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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech

No Hokie. No Pokey. Gobble gobble

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at Virginia Tech Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back, Fake Nunes fans. We’re here for another season of Syracuse Orange ACC Basketball so let’s see if the Orange can make it two wins in a row

Opponent: Virginia Tech Hokies

Location: Blacksburg, VA

Students: 36,383 students who do not miss watching Buzz Williams sweat through his suit on the sideline

The 2020-21 Fake Nunes Equation of Tumult (#FNET)

You wanted something more ridiculous than RPI and the NCAA gave you NET. We give you more ridiculousness so we’re bringing back a revised FNET metric.

Head Coach Bench Attire and Mask:

It’s weird to only find four photos of the head coach of a top 25 program but Mike Young just seems like the coach avatar in a video game. He doesn’t seem to venture away from school-issued gear and he’s 1000x times less annoying on the sidelines than his predecessor.

NCAA Basketball: AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off-South Florida at Virginia Tech David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Boeheim has been rocking some amazing script logo 14 zips and if I were someone in Syracuse Athletics trying to make up for lost ticket revenue I would be marketing the shit out of these.....just saying.

NCAA Basketball: Miami-Florida at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse

NBA 2K Playability:

Enjoy that Quincy Guerrier ratings boost gamers.

Advantage: Syracuse

Basketball Program Hashtag:

None vs #StonebyStone

A blue-collar work ethic tag that also connects to the Hokie Stone mined by Virginia Tech. Let’s also hope it refers to their outside shots in this one.

Advantage: Virginia Tech

ACC Social Media Favorites:

Hunter Cattoor vs Marek Dolezaj

Advantage: Push

Boeheim Jacket Mask Toss Meter

NCAA Basketball: Bryant at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

2.7/10 The mood around The Official Jim Boeheim Jacket Toss Tracker™ Headquarters is pretty grim these days. Staff are tracking Boeheim’s 14 zip choices but it’s not their passion. We have to admit that Jim looks more comfortable but we long for those tosses.


A week ago Orange fans had pivoted to the Buffalo Bills but a win over Miami and suddenly visions of Apology Tour III: Slovakian Nights are abound. The Hokies are ranked and favored but this one sure seems like that “upset” win that Syracuse is going to get. Orange take this one by a field goal.