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TNIAAM Year in Review: Some of our favorite stories of 2023

Looking back on the past year in Syracuse sports

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As we get ready to wrap up 2023, we look back at some of our favorite Syracuse Orange stories of the past year.

In no particular order, we’ll start with James who delivered a strong recap of Jim Boeheim’s legacy as the Hall of Fame Head Coach decided to retire. Then he followed up with a welcome of the Adrian Autry era.

Dom took the lead on a piece talking about the lack of buzz around the Syracuse-Clemson game last fall. An undefeated Orange squad hosting Dabo wasn’t met with a lot of excitement and that probably said a lot about football fans' opinions of Dino Babers.

Mike was on top of social media when Judah Mintz hinted at his return for a second year. We’re thankful that Judah is back in Syracuse this winter because it wasn’t anything that had been guaranteed.

Christian took a look at Judah’s NBA prospects last winter. It’s a good discussion about production vs potential when it comes to the pro drafts.

Potential also comes in the form of landing big-time recruits. It looks like Adrian Autry landed one of those in Donnie Freeman which Ben covered.

With Fran Brown in charge of Syracuse Football we’re going to need to get used to talking about recruiting weekends like the one Steve recapped in December.

We can also get used to talking about takeaways from beating Georgetown in DC. Max got the honors earlier this month and we know Orange fans love revisiting big wins over the hated Hoyas.

John wrote about the curious NCAA scheduling of the women’s lacrosse post-season. As women’s sports grow there are opportunities for the NCAA and their television partners to provide a better showcase.

While we had to say good-bye to the Official Jim Boeheim Jacket Toss Tracker™, we kept the fashion analytics alive. We hope Adrian Autry pays closer attention to the numbers that our Fake Nunes Statistical team compiles in 2024.

Another thing we hope to provide in 2024 is more athlete profiles like Anisa’s look at Orange field hockey star Eefke van den Nieuwenhof. (If you’ve got some ideas on features, let us know).

Make sure to check out the Disloyal Idiots podcast where Andy, Christian, Steve and others talk Syracuse football (sometimes) and the new basketball focused podcast where James takes the reins.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support.