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In high school, Nicky Galasso used his mother’s death as motivation - Daily Orange

In high school, Nicky Galasso used his mother’s death as motivation to become the best player in Long Island history. Two foot injuries have slowed his college career, but now that he’s healthy at Syracuse, he’s ready for his return.

After rocky start to Syracuse career, Lecky looks to hit stride as junior captain | The Daily Orange

Hakeem Lecky hasn't had the picturesque Syracuse career he may have expected coming out of high school, but the junior captain is primed to hit a stride this season.

Syracuse men’s club ice hockey team amid historic season, building foundation for strong future | The Daily Orange

"To see where the program was four years ago, where it is right now, and then looking ahead is something else," said Suskind. "Syracuse hockey is going to be a force for a long time."

Syracuse Struggles: Are they in Good Company?

Remember the 2012-2013 Syracuse Orange? Yeah, that team with somebody named Michael Carter-Williams, a sharp-shooter in James Southerland and Brandon Triche, a guy who started every game of his Syracuse career. Those guys went through a similar rough patch at the end of the regular season.

Syracuse basketball video: '3 points' with Matt Roe on the impact of all those close games for the Orange |

Brent Axe and Matt Roe discuss the impact of all the close games the Syracuse University men's basketball team has been playing will have on the Orange.

What has caused this month of close games for Syracuse basketball? | The Juice Online

First, the scoring punch just isn’t there. In the last seven games, the Orange have averaged just over 58 points per game and have shot just 39 percent as a team. For the season, Syracuse averages just under 69 points per game, which is good for just 244th in the country.

Former Syracuse running back Jerome Smith was 'overly anxious' for 40-yard dash at NFL combine |

"I think I just had a rough one on my drills a little worse than I thought I was going to do," the former Syracuse running back said Tuesday night. "But lucky for me I get another chance to redo it."

Former Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley: 'I don't think you can take 10 defensive tackles before me' |

Bromley is currently ranked as the 21st-best defensive tackle in the draft, according to CBS Sports.

Don't panic, Syracuse fans: Carrier Dome's electronics aren't really stuck in 20th century |

Despite what ESPN broadcasters said during the Boston College game, the Carrier Dome scorer's table is equipped with high-definition televisions.

Does Duke basketball really get more foul calls at home? Just do the math |

Not surprisingly, the conference's bluebloods, North Carolina and Duke, were two of the four teams that get the biggest edge from officials during home games. They get the opposite experience on the road, when crowds find an extra decibel. But before Syracuse fans complain about Southern bias or blatant favoritism or Krzyzewski's curse, they ought to look in the mirror. The Orange, boosted by the Carrier Dome crowd, are among the four teams that benefit the most from friendly officiating at home.

Syracuse's Tyler Ennis shooting up 2014 NBA draft boards - NBA - Peter Bukowski -

ESPN's Chad Ford has the 19-year-old Ennis at No. 10 on his latest Big Board, but mentioned on a Grantland podcast that he has the possibility to jump Smart as the first point guard selected. slots Ennis No. 13 to Orlando in its latest mock draft and 13th overall. While NBA Draft Express has Ennis sitting at 9th on its Big Board, which makes the Canadian point guard look like a consensus lottery pick.

The best moments from the best players in the country - College Basketball - David Gardner -

While Fair is Syracuse's leading scorer and had a game-winner of his own against N.C. State, Ennis has been invaluable for the sixth-ranked Orange, and no one will top his buzzer-beating 35-footer against Pittsburgh this season. You know the story: Then-No. 1 Syracuse was struggling in front of the Zoo, trailing by a point with 4.4 seconds left. Ennis got the inbounds pass and didn't give it up till he heaved this three-pointer on the run that somehow found the bottom of the net to keep the Orange undefeated.