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Find out about Syracuse people who were in the Boston Marathon and made it out okay.

Kara Sassone

List of Syracuse University community members running in Boston Marathon who have been identified as safe | The Daily Orange

Here is a list of people with Syracuse University connections who were running in the Boston Marathon today and have been confirmed safe. We will update the list as we find out more.

Syracuse University ROTC cadets safe after Boston Marathon explosions |

A squad of Syracuse University ROTC cadets who marched the Boston Marathon with 40-pound backpacks are safe, the father of one of the cadets said.

North Syracuse runner, honoring his father, thankful to escape bomb blasts in Boston |

"Me getting my medal around my neck really doesn’t mean much compared to the loss of life and the carnage and the people who were hurt," he said. "It just took everything from the day."

Decision on starter at QB for Syracuse likely won’t be made until August _ after an addition - The Washington Post

"Right now, I’m happy with what we’ve got in those guys," said new quarterbacks coach Tim Lester, who also serves as recruiting coordinator. "The guys have stepped up. It’s hard when you think you’re going to be a backup and now all of a sudden you’re a starter. You’ve got to take it to a different level."

Syracuse men's lacrosse midfielder Luke Cometti named Big East Offensive Player of the Week |

Cometti set a career-high with four goals against Cornell Wednesday. All four scores came in the second half as Syracuse rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to knock off the Big Red.

Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib receives sparkling review from ESPN analyst Jon Gruden |

The question was asked roughly 35 minutes into the teleconference: If Jon Gruden, an analyst with ESPN, could pick one of the quarterbacks in this year's draft class, which one would he take? "I selfishly really like this kid at Syracuse," Gruden said of Ryan Nassib. "I've said that a couple times."

Dion Waiters drives down lane and dunks on Chris Andersen -

The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Miami Heat on Fan Appreciation Night in downtown Cleveland. Dion Waiters showed his appreciation for the fans with this monster dunk on Birdman.

Drew Allen joins a crowded quarterback competition | The NewsHouse | Syracuse University and Community News - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Even with the addition of former Oklahoma Sooner Drew Allen, the quarterback competition is far from over.

From the next Sam Bradford to the next Greg Paulus? A timeline of Drew Allen's journey to Syracuse |

Allen then will have preseason camp to win over a first-year coaching staff that has watched a three-man race see no clear-cut leader emerge this spring. With that, let's take a look at how Allen landed in central New York.

Home improvement: McIntyre, Syracuse coaching staff bring in top-notch local talent to lead program turnaround | The Daily Orange

Bono was a part of a loaded trio of locally groomed players with Stefanos Stamoulacatos and Ben Ramin. SU and Empire Evolution assistant coach Jukka Masalin has watched all three play since he joined Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre in switching from Hartwick College to Syracuse in 2010. Despite a miserable 3-12-1 record in 2011, Masalin and company were able to lure in prime local talent.

Syracuse blows out Cincinnati behind balanced scoring, clamp-down defense | The Daily Orange

"I think we are very focused and we’ve really gotten into a groove," Murray said. "This is when you really want to start peaking as a team and we are hitting that at the right time."

CJ Fair should leave Syracuse if he is a first round pick | The Juice Online

Ultimately, Fair’s decision should come down to what is best for him, not Syracuse, and that hinges entirely on if and where he would get picked in this summer’s NBA draft. The two best arguments to go to the NBA now are 1. it’s a very weak draft, and 2. he’s coming off great exposure at the Final Four that he may not get next year.