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Syracuse Daily Links - Siriki Diabate to Bills, Brandon Triche to Rome

Former Syracuse LB Siriki Diabate has been hired by Doug Marrone and the Buffalo Bills. Meanwhile, former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche is moving on to play basketball for a high profile team in Rome. That and more in today's links.


Former Syracuse linebacker Siriki Diabate assisting on Bills coaching staff for training camp |

Diabate will work with the Bills’ linebackers. A graduate of Syracuse University, Diabate was a 2012 team co-captain and led an Orange defense which ranked sixth nationally in tackles for a loss. Over his two-year career at Syracuse, Diabate totaled 101 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 24 games. Diabate is currently a Graduate Assistant at his alma mater working with the linebackers.

Brandon Triche on his Rome basketball situation: Eurocup opportunity made the difference |

"I wanted to advance my career, money-wise, but more importantly, basketball-wise," Triche said by telephone today. "I wanted to go to a place where I was going to get a lot of exposure, get better and have the best opportunity to get better."

2015 recruit Thomas Bryant keeps Syracuse at the top of his list |

"He said Syracuse is still on the top of his list,'' Linda Bryant added. "That's what he told me.'' Linda Bryant said her son wants to take the NCAA's five allotted official campus visits. "Syracuse is one,'' she said. "He hasn't told me the other four.''

Why does Syracuse's break-up with IMG matter? A look at multimedia rights and college football |

The difference in the multimedia rights agreements between Alabama and Cincinnati could build a new indoor practice facility at Syracuse each year.

Would a rewards program increase attendance at Syracuse University football games? |

Would you go to more Syracuse University football games if they offered a rewards program similar to the Jets?

Syracuse University Athletics - Gait and Team Canada Claim World Championship

Gary Gait, the most decorated player in lacrosse history, added another gold medal to his trophy collection when he helped Team Canada win the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship. Gait served as an assistant coach for the squad, which defeated the United States, 8-5, in the final.

2014 ACC preseason football poll: How I voted - ESPN

You'll have a hard time convincing me -- and most likely anyone else -- that Clemson and Louisville, as of today, are not the closest to FSU in the Atlantic. The Nos. 4-6 spots left a little wiggle room (sorry, Wake), and I think that Syracuse returns more proven talent from last year than BC and NC State.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says 4 ACC schools going on exhibition tours will benefit |

yracuse won't be taking another trip this summer. The NCAA allows schools to take one such trip every four years. But four other Atlantic Coast Conference schools will be going on exhibition tours this August. Pittsburgh and North Carolina will play exhibition games in the Bahamas. The Miami Hurricanes are going to Spain, and the Notre Dame basketball team is taking an extended tour of Italy with four exhibition games in four different cities wedged into the middle of the 10-day trip.


That big mess of unattended rubble between Mars and Jupiter is Pitt. Somewhere drifting in that mess is also Syracuse, the secret Sputnik 2B, floating through space with the corpse of Greg Robinson inside it. We didn't even learn anything from your journey, Greg. Russia was just bored.

Former Syracuse wide receiver and Super Bowl 42 hero David Tyree hired by the New York Giants |

Former Syracuse University wide receiver David Tyree, who made one of the most famous plays in NFL history, has been hired by his former NFL team as Director of Player Development.

Former Syracuse basketball guard Dion Waiters named to USA Basketball's Select Team |

Waiters, entering his third season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, will travel to Las Vegas and train with the USA National Team July 28-31. The national team, of which SU coach Jim Boeheim is an assistant coach, is preparing for the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this summer.