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Syracuse Daily Links - Everyone Found Out About Tyler Ennis

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The latest in a long line of Tyler Ennis Appreciation Columns that came out this week, plus more links.

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Arguably nation’s most valuable freshman, Tyler Ennis leads No. 2 Syracuse | One And One - SI.com

As the Orange prepared to face former Big East foil and fellow ACC unbeaten Pittsburgh on Saturday, these very valid appreciations of Ennis’ calm and intelligence almost obscured his outsized production. He has 96 assists against just 23 turnovers, a glistening 4.2-to-1 ratio that ranks 14th nationally. The next-best assist total for a Syracuse player is 25. His 2.8 steals per game rank seventh nationally, and 5.3 percent of opponent possessions end in an Ennis pilfer, a rate good for ninth nationally. When scoring is required, he can, with his true shooting percentage – an efficiency measure taking into account three-pointers and free throws — at 52.6.

Starting 5: Syracuse vs. Arizona? Small nod goes to Wildcats - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News

Where SU might lack is its ability to generate enough offense against a defense as oppressive as Arizona’s, which could use Gordon as a lockdown defender against Fair and Johnson to keep shooter Trevor Cooney from finding open looks. That’s why I’d lean toward Arizona. But, man, would I love to see this game.

Cuomo and Mahoney Attempt to give SU 200 Million for a dome - Bull Run

Build a new stadium which will be used mainly by a private school or build a field house and facilities for your four public University centers..... Hmmmm

LeBron James on Michael Carter-Williams: 76ers 'got a good one' in rookie from Syracuse | syracuse.com

"He has been playing great basketball," LeBron James told csnphilly.com on Friday. "Obviously he has his ups and downs like any ol' rookie, but he has been playing pretty steady basketball for his team, so they got a good one."

Bombers Sign Import Linebacker | Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Hogue played college at Syracuse, playing in 45 games with 31 starts. He produced 167 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and six pass knockdowns, throughout that time.

Syracuse University Athletics - SU Lacrosse TV Schedule Features Five National Appearances

Eleven of the Syracuse men's lacrosse team's 13 regular-season games will be televised this season, including five appearances on ESPN platforms as part of the network's 2014 college lacrosse coverage. The second-ranked Orange also has six games slated to air locally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (TWCS).

Syracuse mayor meets with SU consultant on arena, but her questions remain | syracuse.com

"At this point, the questions are still out there to be answered,'' he said. "Nothing new to report.''

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer visits a tough guy named George Lonergan at the hospital | syracuse.com

Bud Poliquin talks with George Lonergan who lost both legs in a horrific snowmobile accident a few weeks ago. Less than 24 hours after watching S.U. football coach Scott Shafer win the Texas Bowl from his Upstate hospital bed, the coach and wife Missy brought holiday cheer to George with a surprise visit and the gift of a game helmet.

Syracuse basketball: '3 Points' with Matt Roe previews SU-Pitt (video) | syracuse.com

Matt Roe and Brent Axe talk Trevor Cooney, Jerami Grant, and SU-Pitt this week.

Lots of reasons to like Pitt against Syracuse - Cardiac Hill

Quick, raise your hands if you thought that Pitt's game this weekend against Syracuse would be as big as it is now.