Found March 15, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Move over William Shatner, I think someone has just beat you when it comes to a travel deal. In celebration of the Syracuse Orange #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Talk about March Madness, this is is the very definition, as the city of Syracuse is offering a variety of $1 deals throughout the city for residents and visitors alike.  There are even $1 hotel stays. 22 local hotels, restaurants & attractions (i.e., museums, spas – even the opera!) have all signed up to offer discounts for The Orange’s run through the NCAA tournament. To receive all deals, interested parties need to simply mention the “1 for 1 All the Way.” Please find a full list of “Syracuse’s 1 for 1 All the Way” offers here.  You can also visit for more information. Syracuse’s 1 for 1 All the Way special started March 13, and will continue until the Syracuse Orange either get eliminated from or win the NCAA basketball tournament. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an offici...

Southern Mississippi coach Larry Eustachy does not know who Fab Melo is

With Fab Melo ruled ineligible for the NCAA tournament, some are wondering if Syracuse is destined for an early exit. Assuming the Orange get past 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville, the winner of the first (second) round game between Kansas State and Southern Mississippi could be primed to pull off an upset. You would think either of those teams would be salivating at the thought of taking...

Boeheim disappointed over loss of Melo

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim expressed disappointment Wednesday at losing center Fab Melo for the NCAA Tournament because of his academic ineligibility. As the top-seeded Orange prepare to take on UNC-Asheville Thursday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, Boeheim refused to address the specifics of Melo's academic situation, but said he does not...

Top 9 Reasons Syracuse Can Still Make The Final Four Without Fab Melo

9) Depth- If there was one team in the tournament who could afford to lose a player of Melo’s stature it’s Syracuse. This team has 7-8 guys that can arguably start on any Big East team. While the combination of Baye Moussa-Keita and Rakeem Christmas is a downgrade from Melo, they still have the talent to step in and get the job done. 8) The effect of the 2-3 zone- Preparing against...

Source: Fab Melo Plans To Enter NBA Draft

Fab Melo averaged 25.4 minutes, 7.8 points, and 5.8 rebounds with Syracuse this season.

A Few Thoughts on the Syracuse Win and the Aftermath

Syracuse demonstrated how to NOT make the cover of the NY PostSyracuse survived against UNC Asheville yesterday, but today everyone across the country, and especially on sports talk radio, is still howling about the game - or more accurately howling about the officiating at the end of the game.Let's get this right out of the way - as Brent Axe has articulated so eloquently,...

Referees save your Bracket by making sure #1 Syracuse defeats #16 UNC-Asheville

Update: After the game, UNC Asheville Coach Eddie Biedenbach in press conference said, "Syracuse is better than Asheville. Tonight... we were better than Syracuse." Champion! Jim Boeheim is having the worst best season in Syracuse Orange college basketball history. Of course the latest development was destined to happen during the NCAA tournament when his team won...

Syracuse Basketball: The road to New Orleans begins today for SU

For East Region top seed Syracuse (31-2 ~ 17-1 in the Big East), who takes on No. 16 UNC-Ashville today (24-9 ~ 16-2 in the Big South) in the first err second round of the NCAA Tournament, this will be the fourth game without their starting center Fab Melo, who missed three games early in January for academic issues. The game, played in CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA. will...

Syracuse Barely Survives Huge Upset

After learning earlier this week that their Big East defensive player of the year Fab Melo was ineligible and couldn’t play in the NCAA March Madness Tournament, Syracuse knew that they had a huge obstacle to overcome. Little did they know that they would have to overcome a bigger obstacle in their first round matchup against UNC-Asheville. Syracuse had to battle back after...

The Rest of Fab Melo Still Ineligible

Today Syracuse reaffirmed that Fab Melo's entire body is still ineligible to play in the NCAA's -- joining his left arm which was declared out weeks ago.NY Post/ReutersTo see how posts like this are done correctly - read the Sports Hernia.

March Madness: NCAA Tournament Podcast – Region Previews, Predictions, and Fab Melo Talk

In episode #27 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, another March Madness edition, I am once again joined by Troy Machir and Rob Dauster of Ballin’ Is a Habit and NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk to discuss the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. We go through each region and discuss what games they hope to see as well as who they see emerging into the Final...
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