Found October 31, 2011 on Orange Hoops:
Syracuse is starting the 2011-2012 season ranked #5.  The Orange have a reputation of often underachievingwhen highly rated, and overachieving when lowly ranked or unranked.   However, starting the year at #5 is a rarityfor the Orange, something accomplished only three times before.  There are some strong similarities betweenthose three seasons, as we will see.In the fall of 1985, the Orange were ranked #4 to start theseason. This was Pearl Washington’s junior season, and the underrated RafaelAddison was getting recognition as he entered his senior year.  Senior Wendell Alexis was finally getting astarting job, as was Howard Triche, and Rony Seikaly was moving into his sophomoreyear.  The Pearl played as well as couldbe expected, but an injury to Addison’s knee hampered the second half of hisyear.  Rony Seikaly improved, but not asmuch as hoped.  The Orangemen would go26-6 over the season including 14-2 in the Big East, winning the Big EastRegular season championship.  ...

No. 5 Syracuse beats Cal-State-LA 79-49

Fab Melo had 14 points and eight rebounds, Kris Joseph added 11 points, and No. 5 Syracuse beat Division II Cal State-Los Angeles 79-49 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night. Syracuse, which hosts Fordham in its season opener next week, led by as many as 15 points in the first half. It let the Golden Eagles back in the game with some sloppy play, then took charge in the second...

Syracuse Basketball Returns With a Win Over Cal State LA

The Syracuse Orange men's basketball team played its first exhibition of the 2011-12 season, handily dispatching of former Orange legend Stevie Thompson's Cal State-LA team 79-49.  I'm not going to tell you this means anything, because frankly it doesn't.  In fact, I forgot it was happening and only watched the second half.We knew going we wouldn't learn much...

Exhibition winners: No. 5 'Cuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A year ago, Fab Melo was crowned before he even stepped on Jim Boeheim Court.

SU Target Wayne Morgan Tells The Fizz Doug Marrone is “A Real Coach”

Doug Marrone has made it a priority to keep elite talent inside the state of New York. It hasn’t always worked, as stars like Ishaq Williams, Jarron Jones and Chad Kelly have bolted elsewhere. But his efforts are paying off with Brooklyn standout Wayne Morgan right now. The 5’11” 190 lb safety is the state’s #2 prospect for the class of 2012, and tells The Fizz he loves...

Bill Sanford To Be Inducted Into Syracuse Rowing Hall of Fame

Syracuse University coaching legend Bill Sanford ’63 will be enshrined in the Syracuse Rowing Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 5. The head coach of the Orange men’s rowing team for 34 years, Sanford led multiple crews to Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championships, including the 1978 Orange varsity eight.

The Fizz 5: What Needs to Change For Syracuse Heading to UConn

That smell is the stinker SU laid in Lousiville that by now has spread to all regions of Orange Nation and might be stuck in your nostrils for awhile. Even a win at UConn may not erase the memory of a hideous performances that conjured up images of the Groobers Error. It was made worse with the memory of a flawless performance against West Virginia. What changed? This week’s...

No. 5 Syracuse Up 29-22 at Halftime

Fab Melo scored the first three field goals for the Orange as No. 5 Syracuse is leading Cal State Los Angeles 29-22 after the first 20 minutes at the Carrier Dome.

Coach Marrone's Weekly Lunch At PJ's Pub

Orange football head coach Doug Marrone will head to PJ's Pub and Grill on Monday to host his weekly lunch on Walton Street in Syracuse's Armory Square. The third-year head coach, who will arrive following his Monday media obligations, will provide insight into SU's progression to this point in the season and preview upcoming games. Coach Marrone will also participate...

Syracuse Rebounds to Defeat Pitt, 3-0

Noemie Lefebvre surpassed the 1,000 kill mark as she led the Syracuse University volleyball team (17-9, 6-4) past Pittsburgh (14-12, 4-7) on Sunday afternoon (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) at Fitzgerald Field House.

CuseNation TV: Marrone Talks UConn (2 of 2)

With a few days of sleep under his belt after the drubbing down in Louisville, Syracuse coach Doug Marrone addressed the media on Monday. was there.

Jovan Miller Signs With Colorado

Former Syracuse University lacrosse star Jovan Miller has signed a contract with the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Colorado Mammoth, the team announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The deal is for two years and is subject to league approval.

Huskies battle Orange in Week 10 odds

Nov 5, 12:00 PM | Grass of Rentschler Field Syracuse Orange vs Connecticut Huskies Odds 5-3TEAM RECORD3-5 Connecticut will look to improve on its 3-5 record this week when they host Syracuse in Week 10 action at Rentschler Field on Saturday. They battle the Orange, currently with a 5-3 mark (3-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the...

Orange Scholar Athletes

Robert Molke of the cross country team and Heather Susek of field hockey are the Syracuse University Scholar Athletes of the Week for Oct. 30, 2011.

Four noteworthy performances from Tuesday’s exhibition games

1. SYRACUSE'S YOUNG CENTERS SHOW PROMISE What happened: With the departure of Rick Jackson leaving Syracuse without a proven low-post defender or rebounder, the Orange desperately need either sophomore Fab Melo or freshman Baye Moussa Keita to fill that role. It's far too early to say whether either are capable of rising to the challenge, but their performance Tuesday night...
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