Syracuse is 18-0, but I’m not nearly as high on the Cuse as everyone else is. They’ve left the State of New York twice since December 1. Still have to travel to Pitt, Duke, Florida State and Virginia. And I remain unsure about the frontline depth/talent. Grant is tough, but only 6-foot-8; if Rakeem Christmas – who picks up fouls like he does rebounds – gets in foul trouble, they’ll get taken apart inside.
All University of Miami students donning their best-looking pajamas will be automatically entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Chili Cookoff, headlined by Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols, and Cassadee Pope. The first 500 students to make it inside the BankUnited Center will receive a special Pajama Jam t-shirt.
"I believe a lot of coaches would be more than willing to hire Bernie,'' Jarvis said, "but I don't think any president or athletic director would allow a coach to hire Bernie. "I think he's been hurt,'' Jarvis added. "He's wounded beyond what anyone could imagine.''
The Orange men's lacrosse team kicks off the 2014 season at the Carrier Dome with a three-way scrimmage against Hofstra and Le Moyne on Saturday, Jan. 25. SU will square off against Hofstra at 12 p.m. and meets Division II powerhouse Le Moyne at 2 p.m. The Pride and Dolphins start things off in the opening game at 10 a.m.
For the third time in as many days, freshman Tyler Ennis was placed on a midseason watch list - this time for the 2014 Integris Wayman Tisdale Award – announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Friday, Jan. 24.
No. 3 Syracuse continues its road trip on Friday, Jan. 24 when it faces Stetson. Opening draw at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Football will not bring ‘Cuse into the national discussion. Basketball will. Hoops are what propel SU fans out of bed on cold mornings. No. 1 or No. 2 or any ranking is great. But we should focus on enjoying these great games, wins, and players. We should try to pry our eyes away from those darn rankings.
As we move towards National Signing Day, Syracuse will be hosting plenty of recruits who wind down their recruiting process with a visit to the Hill next weekend. A more recent name the Orange is trying to go after is Antwan Cordy.
Matt Roe and Brent Axe try and find the first loss on the schedule for the Orange.
Bobby Wardwell has played well enough during the preseason to put some pressure on returning starter Dom Lamolinara to maintain his job.
Free tickets to attend the ESPN GameDay morning telecast will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24. The tickets can be picked up at the Carrier Dome Box Office at Gate B, the Schine Student Center Box Office and Manley Field House on campus.
A lot of people wanted a t-shirt to help them keep track of the Cooneys. Now they've got one...