1. Syracuse Basketball's Blueprint for Capturing the Big East Title

    What better way for the Orange to exit the Big East than to win one more conference title? One more trophy to raise at their second home, Madison Square Garden. It's so hard to imagine playing a conference tournament in North Carolina, but I digress...

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  2. Syracuse Basketball: Strengths and Weaknesses of the 2013 Recruiting Class

    I'll be in the Carrier Dome on March 6 as the Orange take on DePaul and the fans get to say goodbye to seniors James Southerland and Brandon Triche ...

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  3. Syracuse Basketball: Ranking the Biggest Recruiting Needs for 2014 Class

    College basketball, unlike the NBA, relies on recruiting and not drafting to acquire new players. A coach's success in the living room will determine his success on the court...

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  4. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Questions the Orange Face in Big East Stretch Run

    The college basketball season is reaching its critical time. We're finishing the regular season, and the way things have been going the last month, this stretch run promises to be winding and exciting...

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  5. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Best NBA Draft Scenarios for Michael Carter-Williams

    I know it's not official and many of you are hopping on your left foot with your right arm above your head and your eyes closed...it's only weird when it doesn't work.....

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  6. Syracuse Basketball: Why C.J. Fair Is True MVP of the Orange

    Michael Carter-Williams has gotten the most national attention among this year’s Syracuse Orange. Ranking among the country’s top five in both assists and steals will do that...

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  7. Syracuse Basketball: Why Surprising Brandon Triche Will Reach the NBA

    Some of the best players in Orange basketball history came to Syracuse without lofty rankings or a bunch of stars by their names...

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  8. Syracuse Basketball: Benefits and Drawbacks to a 3-Guard Lineup

    In an effort to improve their offense, Syracuse has briefly used a three-guard lineup in its last two games...

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  9. Syracuse Basketball: Top 10 Players Based on Their NBA Careers

    The Syracuse Orange have long been considered one of the top programs in the country. Wins, All-Americans, Big East Championships and one National Championship...

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  10. Syracuse Basketball: Blueprint to Clinching a No. 1 Seed in March Madness

    What does the Orange have to do to secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament? Many Syracuse fans would ask a very different question. Why would we want to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament? While Syracuse certainly would like to be a No...

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  11. Lance Armstrong: Are You as Angry as I Am?

    We all know what Lance Armstrong is going to tell Oprah today. "I got caught up in wanting to be the best…" blah blah blah. Too late. Way too freaking late. I don’t care that we’ ve seen this a million times before...

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  12. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Louisville in Big East Showdown

    The No. 1 Louisville Cardinals will play host to the No. 6 Syracuse Orange this Saturday in what is shaping up to be appointment television...

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  13. 'Cuse Loses Southerland, Still Beats 'Nova

    The ability to overcome adversity is a key component of being a good team. Will your lesser-known players be able to step up when a starter goes down or has foul trouble? The 7th ...

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  14. NY Giants and Jets, Buffalo Bills Let an Entire State Down in 2012

    Yup, we really have it going on here in New York State. Foot after foot of snow, a balmy 20 degrees and horrific taxes...

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  15. Johnny Manziel Ignores Heisman Bowl Slump

    Johnny Football doesn ’t do Heisman hangovers. I’ll fess up. The Cotton Bowl was the first time that I watched Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel play. I’m not sure I’ ve seen anything like him...

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  16. Bill O'Brien Stays, Will Chip Kelly?

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This tale is of two cities quite different than London and Paris: State College, Pennsylvania and Eugene, Oregon...

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  17. Did USC's Matt Barkley Blow It by Coming Back for His Senior Season?

    At the end of my junior year in college, I was faced with deciding whether to come back to the dorm or move to an apartment...

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  18. Mayans Were Wrong: What I'm Anxious for in 2013 and Beyond

    It's 9:04 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. Whew. The world's still here. It's a good thing because I have so much to do and look forward to. The following is a list of things for each of the major sports that I'm excited to see...

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  19. Cowboys Were Right to Allow Josh Brent on Sidelines

    Josh Brent ’s presence on the sidelines of the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday has caused quite a stir. It won't happen again, since Brent has been banned from being on the sidelines...

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  20. Yes, Virginia, There Was a Big East

    Had Virginia O’Hanlon been eight years old in 2016 instead of 1897, it’s not hard to see her writing the following letter instead of the one asking about the existence of Santa Claus...

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  21. From Noll to Tomlin, Bradshaw to Ben and Batch, Pittsburgh Steelers Are Elite

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the elite organizations in the NFL . They have been for quite some time, and it’s a credit to the Rooney family, who founded the team in 1933...

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  22. How Kansas City Chiefs and NFL Can Help Following Jovan Belcher Tragedy

    We’ll never know the torment and demons that ran rampant through former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher ...

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  23. Penn State Finishes 8-4: Coach Bill O'Brien and Lions Deserve a Ton of Credit

    We’ ve heard nary a peep from Happy Valley this fall. After the exhausting coverage of the horrors that took place at Penn State, that’s been a very welcome thing...

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  24. Syracuse Basketball Teammates Try to Achieve Very Rare Double

    Syracuse University basketball teammates Brandon Tric he and Dajuan Coleman have a chance to pull off a feat that is not only rare but seemingly reserved for siblings: Together, ...

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  25. USC's Pat Haden and Lane Kiffin: Match Made In...? Could Change Happen?

    USC Athletic Director Pat Haden didn’t make the decision to hire head football coach Lane Kiffin . That doesn’t in any way insulate him from the actions of Kiffin. Every boss has two kinds of employees: those they hired and those they kept...

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