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  1. Pregame Shootaround: Duke and Syracuse headlines the first day of February

    Feb 1, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT


    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also…

  2. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim no fan of paying student-athletes

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange head coach Boeheim watches his team play the Michigan Wolverines in the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four basketball game in Atlanta

    With the O’Bannon lawsuit gaining some momentum in the form of EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company deciding to settle with the plaintiffs the concept of student-athlete compensation (beyond what those on scholarship currently receive) has been discussed with greater frequency in recent weeks. On one side of the equation are those who see…

  3. Syracuse, Georgetown close to renewing acquaintances?

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Big East Conference

    Many likely remember the drama surrounding the meetings between old rivals Georgetown and Syracuse this past season, with all the dramatics surrounding it being “the last time these two will play” as members of the Big East. Well it seems as if the two programs are close to agreeing to a ten-year contract, with Syracuse…

  4. Jim Boeheim, reporter feud at Final Four press conference (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Questions about Jim Boeheim’s future with Syracuse had drawn attention in the weeks prior to the Final Four, but he appeared to have cleared them up before his team’s matchup with Michigan Saturday night. But’s Gregg Doyel asked the question again in the video above, drawing the response below: Q. When do you think…

  5. Home of Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams destroyed by fire

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    The Boston-area home of Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams was destroyed by fire as the sophomore and his team beat California Saturday night in San Jose, Calif., in the Round of 32 of the NCAA tournament, multiple outlets are reporting. The home reportedly belongs to Carter-Williams’ mother, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, who was in San Jose to support her…

  6. Syracuse outlasts California to advance to Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Despite turning the ball over 15 times and shooting 26-of-41 from the free throw line in its Round of 32 matchup with California Saturday night, No. 4 Syracuse has advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 66-60 win at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting from…

  7. NCAA investigation of Syracuse has grown to include ‘major and wide-ranging’ violations

    Mar 20, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    The Syracuse University men’s basketball team is under investigation by the NCAA for “major and wide-ranging” violations, part of an investigation that has been going on for “years,” Dennis Dodd of is reporting. According to the report, the NCAA’s investigation into possible violations of the drug policy has grown larger in scope, but is…

  8. Despite loss, No. 19 Syracuse is better than it was one week ago

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse Michael Carter-williams

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Riding high on an impressive first half showing against No. 4 Louisville Saturday night, there was no way that No. 19 Syracuse could have known what sort of tidal wave was about to hit them in the second half. But it did. Louisville outscored Syracuse 56-26 in that second half on its…

  9. Preview: No. 4 Louisville meets No. 19 Syracuse for Big East championship

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Louisville Syracuse

    Louisville and Syracuse meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winner is the final Big East champion as we’ve come to know it and will earn an automatic bid. The loser will follow along into the NCAA tournament with an at-large. But both, perhaps more importantly in the historical context…

  10. Georgetown-Syracuse Big East rivalry closes in fitting fashion

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    georgetown syracuse

    NEW YORK — Georgetown already beat Syracuse. In fact, they did it twice. And in devastating fashion. Georgetown defeated the Orange by 11 in front of a record crowd at the Carrier Dome. They then followed it up by dismantling the Orange by 22 in the regular season final. The Hoyas had sent Syracuse off…

  11. No. 19 Syracuse outlasts No. 5 Georgetown in OT to advance to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    NEW YORK — Like the third edition of title fight between two heavyweight contenders, Syracuse-Georgetown III had the makings of the kind of Big East classic that has defined this conference. It had the venue: Madison Square Garden in New York City. It had the history: one that has been built over the past 30…

  12. Brandon Triche, No. 19 Syracuse find shooting touch in win over Seton Hall

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Brandon Triche

    The final five games of the Big East regular season were unkind to Syracuse. The Orange lost four of five games down the stretch, shooting just over 37 percent from the floor in those defeats. Included in that was a 39-point performance against rival Georgetown, one of the lowest offensive outputs in school history. But…

  13. Pregame Shootaround 3.9.13: High-major & mid-major action make for a big Saturday

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Game of the Day: No. 5 Georgetown vs. No. 17 Syracuse (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) Otto Porter made his case for National Player of the Year when these two teams last met, scoring 33 points and carrying Georgetown in a big road win over the Orange. Now the Hoyas return home with a chance to claim…

