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Boeheim calls center injuries a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Christmas | The Daily Orange

"It’s probably been a big benefit for us," Boeheim said on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. "Christmas realizes that he can play longer, and that in playing longer, he’s realized that he can play better. I think it’s been a blessing, a big blessing, in disguise."

Bailey: Fair must break out of offensive slump for Syracuse to go on championship run | The Daily Orange

When the offense hits a rut in a win-or-go-home game, the team will turn to Fair. And if the Orange is to go on a championship run, he’ll have to be ready to answer the call.

All in the Attitude: Tyler Ennis’s Maturity Contributes to Syracuse’s Undefeated Run : Orange Fizz

Ennis triumphs in an unflappable and humble manner. Right now Syracuse, at 25-0, has the longest win streak in program history. The freshman phenom is a huge part of that.

Landmark, Palace theaters to host basketball fans for SU rematch with Duke on Saturday |

For Syracuse University basketball fans eager to see the SU vs. Duke rematch, an away game, on a really big screen, the Landmark Theatre and Palace Theatre in Syracuse are opening their doors on game day, Saturday. Seating is free. While game time is 7 p.m., the theaters plan to start the festivities earlier.

Orange Watch: Syracuse basketball and quest for regular season perfection | The Juice Online

And at this rate, the tough Duke, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida State road games and the Georgia Tech home finale included, who’s not to say the Orange find a half a dozen more ways to win no matter the late-game circumstances.

Her Ride: How Lindsey Larkin overcame years of medical hardship to achieve her dream of playing Division I softball | The Daily Orange

"If you go through a traumatic experience such as being in the hospital until you're eight years old, you don't really want to remember any of that."

Goalies Lamolinara, Wardwell split time in net against Great Danes | The Daily Orange

"Bob’s been playing really well, Dom’s been playing well and they both deserve to play," SU head coach John Desko said. "It’s a different situation from maybe a year or two ago when we were trying to figure out who the starter would be.

Giftastic ACC Week in Review: 2-17-2014 |

If you prefer your ACC Basketball recaps in GIF form, here you go...

Three Syracuse basketball players pile up minutes: Has it hurt offensive production? |

SU's top three minutes producers have each experienced a dip in shooting percentage in the last four games.

Syracuse basketball, shooting 38 percent in its last four games, needs to clean up its offense |

Sure, the Orange is No. 1. And, OK, it's 25-0. But the guy running the SU show, Jim Boeheim, is concerned about his team's attack. That concern seems well placed.

Syracuse basketball: How I missed the SU-N.C. State game but still didn't miss a thing |

Brent Axe writes about the experience of watching Syracuse's win over N.C. State come together while at the Darius Rucker concert on Saturday night at the Turning Stone.

Syracuse football wide receiver recruit K.J. Williams dismissed from high school basketball team |

Syracuse football recruit K.J. Williams was recently dismissed from his high school basketball team for disciplinary reasons, according to a report in the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times.

Syracuse University Athletics - Dixon, Trudo Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Two Orange, left guard Rob Trudo and punter Riley Dixon, are on the All-ACC Academic Football Team, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday morning. Trudo and Dixon were among 67 football student-athletes to be selected from a pool of 122 qualifiers.

Syracuse basketball fans around the world: See a map of Orange Nation |

We asked fans to tell for us where they were when the game ended, and the results surprised us. We had readers respond from Germany, Japan, France, Mexico and Florida. So we plotted their locations on the map.

2014 college basketball power rankings: Florida takes No. 1 in Savory Sixteen from Syracuse -

And while I'll happily acknowledge that this last month of Syracuse farting luck has also featured some very good and genuinely exciting basketball, the Orange are decidedly not playing better basketball than Florida.

Syracuse University Athletics - No. 2 Orange Posts 18-6 Win in Home Opener

Senior Alyssa Murray moved into a tie for fourth place on the school's all-time goals scored list and led Syracuse to an 18-6 victory against Canisius on Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Carrier Dome. The home opener was played in front a crowd of 1,442 fans, which is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.

Syracuse: A Flawed Team That Is And Deserves To Be 25-0 | The Confidential

This team is talented, but it is not hard to find Syracuse teams that have been talented. None of them got to 25-0. Indeed, it’s not talent alone that gets a team to 25-0.

Syracuse University's sports marketing deals worth millions of dollars, but how much is a secret |

One SU marketing deal: Crouse Hospital gets "Official Hospital of Syracuse University Athletics" signs at the Dome, even though Upstate provides the first aid.