George McDonald is looking to mine the fertile grounds of Florida, and with his connections within the Sunshine State, he could be on the verge of hitting a geyser. Reportedly the Syracuse offensive coordinator offered two scholarships to players at Blanche Ely High (Pompano Beach), and giving a long look at a third.
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Will Syracuse be playing in a postseason conference tournament in the Big Apple once again? It’s possible after the murmurs that came out of the ACC meetings last week in Florida. Several coaches, athletic directors, and officials engaged in deep discussions over whether to move the ACC Championship from Greensboro to a major market such as NYC.
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Ladies and gentlemen, bettors of all ages, the 2013-14 college basketball betting odds are in, thanks to VegasInsider.com and Bovada. According to Bovada, the Syracuse Orange have 25-1 odds to win the National Championship, while VegasInsider.com has them at a get-out-your-check-books-right-now 40-1 long shots.
The favorite? You guessed it -- or maybe you didn't because I find...
Every year, my friends and I make the trek back up to upstate New York to catch a basketball game at our alma mater, Syracuse University. While the cast of characters changes from year to year, there are five of us who are always up for the trip, regardless of what’s going on in our lives. And while the experience itself is “fun”, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t also...
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Congratulations to our 2012/13 College Dunk of the Year Tournament Champion, Syracuse's C.J. Fair. Fair's dunk garnered 55% of the votes in the finals, edging out Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis.
The City of Syracuse's first couple, Jim and Juli Boeheim, were spotlighted Wednesday evening at Turning Stone with an event, sponsored by 40 Below, to celebrate Boeheim's 50 years in Central New York.
According to 40 Below's website, the object of the event was to have the Boeheims share stories about their history in Syracuse and where the region is going in the future...
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...
Even if not enamored with Syracuse University, Unversity of Lousiville fans can identify with the school’s wanting to get out of the Big East or the American Athletic Conference to get to the Atlantic Coast Conference as soon as possible. A group of students at SU recently put together a Boehemian Rhapsody, a well-done take on the original music by Queen.
A sketch comedy troupe based out of Syracuse called “Humor Whore” has done an outstanding job of creating a parody version of the Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” featuring lyrics crafted to address all things related to Syracuse Orange basketball. Fittingly, the song is entitled, “Boeheimian Rhapsody,” a nod to head basketball coach Jim Boeheim’s name. Very clever...
Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas tweeted out a Vine of himself dancing to the “Stanky Leg” after getting an Apple TV for reaching the Final Four.
This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my life.
someone’s happy he got an Apple TV from the final fourvine.co/v/bxL6KD5abbA
— Rakeem Christmas(@R_Xmas25) May 1, 2013
Sanity prevailed in C.J. Fair’s decision on whether to jump to the NBA.
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me. I’m excited about working hard with my teammates to put together another great season and graduating has also been a goal of mine.”
First off, this gives the Orange a major boost going...
Typo, or leak?
NBA.com’s David Aldridge wrote an article yesterday about the small forwards of the 2013 class, claiming that Syracuse star C.J. Fair had already declared for the NBA Draft. While many believe Fair will in fact go pro, he hasn’t made any decision public, though he is scheduled to have a press conference this week to update the school and fans on...
MR GRUMPY PANTS
Gregg Doyel of CBS asked Jim Boeheim if he was returning for the 2014 season, and the Syracuse coach wasn't having any of it in the post- Final Four presser.
ALL YOU CAN EAT
Syracuse reserve guard Russ DeRemer proved today that oranges aren’t the only fruit he’s fond of. While Sarah Kogod, a sports blogger for The Washington Post, talked with players at the Verizon Center Wednesday, she stumbled upon DeRemer’s passion for food-related challenges. Before long, DeRemer was shoveling down bananas as teammates cheered him on. Fellow guard Nolan Hart served...
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BIGGER THAN THE GAME
Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams lost his home to a fire during the team's 66-60 win over Cal on Saturday night.