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...
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.
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
Syracuse picks up another late commitment for the Class of ’13 as WR Sean Avant chooses the Orange over the weekend. Multiple reports say the Miramar, FL native selected SU over offers from Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. Avant hails from the same hometown as Keon Lyn, and joins Corey Cooper and Corey Winfield as the incoming wide receiving corps.
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.
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Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams lost his home to a fire during the team's 66-60 win over Cal on Saturday night.