1. Syracuse Basketball: The Sky Is Not Falling; the Orange Are Fine

    Undefeated Syracuse fell to unranked Notre Dame Saturday, 67-58. Earlier in the week, the top-ranked Orange learned they would be without their center, Fab Melo, who is experiencing ...

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  2. Breaking News: Fab Melo Not Traveling with Syracuse, Mookie Jones Leaves Team

    The Syracuse men’s basketball team’s depth will be tested against Notre Dame on Saturday due to the absence of Fab Melo...

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  3. Syracuse Orange Basketball: 5 Things We Learned from 71-63 Win over Pitt

    Syracuse is off to its best start in school history thanks to an inspired defensive effort leading to a 71-63 win over the Pitt Panthers...

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  4. Syracuse-Pitt: 2 Teams Going in Opposite Directions

    Before the start of the 2011 season, it was announced that the Syracuse Orange and Pitt Panthers would be leaving the Big East Conference for the Southern-rooted Atlantic Coast Conference...

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  5. Syracuse Basketball: Can Jim Boeheim's Orange Go Undefeated?

    The Syracuse men’s basketball team has improved to 18-0 Wednesday night after a systematic beat down of Villanova...

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  6. College Basketball's 12 Most Disappointing Teams This Season

    The college basketball season is halfway gone and there are some coaches who have some ‘splainin to do. Each college across the NCAA has a pretty good idea of how its season should play out before the season starts...

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  7. Syracuse Basketball: Why Jim Boeheim's 2-3 Zone Defense Is so Effective

    Whether playing pickup basketball or watching a big game on TV, most hoop fans can identify a 2-3 zone defense when they see it...

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  8. Syracuse Basketball's Wish List for 2012

    With the tremendous season Syracuse men’s basketball is enjoying, ringing in a new year is a most enjoyable experience...

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  9. 5 Great College Players Who Will Flop in the NBA

    The jump from the amateur ranks to the big leagues of the NBA is a life-changing event. If a student has the chops to play in the NBA, there’s no telling the riches and accolades that can be bestowed upon him...

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  10. Syracuse Basketball: Defense Will Be Key to a Dominant Big East Season

    Syracuse men’s basketball is 13-0 for the third consecutive year. As the top-ranked team in the nation, the Orange will begin its conference schedule on Wednesday, December 28 with a visit from the Seton Hall Pirates ...

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  11. Who Among Top 25 College Basketball Coaches Would Win at Arm Wrestling?

    We, at Bleacher Report, have recently become aware of a secret club of ne’er do wells in the ranks of NCAA basketball coaching who band together each year and compete in feats of strength and guile...

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  12. Syracuse Basketball: Grading Each Player on the Roster for His Play This Season

    With the Big East schedule looming and only a few games left to fine-tune the problem areas, now is a good time to evaluate what has happened up to this point...

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  13. New Year's Resolutions for College Basketball's Top 25 Teams' Coaches

    With 2011 coming to a close and the New Year’s Day quickly approaching, most college basketball teams are preparing to start their conference schedules...

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  14. With College Basketball, Forget the Polls, Las Vegas Knows Best

    Every Monday during college basketball season, the Associated Press and USA Today release a list of which colleges are a part of the 25 best basketball schools in America...

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  15. Syracuse Basketball: Orange to Be Named New No. 1 in AP and Coaches' Polls

    The Syracuse Orange used its superior size and incredible defense to run away from George Washington 85-50...

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  16. Dwight Howard to New Jersey Nets?!? Don't Do It!

    It’s not easy being a New Jersey Nets fan. We spend our NBA seasons looking for glimmers of hope that the next year will be better than the current year...

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  17. College Basketball: This Weekend's 5 Best Matchups

    As teams are fighting for an identity and preparing for conference play, quality non-conference games go a long way toward rankings, seedings and whether the bubble will lift a team up or burst, killing its dreams...

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  18. Syracuse Basketball: Perhaps a Different Approach with Boeheim 2.0

    Syracuse men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim has found himself in quite a few headlines in recent months with the emergence of molestation allegations against his long-time (and now former) assistant coach, Bernie Fine...

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  19. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Keys to Victory over Marshall

    Third-ranked Syracuse is looking to improve to 9-0 for the fourth consecutive season Tuesday night with a win over the Marshall Thundering Herd. Marshall (5-1) should have its hands full with Syracuse’s size and quickness...

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  20. College Basketball: Every Top 25 Team's Season Prognosis Compared to a Movie

    College basketball is in full swing as the contenders try to separate themselves from the pretenders. With so many great match-ups in the rear-view mirror, now’s a great ...

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  21. Who Needs the NBA? 15 Reasons NCAA Basketball Is a Better Product Than the NBA

    The NBA has finally moved beyond its labor problems and is going to have games ready just in time for the holidays. Ho-hum. Personally, I couldn’t care less if the NBA ever plays again...

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  22. 10 of the Coolest Traditions in Men's College Basketball

    Men’s college basketball has been afforded a rare chance to showcase itself to round-ball junkies who may have normally been glued to the NBA...

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  23. Syracuse Basketball: The Top 50 Players in School History

    With all the publicity Syracuse University’s basketball program has received in recent weeks, the private school from upstate New York is under a microscope...

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  24. Syracuse Basketball: 6 Reasons Orange Fans Should Rejoice About Joining the ACC

    While many fans of Syracuse are disappointed in the school's decision to flee the Big East for the ACC, others see a unique opportunity to strike NCAA tournament gold while the iron is hot...

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  25. Syracuse Basketball Allegations: Bernie Fine in a Mess

    I went through last week with a chip on my shoulder. I was angry about the news circulating regarding the grand jury findings and subsequent charges against former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky...

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