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Jim Boeheim looks ahead at Syracuse basketball’s 2018-19 season

There’s also shade throw Darius Bazley’s way...

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Syracuse vs Duke Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim’s never one to stay silent on a matter, as you may have noticed with the collection of Darius Bazley quotes of late.

Would definitely read Donna Ditota’s latest piece for more of the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball coach speaking his mind on the matter. But only focusing in on that would miss out on the rest of the article’s detailed dive into his views on this upcoming SU season — from his son Buddy’s potential role, to tempo, expectations and plenty of other nuggets.

While we wait for news around the full regular season schedule to drop (what gives, ACC?), hopefully this holds you over.

That, plus more Syraucse-related links below:

Jim Boeheim on his son, Syracuse basketball expectations, Darius Bazley (

“He’s a good player,” Boeheim said, “and I like coaching good players.” He will also address his team about the subject. ”I won’t be harder on him, I won’t be easier on him. And he’ll play if he can help us and if he can’t he won’t. Simple as that,” he said. “There’s no question about that. There’s no doubt in my mind. And I’ll tell the players that, too.”

Jamal Custis emerges as top threat via ‘alien takeover’ (Daily Orange)

The redshirt senior stretched his left arm behind him and snagged the ball with one hand. With possession, Custis side stepped past a dividing defender and dashed 21 yards to the endzone.“ Probably my greatest catch in my life,” Custis said. “To be honest, like, I didn’t even realize I caught it with one hand, people were telling me that once I got to the sideline.”

Syracuse football: Dino Babers assesses Tommy DeVito’s debut, Eric Dungey’s shoulder (

“When freshmen get in games their first time in college, they hardly know their names,” Babers said. “And if you look at all the freshmen who played, they all played like freshmen.” Babers estimated that it takes three-to-five-games for first-year contributors to adjust to the speed of the college game. He likened their development to that of an infant.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #11 Syracuse Orange (College Crosse)

But Cuse’s luck may have ran out too early. They fell to Navy in the dying seconds of regulation after giving up two goals in nine seconds. The Orange were unable to beat Virginia in the ACC semifinals after staying tight with them for the entire second half. And after crushing Colgate, Syracuse fell to the Big Red for the second time in the season, this time at home, and weren’t able to get a goal in the final minute of regulation.

Week 1 college football Five Factors box scores (Football Study Hall)

Top 5 field position margins (vs. FBS): 1. Syracuse (+22.6 vs. WMU), 2. Virginia Tech (+20.8 vs. Florida State), 3. Stanford (+15.1 vs. SDSU), 4. Rutgers (+14.2 vs. Texas State), 5. LSU (+13.8 vs. Miami). All of these teams won by double digits.

Why Andre Szmyt won the kicking job (

See how Western Michigan students tailgate (Daily Orange)

UNC’s generous 3-point defense is a cost of its championship style (Tar Heel Blog)

Khalil Mack trade, contract make Cardinals look like geniuses with Chandler Jones (CardsWire)