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An in-depth look at former Syracuse star Tim Green’s battle with ALS

You should read this piece from Syracuse.com’s Nate Mink.

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Over the last year, there have been a few big stories about former Syracuse Orange football star Tim Green, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2016 and experienced the pain of living with the disease since. Syracuse will retire Green’s jersey during the Clemson game this fall. It’s a worthy honor for one of the best to suit up for the Orange(men).

That ceremony will largely cover Green’s career at Syracuse and as a professional beyond — both on and off the field. However, Syracuse.com’s Nate Mink talks to those that know him best about what’s transpired in recent years, and how Green continues to deal with ALS with help from family and his closest friends.

Any longer description won’t do it justice. But definitely worth reading Mink’s piece if you have a second today.

That, plus the rest of your Syracuse-related links below:

Tim Green and ALS: Family, promising drugs and a fight for longevity (Syracuse.com)

“A lot of that drive came because he was adopted,” said Ron Osinski, a retired English teacher at Liverpool who has known Green for more than 40 years, “that there was that sense he was given up. ‘Why was I not good enough?’ He was a perfectionist. He was driven to do the best, to be the best, to always show that I’m worth being kept.”

Syracuse’s John Wildhack Keeps an Eye Toward the Future (CollegeAD)

“There’s always working going on, you have to have an eye clearly on the future.” Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has his vision squarely focused on the future of his university and the changing way people consume sports. The former ESPN executive turned AD saw an opportunity for Syracuse and students enrolled in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.

High-ranking officials detail campus construction projects at Tuesday town hall (Daily Orange)

The design for the new Carrier Dome roof is complete, and the university is working with the city to get a permit for construction, Sala said. He said steel installation for the roof is scheduled to begin in fall 2019. The actual roof replacement is expected to begin in March 2020 and be completed by September of that year.

Syracuse set to reclaim NCAA basketball attendance crown (Syracuse.com)

Syracuse appears to have an almost insurmountable attendance lead over Kentucky, which is currently second in the nation this season. Kentucky has drawn an average crowd of 21,533 fans through 17 regular season games this year. The Wildcats have one more regular season game remaining. Kentucky will host Florida this Saturday.

Explaining the NCAA’s NET: What’s good, what’s bad, what’s unknown (Syracuse.com)

“We don’t really know how they’re going to use the NET because they’ve never used it before,” said Brian Bennett of The Athletic. “I do think the bracket reveal gave us some idea. They didn’t exactly hew to the NET, which I thought was interesting. I think Houston was higher and some other teams were seeded higher than what they were in the NET. So that told me they were going to take other things into consideration.”

Bubble watch: Where each fringe team stands in the final stretch of the season (SI.com)

College Football Rankings: Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams (Athlon Sports)

Four Orange Student-Athletes Earn CHA Season Awards (Cuse.com)

Syracuse’s halftime leads against top-5 teams have disappeared (Daily Orange)

Syracuse struggles to drive in runs despite new hitting approach (Daily Orange)

How Jakob Phaup became the ‘incredible’ force at the forefront of Syracuse’s faceoff unit (Daily Orange)