Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 12/18/12
There are two dynamics of last night’s milestone 900th victory by Jim Boeheim that perfectly capture his career. First, if Keith Smart’s baseline jumper rattles out, at this temporary historical intersection The Per’fesser and The General would have the same exact resumes. 901 wins apiece. Two national championships. Second, Boeheim used his post game platform to stump for gun control. Which was was just another example of him choosing purpose over popularity. On the topic of his resume, Boeheim is considered a tier below Bobby Knight, Coach K, Roy Williams, Adolf Rupp, Dean Smith, Jim Calhoun, and John Wooden. Sure, he’s in the basketball Hall of Fame. Everyone knows about his three Final Fours, and one national title. But the SU program, for all of its undeniable success, has often been haunted by tournament voodoo. Knight is viewed as an old school taskmaster, a throwback from a bygone era. He’s the hoops version of Woody Hayes or Bear Bryant, a disciplinarian who had startling s...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Joakim Noah reportedly told teammates he is done with Bulls

Doug Whaley clarifies humans playing football comment

Rivera on Newton comments: ‘Not putting anybody on blast’

Packers ‘being smart’ with Jordy Nelson’s return

Mets refusing to skip Harvey despite another poor start

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tony Romo on ‘supportive’ Jerry Jones: He’s ‘like a dad’

NFL owners: Concussion issues need to be explained better

Eagles OC: Sam Bradford not guaranteed starting job

Draymond Green on recent play: ‘I’ve been awful’

Report: Stephen Curry’s knee is ’70 percent at best’

Andre Roberson felt ‘disrespected’ by Warriors

Adams dealing with ‘testicular contusion’ after Green kick

Joey Votto booed by Dodgers fans for stomping paper airplane

Ten worst value contracts in the NFL

Klay Thompson embarrassingly thought Warriors had 40 assists

The NBA’s five most tortured playoff teams

Arizona Cardinals want Tom Brady to play Week 1

Does Adam Silver want a team back in Seattle?

Five downtrodden NBA teams ready to surge

Puig benched for not hustling, cracks Don Mattingly joke

Buffalo Bills’ laughable media policy will only hurt themselves

Larry Fitzgerald wouldn't shed tears if Brady misses Pats-Cardinals

Report: Tech billionaire Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The five most disappointing MLB teams this season

QUIZ: Identify these NHL Hall of Famers by their nicknames

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history

Cy Young Award contenders at the quarter mark of the season

QUIZ: Name the NHL franchises that have never won the Stanley Cup

How the goalies stack up in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals

Ranking the four potential NBA Finals matchups

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker