1. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Reasons Fans Should Expect an ACC Title in 2014

    Syracuse fans are used to winning. A down Big East season had been a fifth-place finish. I'm not saying Orange fans are spoiled, let's just say...fine, they're spoiled. Will the winning stop because Syracuse begins play in the ACC in 2013-14? No...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about over 1 year ago 4,960 reads 20 comments

  2. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Effects Roster Changes Will Have on Orange in 2014

    Many people struggle with change, preferring the comfort that comes with what's familiar. This is why franchises do so well with diners...

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  3. Don Litzelman: Star at W. Genesee High and Geneseo, an Even Better Man, Update

    Last year I wrote this article about the passing of my friend, former Geneseo State All-American attackman, Don Litzelman, a.k.a Phred...

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  4. Syracuse Basketball: Will DaJuan Coleman Be Orange's Next Super Sophomore?

    After a while, something happening over and over again is more than just coincidence. It then is looked on as a pattern. If it continues, it becomes expected...

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  5. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Biggest Concerns with the Orange's 2014 Roster

    Turnover in roster is the nature of the beast in college basketball. That beast will be bigger and stronger than usual for the Syracuse Orange in the 2013-14 season...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about over 1 year ago 4,525 reads 30 comments

  6. Syracuse Basketball: What Each 2013 Recruit Must Prove in Freshman Season

    A lot is expected of highly recruited and hyped freshmen today in college basketball. The Michigan Wolverines got serious contributions from newbies Mitch McGary, Glen Robinson III, ...

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  7. Syracuse Basketball: Meet 4-Star Recruit Tyler Ennis

    It's time for the changing of the guard. After just one season at the helm, Orange point guard Michael Carter-Williams is taking his considerable, but raw, talents to the NBA. Jim Boeheim won't be holding tryouts to replace MCW ...

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  8. Syracuse Basketball: Who Will Eventually Replace Jim Boeheim?

    The day will come when Jim Boeheim retires from his position as Syracuse head basketball coach. No, seriously. When will that day come? Your guess is as good as mine. I do know that day won't come in the next year...

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  9. Syracuse Basketball: Projecting the Orange's 2013-14 Rotation

    Have you gotten over the Michigan loss? Are you okay? Breathe. All is not bleak. There's a fresh new crop of recruits coming in and enough solid returnees to give us all reason to look forward to next season...

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  10. Syracuse Basketball: Orange Report Card for Final Four Loss to Michigan

    In the end, it was the same old, same old for the Orange. See the basket, see the ball clank off the rim...

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  11. Syracuse Basketball: Analyzing Michael Carter-Williams vs. Trey Burke Matchup

    It's long been said that winning the NCAA championship comes down to point guard play. The Orange's 2003 championship is evidence, because while we all remember Carmelo's 20 points ...

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  12. Syracuse Basketball: Where Does 2013 Final 4 Team Rank in Orange History?

    The 2013 Syracuse Orange head off to Atlanta as the fifth Syracuse team to make it to the Final Four. Interestingly, those five teams have been spread out at one per decade going back to 1975...

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  13. Syracuse vs. Indiana: Orange Blueprint to Slow Cody Zeller & Victor Oladipo

    Your job, Syracuse Orange, is to slow down the Indiana Hoosiers and stars Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo . Your chances of advancing to the East Regional Final depend on you succeeding...

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  14. Syracuse Orange Without Jim Boeheim Can't Be Real, Can It?

    You know that moment, first thing in the morning, when you aren’t aware that the horror fresh in your mind was just a bad dream? It seemed so real. This is what I experienced first thing this morning...

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  15. Kentucky Basketball: 2012 or 2013 More Likely Moving Forward?

    This is what John Calipari signed up for when he decided to welcome the best high school basketball players in the country, regardless of how long they might stay in Lexington...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about over 1 year ago 5,533 reads 77 comments

  16. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Cal in Round of 32 of NCAA Tournament

    After dispensing the Montana Grizzlies, the Syracuse Orange move on to face the Bears. At approximately 9:40 Eastern Time Saturday night, the Orange tip against the Cal Bears, who became yet another No...

    Brian Kinel Written by Brian Kinel about over 1 year ago 1,802 reads 2 comments

  17. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Predictions for Orange in 2013 NCAA Tournament

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year." I actually heard the song in my head as I wrote that. Spring is coming. Baseball is coming. And best of all, March Madness is here...

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  18. How 2-3 Zone Can Lead Syracuse Deep into the NCAA Tournament

    The importance of the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense was made very clear to coach Jim Boeheim on the night of November 4, 2009. The zone never left the bench, as the Orange played man-to-man the whole game...

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  19. Syracuse Basketball: Ranking Most Likely Orange March Madness Heroes

    Sunday is Selection Sunday, which means it's time for March Madness dreams which always involve heroes. Orange dreams, circa 1987, introduced us to future Orange all-timer Derrick ...

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  20. Syracuse Basketball: Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios in Big East Tournament

    Call it a spoiler alert if you want, but the best-case scenario for the Orange is not that the bus—carrying those Bulls, Pirates, Panthers, Hoyas or Cardinals—gets lost in Manhattan and never makes it to Madison Square Garden...

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  21. Syracuse Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Georgetown in Regular Season Finale

    Even though it doesn't seem right, this Saturday does in fact mark the last regular season Big East game between Georgetown and Syracuse. It would be easy to attach an inordinate amount of historical significance to this game...

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  22. LA Angels Have Right Not to Pay Mike Trout Now, but It Could Cost Them Later

    Much is being made of the Los Angeles Angels renewing phenom Mike Trout ’s contract for $510,000 this season...

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  23. Syracuse Basketball: What Orange Can Learn from Each of Their Losses

    It has long been said that it's not what happens in life but how you react to it that matters. In order to react to things, you would have to analyze them and learn from them before reacting...

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

    How things have changed since January 19th. The Orange were 16-1 and in Louisville to take on the top-ranked Cardinals, also 16-1. Each had visions of the Final Four. Now? Well, those visions are still there...

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  25. Syracuse Basketball: 5-Step Plan to Peaking Before the NCAA Tournament

    On January 26 the No. 3-ranked Syracuse Orange were 18-1 and preparing to play the unranked Villanova Wildcats. Since then the Orange are 4-5 and, after losing tonight to Marquette, will drop in the rankings again...

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