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Syracuse Daily Links - Boeheim Tattoo Guy, Arciniega's Availability Uncertain

Get to know the guy who got a tattoo of Jim Boeheim on his leg and find out what the deal is with LB Luke Arciniega in Daily Links...

Jared Wickerham

Jim Boeheim tattoo puts Syracuse basketball coach alongside Nosferatu, Predator and Spike Gremlin |

"Walking in the Dome at a young age you're blown away," Miner said. "It's just getting caught up in the moment of Syracuse basketball. Ever since I was old enough to remember I've been a Syracuse fan. So why not Jim Boeheim?"

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim: Carmelo Anthony signed with the Knicks because 'he's committed to New York' |

"I think it was hard to make a move for a lot of reasons,'' Boeheim said. "He likes New York. His son likes New York. His wife likes New York. Carmelo's committed to New York. He wanted to go to New York. He loves New York.''

Syracuse football vs. Miami highlights from 1979 include Jim Kelly's first game in Buffalo |

The game features former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly's first game in Buffalo as a Miami Hurricane.

Syracuse football assistant Clark Lea explains why he recruited the 4 freshman linebackers |

"The light may come on in Week 5 and they become factors at that point," Lea said this week. "What I don't want to do is put all our chips in the Villanova game and say if you're not playing by there, you're redshirting. Let's see where they are at that point and continue to push them, and if there's a point at which they can come in and help us win a few games, these guys were brought here to do that."

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim joins ESPN's Andy Katz on Katz Korner |

This Friday, Katz will host special summer editions of Katz Korner, in which he interviews prominent college basketball coaches, and topping the list of guests is Boeheim.

Syracuse football defensive coaches met with Michigan State staff before spring practice |

Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer has deep ties to Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi dating back to their days at Rhode Island and Northern Illinois. Defensive backs coach Fred Reed has a good relationship with Spartans secondary coach Harlon Barnett, and defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough's family has a rich history with the school, with Chuck having both played and coached in East Lansing.

Syracuse football linebacker Luke Arciniega's availability uncertain heading into training camp |

"The week leading up to practice we'll probably sit down with the training staff," Lea said. "I think he is above and beyond where anyone thought he would be. He's been working out and running and doing things with the team and is very much further ahead than we thought."

Syracuse football's Jamal Custis is 'as good as I've ever seen a kid look as a freshman,' coach says |

"Jamal Custis," Smith said. "Now, I don't know what Rob Moore looked like when he came out of high school, but man, he is as good as I've ever seen a kid look as a freshman. Oh my goodness, he's unbelievable."

Syracuse football's new play-calling system helps quarterback Terrel Hunt run SU's uptempo offense |

"It forces everybody else to think the way I think and do exactly what I do," Hunt said. "It forces everybody on the team to be a quarterback, rather than just one guy. Everybody has to take responsibility for themselves, so I like it a lot."

Widely Sought 4-Star Recruit Anthony McKee Lists Syracuse in his Top 10 : Orange Fizz

"I added them to my top 10 because to me it was a big offer. It was an unexpected offer. I had been hearing good things about Syracuse."

Kodye Pugh Set to Breakout after "Breakout"

"Stanford, Georgetown, George Washington, Syracuse, Maryland, Arizona State, Harvard, and Northwestern have all shown interest. Princeton has offered me as well,"  he said.

Duerig verbals to Syracuse with ambitions to contribute right away | The Daily Orange

"I like making a mark," Duerig said. "Where I can make a mark most is where I play. And if I can come into a program and give my heart and do my best and start for four years…I think that’d be fantastic."