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Syracuse Daily Links - Final Four Or Bust For C.J. Fair

"We don't want to have a great start and not have a proper ending.''

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Syracuse's C.J. Fair: Anything short of Final Four would be a disappointment |

"This last couple weeks a little stretch where we lost a couple games, it's just growing pains,'' Fair said. "If we win a couple games, we can get back on track. I think it's been a great season so far. We've had a great beginning. We just want to end it the right way. We don't want to have a great start and not have a proper ending.''

Syracuse should look to feature Rakeem Christmas more on offense | The Juice Online

By featuring Christmas more in the offense, Syracuse will not only take advantage of his efficient shooting, the team will also benefit from his drawing more defensive attention. He would create more space for his teammates and help everyone to play better.

Syracuse University Athletics - Bullough, McDonald Look Forward to Spring Practice

"This is going to be the team's second season in our system," Bullough said. "What we are looking forward to this spring is seeing how much they have absorbed from the whole season and what they bring into spring ball."

ACC Tournament: It's all about Syracuse-vs.-Duke III, isn't it? ('The Bud & Brent Show') |

Today's topic? It's the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and the possible marquee game in that competition. That would be, of course, SU vs. those Dookies in the potential rubber game (on Saturday afternoon) that would complete this ACC trilogy.

Syracuse basketball in NBA mock drafts: Does Tyler Ennis or Jerami Grant rank higher right now? |

ESPN's Chad Ford took an interesting approach this week. He still has Ennis (N0. 8) and Grant (No. 16) as Top 16 picks in his mock draft 3.0

Syracuse offensive line coach Joe Adam confident despite spending much of career on defense |

"I've been a head coach, an offensive coordinator and a defensive coordinator," Adam said. "I've coached every position beside wide receiver. To me, coaching is coaching. It's been great to go back to some of the things I used to do. There might be some people that don't see it on the resume. I look at that as a challenge."

Syracuse football tight ends coach Bobby Acosta has the New Jersey roots Scott Shafer coveted |

"Ten years ago Syracuse football was something that people talked about in New Jersey," Acosta said. "And I think as soon as we tap back into that state — right now the little vibe is out that people are recruiting New Jersey again from Syracuse."

Syracuse football: Tim Lester's No. 1 job during spring will be focusing on back-up quarterbacks |

"I know (Terrel will) push himself, but it's been proven time and time again, the best way to push yourself is to be chased," Lester said. "I'm going to take it hard on him, have high expectations for him to continue to develop, but I really want to get a couple guys ready to push him. That's what could make him great."

Wayne Williams plays a position of need for Syracuse football, but is he close to contributing? |

"It can be overwhelming," Daoust said. "The faster Wayne embraces the way we do things — which we do things difficult here by design, and that's part of who we are and we're not going to change. He's got a ways to go to get in physical condition, but I am anxious to work with him more."

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer explains decision to move Rob Trudo to center |

"Macky took so many snaps for us, we got to the point where we were like, you know, I don't know if Jason is ready to go," head coach Scott Shafer said Wednesday. "Rob is comfortable doing it. We made the decision as a staff to start spring ball out that way. I know Rob is excited about it, and I know Jason will be excited to compete."

espnW -- Mom drives Michael Carter-Williams' success with Philadelphia 76ers

"We've figured out our roles now," she said. "I'm doing more of the everyday managing stuff, my husband Zach lives with Michael and still works with him a lot on the basketball stuff. He's still very open to feedback on games and practices and all that."

Baye Moussa Keita: Syracuse basketball's Most Interesting Man reveals pregame play list |

The Syracuse senior, who recently had an award named after him, said he alternates between playlists. One features an array of hip-hop, rap, R&B and the occasional country entry. The other playlist consists of spoken motivation speeches, most of them delivered by Ray Lewis.