After spending 34 years as a charter member of the Big East, Syracuse University is a member of the ACC starting today.
So in these "me-first, get-mine, squeeze-more" times in which college sports operate, how can anybody seriously blame the Orange for grabbing all that could be grabbed while it was there to be grabbed?
"Coming in to the ACC, guys might not know (about us)," Davis said. "We're coming into the ACC not to just be an average team. We're coming into the ACC to win a championship, an ACC championship. Teams better watch out. That's all I can say."
"It's like a surprise birthday where you already know they're throwing the surprise birthday party," the Syracuse athletics director said.
Appreciating that there's now nearly a decade's worth of Boston College and Syracuse grads that may not be familiar with one another, I figured this was as good a time as any to get reacquainted. Here are a few reasons why you should absolutely dislike the Syracuse Orange.
Leprechauns are mischievous creatures, especially the ones from Notre Dame. Today, the Fighting Irish leprechaun decided to send a message to Syracuse’s mascot, Otto the Orange:
Several notable transfers and junior college signees will have an immediate impact, but the early schedule is not favorable with a season opener against Penn State and a trip to Northwestern. However, it is possible the Orange could top 4.5 wins in the final two weeks with home games against Pitt and Boston College. With even odds on each side, I'll take my glass half full. VERDICT: Over
"I have to make more plays consistently. Some games I went without making enough plays. Being the leader of the secondary, they’re relying on me to make numerous plays on the back end. I used to rely on my athleticism in my first 2 years starting. I dedicated this off season to becoming a real good technician in order to put myself in the best opportunity to make plays for the team."
Andrea Adelson looks at the future for Pitt and Syracuse in the ACC.
The ACC and other conferences are welcoming new schools as official league members on Monday, some in stranger ways than others.
Host Jeff Fischel talks with Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim about joining the ACC, the strength of basketball in the league and the familiar faces around the conference.