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"You should get a shot of me and Red and Gerry dressed as CIA agents. Because each of us would take a bullet for Coach." - Mike Hopkins


Another Syracuse basketball season is set to dawn, and with it will come more Syracuse basketball excellence |

"You want a good picture?" asked Hopkins, who has served Boeheim as player and assistant nearly non-stop since 1988. "You should get a shot of me and Red and Gerry dressed as CIA agents. Because each of us would take a bullet for Coach."

Orange faces No. 13 Wake Forest in need of victory, help from Duke to make 1st ACC tournament | The Daily Orange

Syracuse (10-6-1, 3-6-1 ACC) holds sole possession of ninth place in the ACC, but only the top eight advance to the conference tournament. Now that SU’s postseason hopes have been reinvigorated after its victory over Clemson on Friday, the Orange needs to pull off one more upset to extend its season.

The Warehouse to be renamed after Chancellor Nancy Cantor | The Daily Orange

The Warehouse will be renamed the "Nancy Cantor Warehouse" to honor the tenure of the outgoing chancellor.

Ashton Broyld changing positions for the fourth time in two years at Syracuse |

Broyld said he started getting practice time at outside receiver in the week leading up to the Wake Forest game, and Lester said he should expect to see time outside and at slot receiver (H-back) position moving forward.

Syracuse basketball: 2013-'14 season preview podcast with beat reporters Mike Waters and Donna Ditota |

Syracuse basketball beat reporters Mike Waters and Donna Ditota join Brent Axe for a podcast to preview the 2013-'14 season.

Crunching statistics on Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt against power-conference opponents |

The best thing going for Hunt is a rushing ability that has held up well against solid opposition.

Syracuse basketball: Five predictions for the 2013-'14 season. Let's hear yours. |

If you ever have the chance to attend a Syracuse basketball practice, a Trevor Cooney missed shot is a pretty rare thing. But as Allen Iverson is fond of saying...well, you know.

Mike's Mailbox: Syracuse players can play in King of Kings but a Colgate player can't play in rec league? |

First, the King of Kings is an NCAA-sanctioned league. The church rec league was not sanctioned. Second, the SU players are in school. The NCAA has a different take on kids who have graduated from high school but don't immediately enroll in a college. In Harries' case, he had spent two years serving a Mormon mission after high school.

Promising sophomores Brittney Sykes, Brianna Butler lead Syracuse women into the 2013 season |

Sophomores Brittney Sykes and Brianna Butler are McDonald's All-Americans in their second seasons at Syracuse. Are they ready to lead the Orange?

Syracuse football, Syracuse basketball and the Buffalo Bills are topics of 'Bud & Brent' |

The Orange opens its hoops season tonight in the Carrier Dome, SU takes its blocking and tackling on the road to Maryland and Doug Marrone's NFL club is off to Pittsburgh.

2013-14 Syracuse basketball: Schedule analysis | The Juice Online

SU will face four ranked opponents in a total of five games in their first season in the ACC.  The headliner of those games is a home-and-home series with Duke, who enters the season ranked fourth in the nation.  #11 North Carolina and #22 Notre Dame will make visits to the Carrier Dome and the Orange will travel to #25 Virginia over the course of conference play.  Pittsburgh, who joins Syracuse in moving to the ACC, picked up some votes in the preseason poll and will have a home-and-home series with the Orange.

Indiana's Yogi Ferrell better in all aspects, and ready for Syracuse rematch - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News

"I like that," Ferrell insists. "I definitely want another crack at them. You have no idea. I can’t wait to go up there and play. Going back and playing them is going to be fun."

College Basketball Top 100 Must-Follow Twitter List - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News Yes, it's a Syracuse blog. But it's actually quite hilarious, which makes following a Syracuse blog all the more tolerable.

ESPN's Bracketology pits Syracuse against old rival Georgetown in the Round of 32 |

How about the possibility of Syracuse and Georgetown meeting in the NCAA Tournament? ESPN bracketology expert Joe Lunardi revealed his first NCAA bracket of the year on Thursday and a potential third-round matchup in Buffalo stood out.

Preseason Bracketology: No. 3 seeds (including Syracuse) for the NCAA Tournament |

Why Syracuse? The Orange has averaged 29.8 victories over the last five years, and it should be right around that number this year. The personnel changes and the results largely remain the same for one of the country’s most consistent programs. Syracuse will contend for a league title in its first season in the ACC behind C.J. Fair

Syracuse Fades Away From New York -

With its move into the ACC and out of the Big East, can Syracuse still be "New York's College Team," as it has long referred to itself? As basketball season gets under way, it's certainly trying.