Posted March 19, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Jim Boeheim
TEAMS: Syracuse Orange
After two victories in New Mexico, No.4 seed Wisconsin prepares for the region's top seed in Syracuse Thursday evening at TD Garden in Boston. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan addresses the media Monday about the Orange, his relationship with Orange coach Jim Boeheim and about the success of the Big Ten in the postseason.

Jim Boeheim says he has ‘never enjoyed coaching’

Jim Boeheim certainly isn’t coaching for the money. Having been the head coach at Syracuse since 1976 and turned the program into one of the premier college basketball programs in the nation, Boeheim is pulling in enough money annually to pay the bills. At the age of 67, he is still going strong, has his team in the Sweet 16 once again, and is chasing 900 career victories. The...

Can Badgers solve the Orange's 2-3 zone?

MADISON, Wis. If death and taxes are the only two certainties in this life, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim playing a 2-3 zone defense must run a close third. For 36 years, the matchup-zone has been a staple of Boeheim's coaching success at Syracuse, a component as tried and true as anything in the college basketball world. Only a coach with 889 victories and a national...

Christmas in March: Can Rak Hold His Own Against Physical Wisconsin

Rakeem Christmas has now become an enormous part of the equation for Syracuse, and the freshman stepped up with the spotlight on him Saturday. Rak City has been forced into action after the loss of Fab, and had his best game of his collegiate career, ripping down 11 boards and swatting 3 shots to go along with 8 points. He played a very intelligent game, and didn’t try to do...

Scoop Brings Crying Syracuse Fan Birthday Present

A few weeks ago I posted the video about the Scoop Fan that was sad to see him graduate. Well yesterday was little Shanes birthday, and guess who gave him his first present…Scoop Jardine from Syracuse University. Scoop’s biggest little fan had the chance to meet Scoop! We know he will be routing him on in the NCAA Tournament as we are to!       Watch the Video Below:

In the Flow: Syracuse Finally Finds Lost Offensive Rhythm Against K-State After the Big East Tournament loss to Cincinnati, and the mother of all scares from UNC Asheville (not to mention a string of several close calls at the end of the regular season), many were beginning to wonder what happened to the dominant Orange team we had seen. Syracuse had been winning, but not firing on all cylinders. That’s until the second half of the Kansas...

Syracuse Basketball: SU takes care of K-State and head to Sweet Sixteen

As much as SU was out of sync on Thursday in their first game of the Big Dance was top seed Syracuse (33-2 ~ 17-1 in the Big East) in gear from the get go against No. 8 Kansas State (22-11 ~ 10-8 in the Big 12), as they dominated for most of the game on both sides of the ball and ended up with a 16 points win, 75 to 59, while alumn Vice President Joe Biden watched from the stands...

Fizz 5: Syracuse Heads to the Sweet 16, Rak City Kid, Rak Rak City

With the Syracuse win over Kansas State, Jim Boeheim marches into the Sweet 16 yet again. But can he make it farther? The Fizz is following the Orange courtside throughout the tournament, and gets to return home this week to Boston. In an interesting moment of serendipity, K-State was also without its leading rebounder Jamar Samuels, who was held out due to eligibility issues....

Syracuse finds some redemption in win

If you're looking for a half of basketball that perfectly demonstrates the resilience of the Syracuse Orange during this wild, unpredictable season, pay close attention to the final 20 minutes of their 75-59 victory over Kansas State on Saturday. Throughout the first half, Syracuse more closely resembled the one-seed that barely squeaked by a 16-seed two days before than the...

Syracuse-Wisconsin Sweet 16 Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

With the final set of “Third Round” games finishing up Sunday night, it’s time for the Sweet 16. As we do every year, we will have in-depth previews of each Sweet 16 and Elite 8 matchup this weekend. In this post, we preview the East Region Sweet 16 matchup between the cantankerous Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse Orange and the ultra-expressive Bo Ryan’s Wisconsin Badgers. Syracuse...

Darryl Gross Tells Fizz SU Being “Aggressive” About New Football Facility When Daryl Gross was hired as athletic director at Syracuse, there was plenty of backlash. Who was this hot shot coming in from California, what did he know about upstate New York? Since, there has been plenty of good and some inarguable bad. He’s imported solid coaches into the athletic department, made Olympic sports a priority, and marketed the Orange as New York’s...
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