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It’s 98 percent, not degrees, when it comes to Syracuse’s updated bowl odds (Links)

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Here are your college football team’s odds of going winless, bowling or undefeated-ish (SB Nation)

Syracuse isn’t likely to go winless or undefeated, so there’s really only one other option if you think about it. Seriously, though, four games into the season and SU sits with a 98 percent chance of going to a bowl game. America, what a country!

Everyone thought the ACC would have too many good teams. About that! (SB Nation)

Whoopsie! It turns out, after Clemson the entire conference is a mish-mash of mediocrity through the first month of the season. As for SU?

The Orange are 4-0 under Dino Babers. They absolutely dominated Florida State in Week 3, but we’ll get to the Seminoles later. Besides that, they’ve mollywhopped other bad teams, which I guess is all you can ask for.

(Mollywhooped will here on forever be a word I use at least once a day.)

We’re a month into the season, a lot can and will likely change by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. I’m betting a team (Hi, Duke) or two will rise up among the ranks—maybe that’s Syracuse?

Dabo Swinney calls Eric Dungey a “Baller”(3 things the Clemson Coach Said) (

You know, I just realized that this will be third year in a row for a “Dabo vs. Dino.” That’s down right crazy.

The updated College Football Empires Map after Week 4 (SB Nation)

Oh, you thought Syracuse was just playing to win a football game this weekend? No, no, no, my friends, this game is a battle for “land in New York, Michigan, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas.”

Basketball news forthcoming!

2019 forward AKok Akok cuts to five, sets visits (Zags Blog)

A key recruit in hoops has whittled his list down to five potential schools, with Syracuse among the programs making the cut.

Akok Akok, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Putnam Science Academy (CT), has cut his list to five schools and set official visits, according to a report from He is down to UConn, Georgetown, Pittsburgh Providence and Syracuse.

Should he pick Syracuse, I think Trevor Akok (or is it Akok Cooney?) will be a big star.

2018-19 NBC Preseason All-Americans (NBC Sports)

Junior Tyus Battle figures to earn a lot of preseason accolades over the next couple of weeks. NBC Sports puts Battle on its second team and speculates that he could average 20 points per game on a “top 15 team.”

Battle’s efficiency numbers went in the tank as a sophomore thanks to the fact that he played on a team with no floor spacing and even less help for him in halfcourt offensive settings. But the Orange, who finished as one of the nation’s top five defenses and add some offensive weapons to a team that returns everyone, including Oshae Brissett, Battle should be more effective this year. He could average 20 points on a top 15 team.