1. Syracuse Basketball: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Michael Carter-Williams

    The No. 6 Syracuse Orange are coming off a disappointing loss to a reborn Villanova Wildcats team who have been making a habit of taking out top-five teams...

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  2. Syracuse Basketball: Predictions for Orange's Most Intriguing Games Left

    The No. 3 Syracuse Orange managed to squeak out a victory from the jaws of defeat for the second time in 48 hours with their 57-55 win over the No. 21 Cincinnati Bearcats on Monday afternoon at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse...

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  3. Syracuse Looks Championship Caliber in Toppling No. 1 Louisville on Road

    The Syracuse Orange defeated the top-ranked Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon 70-68, reestablishing themselves as one of the elite teams in the NCAA. In a hard-fought contest, the No...

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  4. Syracuse Basketball: Projecting the Orange's Rotation for 2013-14 Season

    The final season in the Big East for the Syracuse Orange is only four games into conference play, but half of the season has already been played...

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  5. Ranking the Best Zone Defenses in NCAA Basketball

    Anyone who has played pick-up basketball has heard the question, “Do you want to go man-to-man or zone?” The likelihood of zone being played greatly diminishes as the quality of the players increases and vice versa...

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  6. Syracuse Basketball: Blueprint to Overcoming Loss of James Southerland

    “It’s d e j a vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra In an eerily similar fashion to last season, the Syracuse men’s basketball team suffered the loss of a valued team member...

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  7. Syracuse Basketball: Why C.J. Fair Is the Orange's Most Indispensable Player

    No. 7 Syracuse managed to get the most out of a subpar offensive performance Wednesday night against the Providence Friars at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R...

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  8. Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Where to Turn After UK Snags Dakari Johnson

    Five-star, all-world center Dakari Johnson decided to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2013. Much to the chagrin of Syracuse and Georgetown Universities, his other top choices, the blue grass of Kentucky was just more appealing...

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  9. Syracuse Basketball: Ranking the 5 Biggest Roadblocks to the Big East Title

    Jim Boeheim ’s Syracuse Orange began the ir final season in the Big East with a 25-point dismantling of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The No...

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  10. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Bold Predictions for the Big East Season

    Syracuse University, ranked No. 7 in the AP and Coaches polls, will open its 34th and final season in the Big East Conference on Wednesday, against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Carrier Dome...

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  11. Syracuse Basketball: Michael Carter-Williams and Co. Show No Reason to Jump Ship

    Syracuse, at 10-1, is off to a good start, but the loss to Temple has left some questions as to how well this incarnation of Orange basketball can gel come tournament time...

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  12. Syracuse Basketball: Breaking Down How Temple Loss Will Benefit Orange

    The Syracuse Orange took one on the chin from the Temple Owls in the featured game of the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon...

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  13. Syracuse Basketball: Will Light Preseason Slate Have Orange Ready for Big East?

    A seasonal tradition is upon us. Just as surely as t urkey and gravy will have most of America napping about midway through the Jets and Patriots Thanksgiving feature presentation, cupcakes will also be eaten in November...

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  14. Syracuse Basketball: Breaking Down the Orange's New Zone 'D'

    Benjamin Franklin famously quipped that nothing in this world was certain, except death and taxes. I would add that a third certainty exists, which is that as long as Jim Boeheim patrols the Syracuse sideline, the Orange will play the 2-3 zone...

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  15. Syracuse Basketball: 10 Things We Learned from the Win vs. San Diego State

    After six-and-a-half months of wondering what could have been, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is back again with some unfinished business...

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  16. New Jersey Devils: Why the Devils Don't Get Their Due

    Lord Tennyson famously wrote , “'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” In the realm of romance and friendship, this statement is profound...

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  17. Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede and How Video Games Have Ruined My Life

    Video games have ruined my life. Well, maybe not ruined, but certainly decreased the quality of it. I’ ve always had a love for video games, but I didn ’t realize ...

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  18. 2012 March Madness: Ranking the Teams by People Who Don't Watch Basketball

    Last year, I talked my girlfriend into entering an NCAA tournament pool. Her theories were strange in picking teams, but as fate would have it, she came in second out of 50 people ...

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  19. NCAA Tournament 2012: 5 Reasons NCAA Must Bring Back 3rd-Place Game

    From 1946 until 1981, the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship featured a consolation third-place game. Virginia beat LSU, 78-74, for the bronze in the last consolation offered...

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  20. Syracuse Basketball: Kris Joseph and Dion Waiters Named AP All-Americans

    Syracuse sophomore guard Dion Waiters and senior forward Kris Joseph were named to the AP All-American Team as Honorable Mentions. Both players have played their last games for Syracuse University ...

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  21. Syracuse Basketball: Dion Waiters Officially Declares for the NBA Draft

    In a statement released by the Syracuse Athletic Department , sophomore guard Dion Waiters announced his intention to enter the NBA draft...

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  22. NCAA Bracket 2012: The Biggest Winners and Losers of This Year's Madness

    The NCAA tournament is the perfect dichotomy of yin and yang. Every game brings elation to the victor and heartache to the victim. It’s basketball’s answer to Isaac Newton’s third law of motion...

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  23. NCAA Tournament 2012: 5 Most Intriguing Remaining Storylines

    Today, two teams will advance to the Final Four, with the remaining spots being filled Sunday. Contrary to most experts' predictions, Syracuse has clawed its way back to the Elite Eight after a nine-year absence, but Ohio State stands in its way...

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  24. NCAA Tournament 2012: Ranking the Best Stories of March Madness

    The 2012 NCAA tournament makes no promises other than one team will win six (or seven) games in a row to win the national championship, and 67 teams will lose their last game of the season...

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  25. NCAA Tournament 2012: Why Experts' Dismissal of Syracuse Is Unwarranted

    In politics, a rule of thumb is to not mention your opponent by name. You don’t want name recognition for fear that in the voting booth, a person could forget your name, but remember the name of your opponent...

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