Found May 07, 2013 on
I think my personal record for offending someone on a first date is about four minutes after picking her up, which is pretty much how the Syracuse to the ACC era began. Head coach Jim Boeheim started by comparing the Big East Tournament and the ACC Tournament: "It's a great place for a tournament," he told the Birmingham News of New York. "Where would you want to go to to a tournament for five days? Let's see: Greensboro, North Carolina, or New York City? Jeez. Let me think about that one and get back to you."
On the reasons for conference expansion, he said, "this audience knows why we are doing this. There's two reasons: Money and football."
And while both answers were honest (and right) he wasn't exactly walking the party line (which is why we should like him). He also reminisced about all the teams he's spent his career playing against. "We've played St. John's for the 50 years I've been at Syracuse, and Geo...
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A phrase we'll all have to get used to sooner than later. James Arthur Boeheim may not like being asked about his impending retirement, but, at 69 years of age, the Hall of Fame coach won't be coaching forever -- or will he?
Anyway, I got to thinking about Hopkins taking over the program again after reading this piece about the Cali kid turned would-be 'Cuse coach. Officially...
So who are the biggest targets this summer for Syracuse football? Orange Nation has seen the program get close, but fall just short of nabbing a few elite players like Ishaq Williams, Gus Edwards, and Ebo Ogundeko. Even with the patience that comes with a head coaching change, there’s still an expectation by some of the faithful to snag a 4-star recruit or two in ’14.
Scott Shafer knows how to captivate a crowd. Whether he’s standing behind the podium, or standing in front of 20,000… er, 4,000 fans inside the Dome, the man knows how to get Orange juices pumping. On Monday the hard-nosed coach spoke to guests at the Links of Erie Village Golf Course in East Syracuse.
Bud Poliquin over at the Post-Standard picked out some of the more interesting quotes...