  14. Pregame Shootaround 2.23.13: Classic Syracuse-Georgetown Big East rivalry ends Saturday

    Feb 23, 2013, 9:34 AM EDT

    Georgetown Syracuse

    Game of the Day: No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Georgetown (4:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The story lines are not in short supply Saturday. No. 11 Georgetown and No. 8 Syracuse meet at the Carrier Dome for the final time as Big East members. The two teams are tied atop the conference standings. A record-breaking…

  15. Syracuse to have record Carrier Dome crowd at Carmelo Anthony jersey retirement Saturday

    Feb 19, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    Syracuse fans

    The Syracuse athletic department announced Tuesday that tickets are sold out for Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Georgetown and that a record crowd of 35,012 people are expected to be in attendance at the Carrier Dome. It is only the second time that Syracuse has announced a sellout in advance. The other came prior to…

  16. James Southerland reportedly likely to play Sunday vs. St. John’s after eligibility issue

    Feb 10, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    After missing six games due to an eligibility issue, Syracuse senior James Southerland will be available to play Sunday vs. St. John’s, the Post Standard is reporting. The report was widely circulated, but has since been taken down. Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News has also cited sources and reported that Southerland is…

  17. Ryan Arcidiacono’s heroics help Villanova beat No. 3 Syracuse in overtime thriller

    Jan 26, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Ryan Arcidiacono Cuse

    Is this really the same Villanova team that lost to Columbia by 18 points on Nov. 20? Guard James Bell hit two key three-pointers in overtime to lead unranked Villanova to a 75-71 win over No. 3 Syracuse at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn., on Sunday. The win is Villanova’s second over a Top…

  18. Michael Carter-Williams dunks as well has he dishes out assists (VIDEO)

    Jan 21, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Photo via The Daily Orange

    Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams has had a sensational sophomore season. the highly touted distributor did not see much action last season because he was behind the likes of Scoop Jardine, Dion Waiters and Brandon Triche. But when he did get in, he did things like this. Through 19 games this season, the 6-foot-6 Massachusetts-native is…

  19. Syracuse to retire Carmelo Anthony’s jersey

    Jan 16, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Syracuse Carmelo Anthony

    He may have only played one season in an orange Syracuse uniform, but Carmelo Anthony’s jersey will be hanging from the rafters of the Carrier Dome come February, ESPN New York is reporting. According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Syracuse has been “working to arrange [the jersey’s retirement] for a couple of years” and an official announcement…

  20. Syracuse’s James Southerland out indefinitely with academic issue, will not play Saturday vs. Villanova

    Jan 12, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Syracuse forward James Southerland is out indefinitely due to eligibility issues, the school announced Saturday. The school cited privacy laws in not disclosing the specific reason, but according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, academics could be at the root of the problem. He will reportedly not suit up for Syracuse’s game Saturday against Villanova. His status for…

  21. Brandon Triche, James Southerland lead No. 7 Syracuse over South Florida

    Jan 6, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    Brandon Triche continued his recent hot shooting streak Sunday afternoon, going 8-of-13 from the floor for 20 points in a 55-44 Syracuse win on the road over South Florida at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. The Orange were slow out of the gate, falling behind by as many as 10, 17-7, in the first…

  22. 5-star recruit Dakari Johnson to choose between Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse on Saturday

    Jan 5, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Dakari Johnson

    Elite 2013 center Dakari Johnson will announce his college decision tonight on ESPN, Dave Telep of is reporting. Johnson reclassified to the Class of 2013 from the Class of 2014 this November, fast-tracking his path to college basketball. The 6-10, 250-pound New York native has narrowed his list to Kentucky, Syracuse, and Georgetown. Syracuse…

  23. Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein won’t keep Dakari Johnson from Kentucky

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Noel Stein UK

    Montverde Academy (Fla.) 2013 center, Dakari Johnson is one of the best remaining seniors out there entering the New Year. The nation’s top center is following in the footsteps of last year’s highly-touted big man, Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel. Towards the end of December, days before Christmas, Johnson – like Noel had done the previous year…

  24. Pregame Shootaround 1.2.13: Boeheim looks to pass Knight

    Jan 2, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take a look below at today’s edition: Note:…

  25. Scoop Jardine debuts as a commentator Wednesday

    Jan 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas State v Syracuse

    While his former head coach Jim Boeheim goes for win No. 903 tonight – which will give him the second-most wins all time in men’s Division I basketball – Scoop Jardine begins his career as a television commentator. Jardine will join SNY’s Big East Preview Show at 5:30 p.m. tonight, according to Donna Ditota of…