"They don’t have the players they want to play in the ACC. We’re the type of kids that they want and fit their system. So it’s good to know that he’s the first one we get. He’s going to help us so much more, [since], as everybody says, he was the most highly recruited person that we’ve brought in the last couple of years."
NBA TV will also air the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase on Thursday at 9 p.m. That's the intra-squad game played at the Thomas & Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV.
"Andre has got such a physical presence on the court," Boeheim said. "You forget he's still young, but he's got such a presence out there and he's going to get better. People have to remember, the Olympics is still three years away. How much better is he going to get in three years?
"If you look at Syracuse’s performance in recent years, it becomes clear that the Orange are far from a football powerhouse," says person who writes about Maryland football...
"I got called ‘sweetie’ the other day and that’s new to me," MacPherson said. "I held the door open for someone and she said ‘thanks sweetie.’ You get called different names when you’re up North."
Syracuse field hockey head coach Ange Bradley has announced the hiring of Allan Law as assistant coach. A native of Scotland, Law joins the Orange as a highly-accomplished player and coach.
"We're not going to do that,'' Bill Duffy, the CEO of Bill Duffy Associates, said Tuesday. "Some team is either going to be committed to him and give him an opportunity to make their roster or we'll look at opportunities overseas.''
The fourth-year pro had 63 receptions for 996 yards and nine touchdowns last season, helping Josh Freeman became the first 4,000-yard passer in franchise history.
It was Shafer's first foray into the white-hot media spotlight that comes with being a head coach in a power conference. He had done plenty of interviews from January to the present, but never with the microscopic intensity of more than 100 media members in the same place at the same time. This was his first real test, his welcome-to-the-ACC moment, his induction into the head coaching fraternity with recorders and cameras and flashbulbs hawking his every move.
The Syracuse University players participated in a two-day training camp at Fordham University over the weekend. They departed for Estonia on Sunday with the East Coast All-Stars, a team coached by Guy Rancourt of D-III Lycoming College.
SU should feel fairly comfortable in its fresh football digs because those already there will be reasonably recognizable. At least from a program point of view. Or, anyway, if recent history matters for much.