The Syracuse men’s basketball team begins its 2013-14 campaign with the official start of team practices on Friday, September 27.
Since their Final Four run just six months ago, the Orange stayed in the sports news cycle with an eventful offseason. Departing and returning players played the most significant role of the Syracuse summer story, while an illness here and a commitment there filled in the cracks.
In order to understand the makeup of this team, it is worth taking a look back through the headlines as they pertain to Syracuse to see the peaks and valleys of the offseason.
Gone are Michael Carter-Williams, James Southerland and Brandon Triche, who, save for C.J. Fair, made up a majority of the Orange’s scoring. In their wake is a new-look Syracuse team that will be forward-heavy and start a freshman at point guard.
As Syracuse bids farewell to the Big East and joins the ACC, we take a look back at the summer that was.