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Syracuse Daily Links - Virginia Tech Stole Syracuse's ACC Invite 10 Years Ago Today

Today's daily links recall Virginia Tech stealing Syracuse's ACC bid a decade ago, MCW draft evaluations, praise for RB Jerome Smith and more...


Teel Time: Marking 10-year Anniversary of ACC's invitation to Virginia Tech |

Indeed, ACC membership has enhanced Tech athletics financially, competitively and academically. And while the Hokies’ non-revenue sports don’t approach the elite level enjoyed by league rivals such as Virginia, Duke, North Carolina and Florida State, they have improved exponentially.

Is Jim Boeheim really a Poor Developer of NBA Talent? Nope, He's Just Like the Other Top Coaches |

Syracuse is one of just 12 programs that have had at least six players drafted over the last decade. Most of them have developed above-average players about half the time.

Rush to Play in the NBA Changes How Coaches Recruit | ESPN

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has something of a different view. He's had his share of successful early entries -- Carmelo Anthony ring a bell? -- but he tries to keep the NBA out of the living room when he recruits.

Hamilton’s Michael Carter-Williams Carries the Doubt That Fueled His Rise | The Boston Globe

Syracuse didn’t waver, but Carter-Williams played little as a freshman, buried on the depth chart behind Scoop Jardine, Brandon Triche, and Dion Waiters. However, Boeheim said, Carter-Williams never sulked. He studied.

The ACC's Top Heisman Contenders in 2013 | Athlon Sports

10. Jerome Smith, RB, Syracuse (--): In his first year as the starter, Smith delivered admirably with 1,171 yards on 227 carries. The 220-pounder came on strong in the second half as well, posting five 100-yard efforts and all three touchdowns in the season’s final seven games.

Some Thoughts on Maryland the ACC Post-Split | Duke Basketball Report

First, Maryland’s stadium is runtish compared to the huge arenas in the Big Ten. Maryland can conceivably sell more tickets to see Ohio State than say Wake, but there’s a problem with this logic: they’re expecting Maryland fans to come out and see even worse beatings.

Better Know a Prospect: Michael Carter-Williams, G - Syracuse | At The Hive

Carter-Williams's main strength on offense is his ability to pass. He's a fluid ball-handler with an explosive first step that can quickly get by defenders, while deploying an array of hesitation moves that can baffle opponents.

Syracuse Wide Receiver Quinta Funderburk Had More to Focus on Other Than Football During Spring Practice |

"He wasn't able to be as available this spring simply because he had some academic issues he had to work through," wide receivers coach Rob Moore said. "I believe he's resolved those issues.

Sizing up the ACC: Tigers Have Company in Unproven Backfield | Orange and White

3) Syracuse – Jerome Smith: Outlook: The Orange can claim a pretty strong duo themselves in seniors Jerome Smith (1,171 yards/3 TDs in 2012) and Prince-Tyson Gulley (830 yards/9 TDs in 2012), and with the QB spot unsettled, they'll give opponents a steady dose of the ground game.

At 23 years Old, Syracuse's Eric White a Recruiting Success Story |

So began White's quick ascension in the world of football. He is energetic and enthusiastic, dedicated and driven, and yes, he's really just 23 years old and already Syracuse's director of recruiting operations.

Syracuse Football Recruiting: Orange First to Offer 2017 Quarterback Kasim Hill |

Kasim Hill slung his big blue and black duffel bag over his shoulder while exiting Syracuse's football wing. The Class of 2017 quarterback prospect had been camping at Syracuse the last two days, and he has been rewarded with his first scholarship offer from coach Scott Shafer.

Predicting The 2013 College Football Season: ACC Standings And Division Champs | BC Interruption

ACC Atlantic: 1. Florida State, 2. Clemson, 3. Boston College, 4. N.C. State, 5. Maryland, 6. Syracuse, 7. Wake Forest

Hoop Dreams Magazine put together a mixtape of some of Ron Patterson's highlights from last season. Take a look...