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TNIAAM Week-In-Review: Boeheim's Army Falls, Shafer's Squad Rises

A look back at the week that was in Syracuse Athletics.

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While we like to think you spend your week breathlessly waiting for every new piece of content we product, we understand that you probably have other dumb things going on in your life like a job and kids and trips to Arby's so consider this your way to catch up on anything you might have missed this week concerning the Syracuse Orange.

Sadly, the week began with the end of Boeheim's Army. At least the 2015 version, which fell in the quarterfinals of The Basketball Tournament. It was so much fun we already started thinking about next year...

Keeping with the basketball front, we also wondered what one play you would undo from Syracuse basketball history if you could. Clearly, you guys want that Lawrence Moten timeout back.

A ranking of the Top 50 players in college basketball this season didn't include Michael GbinijeWe disagreed. Silent G, meanwhile, is in Paris trying to make the Nigerian national team.

It's never too early to start thinking about Syracuse football uniforms, so Andy decided to pre-rank all of the 2015 combinations.

SU players may have liked George McDonald, but they seem really, really happy that he's not the OC anymore.

SU also had a bunch of recruiting wins this week, including three-star CB Monquavion Bronson and three-star DE/OLB Jamal Holloway. (SU Lacrosse didn't do too bad either). However, the curious case of Devon Clarke took a turn when he committed but SU didn't accept it, instead asking him to visit while they wait to hear about a four-star recruit instead.

Alas, we also lost Ashton Broyld, who was dismissed from the squad for a violation of team rules. It was a disappointing end to his career and cements him in the "What Could Have Been" Hall-of-Fame for SU fans. It also got me thinking about how long recruits are usually still here by the time they're juniors (Answer: two out of three).

Get To Know: This week we got to know quite a few SU football players, including running back Tyone Perkins, running back Jordan Fredericks, cornerback Cordell Hudson, free safety Chauncey Scissum, defensive back Daivon Ellison, running back Dontae Strickland, defensive back Corey Winfield, quarterback Zack Mahoney, kicker Ryan Norton and defensive end Ron Thompson.

Finally, John left us all wondering if the ACC will eventually add Notre Dame...and Texas. Didn't see that coming, did you?