earlier in the year (due to a combination of health issues and performance issues probably caused by health issues). Starting tight end Dave Stinebaugh is back, as are a number of second-stringers on offense -- wide receivers Daniel Adams and DeAndre Lane, right tackle Nick Klemm, and fullback Tyler Cierski.

Three Syracuse football players named to Capital One Academic All-District Team |

Center Macky MacPherson, long snapper Sam Rodgers and punter Riley Dixon were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for their athletic and academic performance, Syracuse announced Thursday.

Scott Shafer calls reaching a bowl game an 'unspoken challenge' for Syracuse coaching staff |

"It's an unspoken challenge by the coaches," coach Scott Shafer said Thursday morning at his weekly press conference. "The kids may or may not talk about it ... I think each personality dictates how they work with it. I'm not going to tell them what to say or not say."

Syracuse nearly doubling opponents in penalties, penalty yardage through 8 games |

Syracuse has been plagued by penalties from the opening week of the season, and that problem has not subsided eight games later.

Sean Hickey lobbies for switch to wide receiver (and other developments for Syracuse on offense) |

"Gimme the ball, gimme the ball," Hickey said. "All week long I'm like 'Terrel, come on, just throw it.' I'd have to be behind (the quarterback) so it'd be a run, but still, just throw it out there."

Fizz Five: Keys to the Game against Maryland : Orange Fizz

In the end, the Orange can beat the Terps. Even if C.J. Brown, the Maryland starting quarterback, is healthy and starts this week, he will be without his top two receivers. The Orange offense is confident coming off a stellar performance and should be able to shut down Maryland. If SU feeds the backfield beast, and Terrel Hunt can make small improvements from last week, the Orange should be in good position to win.

'The Blitz' with Dan Conley week nine: Syracuse at Maryland |

Dan Conley and Brent Axe break down Syracuse's win over Wake Forest and preview this weekend's game at Maryland.

Maryland Will Wear Black Version of Pride Uniforms Saturday Against Syracuse - Testudo Times

Maryland will be wearing the black version of their pride uniform for the first time this season when the Terps take on Syracuse at Byrd Stadium.