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After Syracuse’s dominating win over Marquette in the Elite 8, Jim Boeheim joked about how he goes to the Final Four once every decade. There was 1987, 1996, 2003 and now 2013. It’s an amazing testament to Boeheim’s longevity and ability to stay relevant and competitive for four decades. While these four peak years have spanned nearly 40, that he only has these four trips has been a source of frustration for SU fans over the years.
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A coach of Boeheim’s stature really should have more. Mike Krzyzewski has an incredible 12 trips. Tom Izzo had a period starting in the late 90’s where he went to 6 in a dozen years. With Orange teams good enough for 920+ wins, it’s a fair criticism to point out. However as Boeheim’s career winds down, it’s pretty clear his program is trending up. Consider:
You can make an a really solid argument that Syracuse is Fab Melo being suspended away from this back-to-back Final Fours. If you take it a st...
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Syracuse and Jim Boeheim have become synonymous over the years. With another trip to the Final Four ahead, he talks about this year's team and so much more inside.
Jim Boeheim expressed some concern over Syracuse playing Michigan in the Final Four after watching what the Wolverines did to the Florida Gators in the South Region finals of the NCAA tournament Sunday.
Michigan was on fire in the first half against Florida and outscored the Gators 47-30. Boeheim and his point guard Michael Carter-Williams joined the CBS crew for an interview during...
Q: Has any college basketball team ever been through the up-and-down odyssey endured by the Syracuse program over the past 17 months?
To expand on that: No team has even come close. Not the Kentucky program that won a national title in 2012, subsequently saw six players drafted into the NBA, then lost in the first round of the NIT last month. Not the Florida Gulf Coast team...
he Final Four coaches held a national teleconference today -- here's the transcript of Jim Boeheim as he talks about his Orangemen and taking on the Michigan Wolverines.
Syracuse did it with defense. Jim Boeheim has been labeled a crusty, negative curmudgeon this season (yes, more so than usual), but for the next week, he’ll be referred to as a defensive wizard that turned around an Orange team that had looked like it would have a short stay in March.
Marquette had no answer inside against Syracuse’s zone, and the Orange took down...
Michigan, Wichita State, Syracuse, Louisville. One of these teams will be the Men’s College Basketball National Champion for 2013. It really is anybody’s championship to win. Seriously, look at your brackets. If you have the correct Final Four, I have to believe that you are a witch and would have been burned at the stake in earlier times. You should give Miss Cleo a call to...
Who in their right minds thought we would be writing about Syracuse in Atlanta a month ago? When Jim Boeheim started talking about golf it seemed like a lost season and a potential early exit for the Orange. Now there are three big time programs and a Cinderella story remaining to cut down the nets in the Peach State.
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