1. Big East Football: Ranking the Playmakers by Fantasy Value

    Quarterbacks: 1) Zach Collaros, Cincinnati: He only started four games last season while Tony Pike was injured, but he put up absolutely ridiculous numbers...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 695 reads 2 comments

  2. Syracuse Orange Football: A Peak at the New-Look Two-Deep

    When the Syracuse Orange storm into Akron, Ohio, on Sept. 4, its offense is going to look quite a bit different than it did last year. Gone are playmakers Greg Paulus and Mike Williams, along with a decent portion of the offensive line...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 1,317 reads 4 comments

  3. College Football Fall Practice: Top Big East Storylines

    The Big East is a quality football conference, no matter what the perception is.The doubters out there, who write this conference off without even inspecting their wares, are missing ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 477 reads 7 comments

  4. Mountain West Conference: How Its New Teams Affect BCS Hopes

    Another blow may have been delivered to college football’s lower class in the constantly escalating battle between the haves and the have-nots. This time though, the attack came from within...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 2,725 reads 17 comments

  5. Big East Football Injury Report: Five Teams Already Hurting

    Injuries are, without a doubt, the biggest thing that rationalizing fans love to point to when their team doesn’t quite live up to expectations...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 1,196 reads 8 comments

  6. College Football: Big East's Best Coaches By Rank

    In recent years, the Big East has become a jumping-off point for talented young coaches to build their résumés until a better job opens up...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 1,888 reads 20 comments

  7. NFL Preseason: Top Five Quarterback Battles

    There's no single position in the sport of football that has more impact on his team's chances for success in any given year. Even with a fantastic running game, the sport simply demands you have a quarterback with at leave average capability...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 893 reads 2 comments

  8. NFL Preseason: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    The National Football League is probably the most well liked and best run professional sports leagues in America right now...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 415 reads 7 comments

  9. A Modest Proposal for The USA Today Coaches Poll and America

    In America we love our democracy. It’s government for the people as it’s decided on by the people. However, lately I’ve been wondering if perhaps asking everyone in America to vote is really worth the hassle...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 1,435 reads 64 comments

  10. Delone Carter Returns to Syracuse Orange Football: Breaking the Curse

    It seems like in the last decade or so, the Syracuse Orange have been caught in a nightmarish “Groundhog Day” scenario...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 923 reads 9 comments

  11. CFB Coaches' Poll and the Big East: Pitt, WVU In While Cincy, UConn Out

    If you're a Big East fan, it's probably best to accept that the league—and a number of teams in it—is never really going to get its due respect in preseason polls...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 883 reads 44 comments

  12. Dave Wannstedt Is Not Concerned With Jabaal Sheard Committing Assault

    There seems to be something amiss in Pittsburgh these days. Not even three weeks after being charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 770 reads 18 comments

  13. Freshman Impact: Five Rookies Who Could Help Syracuse Go Bowling

    In year one of the Doug Marrone era, the new head man showed he’s not at all hesitant about putting freshman on the field...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 1,977 reads 10 comments

  14. For Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, Earning the Starting Job Is Just Step One

    Roughly a month from now, the Syracuse Orange are going to take to the practice fields outside Manley Field House just as they do every summer...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 815 reads 4 comments

  15. NBA Free Agency Coverage: The Latest Example of the End of Media Ethics

    The latest craze surrounding NBA free agency has made it apparent that the sports media no longer lives up to the traditional ethics of journalism...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about 4 years ago 419 reads 5 comments

  16. Spring Practice Session No. 9: Syracuse Orange Turning Up the Intensity

    At this time, the essayist Dan Kelley has broken down completely. With the conclusion of the academic year drawing closer every day, and sleepless nights becoming the norm, the exhaustion finally seems to have caught up with Mr...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 1,235 reads 2 comments

  17. Spring Practice, Day Four: Syracuse Orange Run Defense Sets The Tone

    The sun was back for the fourth session of Spring practice Saturday, and along with the nice weekend weather came a whole crowd of fans, as the Orange put the pads back on and finally got to start the serious hitting...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 941 reads 4 comments

  18. Spring Practice, Day Two: Alec Lemon, Shamarko Thomas Stand Out for Syracuse

    For fans of college football, perhaps more than any other sports, the season never really ends. The team may stop playing after the regular season, or if they're lucky after a bowl ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 475 reads 0 comments

  19. East Coast Bias? Perhaps So, but Maybe It's Deserved

    Another winter is reaching its conclusion now, as March rapidly heads towards April. As the calendar flips, the college basketball world will become more and more fixated on Indianapolis for the Final Four and the crowning of a new champion...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 632 reads 15 comments

  20. NCAA Tournament 2010: Breaking Down Syracuse's Path Through the West

    March Madness is once again upon us-- that time in which college hoops fans everywhere will be shirking their real world responsibilities to obsess over the hoops action and the state of their brackets...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 969 reads 1 comments

  21. Elijah Fields Off the Pitt Team, but Was He Paid To Play?

    On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news that Panthers safety/linebacker Elijah Fields was kicked off the team for unconfirmed disciplinary reasons. However, a quick look at Fields' Twitpic page may offer a clue as to why...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 2,822 reads 7 comments

  22. Keeping the Momentum: Five Storylines To Watch for in Syracuse's Spring Practice

    For most programs, a four win season would be considered a massive failure. In fact, it’s hard to even fathom a world in which losing twice as many games as you win could be considered successful...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 852 reads 5 comments

  23. Sorry, Syracuse Fans, but Wesley Johnson Will Soon Be Going Pro

    Syracuse basketball fans know a little something about the heartbreak of being left behind and seeing the dream of something that could have been very special ripped away from them...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 1,930 reads 7 comments

  24. If Chaos Will Lead to Change, Cincinnati and TCU Blew It for Everyone

    The idea that the onset of the new year is a time for change is often espoused by enthusiasts of the holiday season. It’s supposed to provide the impetus we need to finally make some of those ...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 824 reads 31 comments

  25. On the Road To Indy, Only a Few Teams Look Like Real Contenders

    As I sit here, watching two fringe top 25 teams in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati going at it, I’ve also had my eyes spastically moving over to the screen of my computer to keep tabs on the other contests taking place on this cold, January night...

    Dan Kelley Written by Dan Kelley about over 4 years ago 582 reads 10 comments