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Scott Shafer's Orange outperformed expectations this season.

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Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer one of few new coaches to exceed Sports Illustrated expectations |

Shafer joined a group that includes Wisconsin's Gary Anderson and Arkansas State's Brian Harsin performing one game better than expected.

Syracuse football video: Quarterback Terrel Hunt previews the Texas Bowl |

The Syracuse quarterback previews the Texas Bowl in a video chat with's Brent Axe.

Minnnesota Football: TDG Hangout Goes Bowling with Our Syracuse Friend - The Daily Gopher

GoAUpher and I chatted with John from Troy Nunes is...we chatted with John from SBN's incredible Syracuse blog. We mostly just asked John questions about the Orange and then blabbed about how the Gophers are going to dominate. After talking about bourbon of course.

Fizzmas Wish List: Top Football Recruits on Syracuse’s Radar before NSD : Orange Fizz

The Fizzmas Wish List: the top recruits on Syracuse’s radar this holiday season.

2014 Mock Draft |

Jerami Grant currently 12th, Tyler Ennis 15th and C.J. Fair 35th.

Carmelo Anthony, Michael Carter-Williams on list of NBA's best-selling jerseys |

After Curry, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat checks in at No. 7, followed by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Harden, Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics, George, and then Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers at No. 15.

Former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche sinks crazy shot in Italian league (video) |

Triche, who plays for Trento basketball in Italy, joked that he was working on his post moves.

Everything you need to know about this season's bowls - ESPN

The Orange needs a victory to finish with a winning record in its first season in the ACC and first campaign under coach Scott Shafer. Syracuse lost two of its last three games and had to beat Boston College 34-31 on Nov. 30 to become bowl eligible.

Now accepting applications for the Sean Miller Appreciation Society - College Basketball - Luke Winn -

Ennis has been off-the-charts good against quality competition, scoring with an All-America level of efficiency, an All-America assist/turnover ratio and a steal percentage that tops MC-Dubz's very impressive steal percentage. Syracuse lost a Lottery Pick point guard and somehow upgraded at the position.

Tyler Ennis and Tyler Ennis: The Syracuse guard and Buffalo Sabres center answer questions |

Do you ever get mistaken for the other Tyler Ennis? "On Twitter. Never in person. But people always look at me like 'Tyler Ennis is your real name?'"

Orange Watch: Talent spigot for Syracuse basketball gushing at full blast | The Juice Online

Add next year’s two highly rated recruits F Chris McCullough and PG Kaleb Joseph who’ve signed letters of intent, along with last week’s verbal commitment from N.J. junior elite SG prospect Malachi Richardson who joins Hudson Valley native PF Tyler Lydon in the 2015 class, and the current recruitment of HS sophomores, it’s clear that the influx of talent is not going to dissipate in the eventual Boeheim-to-Mike Hopkins transition which is likely to occur somewhere during the period that these last two classes of scholarship players are on campus.

Syracuse lacrosse receives 2014 praise, but it’s early | The Juice Online

There’s a lot to like about the 2014 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, and preseason praise is being heaped on the Orange, but let’s temper the expectations a little bit.