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- Louisville and Kentucky expecting to host busy weekend for key recruits
With the regular season behind them, the football teams for the universities of Kentucky and Louisville will dedicate this weekend in a big way to the future of their programs, with both schools host their first major groups of official recruiting visitors.
- Syracuse basketball fans: Join assistant coach Mike Hopkins for a Twitter chat on Thursday
Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins watches his team warm up prior to the Orange's game against Minnesota in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 25, 2013, at the Lahaina Civic Center.
- Syracuse football and the 70-team bowl field are sort of made for each other, don't you think?
Syracuse football and the 70-team bowl field are sort of made for each other, don't you think? Scott Shafer led his first-ever Syracuse University football team to a 6-6 regular season.
- Mike's Mailbox: Does the NCAA's emphasis on hand-checking favor Syracuse's zone?
Post-Standard basketball writer Mike Waters answers readers' questions about the Orange, the ACC, all of college basketball and just about anything else.
- Boston College Daily Links: No, Andre. Don't Do That.
Andre Williams says he'll 'chop' the Heisman into pieces and share it if he wins If Boston College running back Andre Williams wins the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, he's going to do something unconventional with it.
- College football: ACC coaches recognize 5 Orange players
Five Syracuse University football players were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team on Wednesday, as selected by league's 14 head coaches.
- Ex-Conrad star earns all-conference honors
The College of New Rochelle sophomore Tayler Fisher was recently named to the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2013 All-HIVAC Cross Country team.
- Like rest of the news industry, campus papers reach for new strategies
From Pew Research CenterMany of the nation's estimated 1,600 college newspapers are now experimenting with editorial and business innovations in the face of some of the same economic hardships that have hit the rest of the newspaper industry.There is little hard data on the student newspaper field compared to that of the widely-studied commercial ... (more)
- Five area standouts to play in BCS bowls
The final round of Bowl Championship series games will have plenty of local flavor.
Youth football stars set for 'bowl' ORLANDO, Fla. - Durham youth football players Yasir Stroud and Myles Harp have been named Offense-Defense Sports Football All-Americans and invited to participate in the eighth annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities at the Citrus Bowl here Dec. 30-Jan. 5. Stroud, a Shepard Middle School seventh grader, ... (more)
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- Georgia Tech Leads SU, 49-0
Georgia Tech has taken a 49-0 lead off of a three-touchdown third quarter. The Yellow Jackets have tallied 394 total yards of offense including 306 on the ground.
- Hoops Teams Tip Off At Orange Madness
Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim arrived at Orange Madness in style on Friday night, stepping onto the court out of a New York City taxi.
- Where to Watch Syracuse vs. Georgia Tech
The Syracuse football team makes its first-ever visit to Georgia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Orange and Yellow Jackets kick off at 12:30 p.m. from Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The game is being televised on the ACC Network.
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- CBA honored by county legislature
22 seniors from CBA's Section III champions football team were the guests of honor at the Onondaga County legislature today. The Brothers made it to the state playoffs before falling to Elmira in the quarterfinals.
- No. 4 Syracuse beats Indiana 69-52
Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis added 17 points and eight assists, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Indiana 69-52 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night.
- OCC men edge Davis, 87-73
The OCC men's basketball team beat Davis 87-73 Tuesday.
- Northstars top Brothers, 67-47
The C-NS boys basketball team topped CBA 67-47 Tuesday. Northstars' Connor Evans led the way with 24 points.
- Longtime 'Gate Coach Biddle bids farewell
In Hamilton today, longtime Colgate football coach Dick Biddle passed the torch to top assistant Dan Hunt after 18 season and seven Patriot League titles.
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- Jags sign former SU RB Delone Carter
Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Jacksonville Jaguars made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, signing former SU running back Delone Carter and placing running back Justin Forsett and wide receiver Stephen Burton on injured reserve.
Carter spent his first two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, where he rushed 133 times for 499 yards with five touchdowns. The Syracuse product was traded to Baltimore on Aug. 21 and waived by the Ravens nine days later.
Forsett broke a bone in his foot in Jacksonville's 27-20 win over Houston on Nov. 24. The 28-year-old appeared in nine games this season and carried the ball six times for 31 yards, while adding 15 catches for 82 yards.
Burton suffered a concussion in a 29-27 Jaguars' win over Tennessee on Nov. 10 and has not played since. The three-year pro had eight catches for 76 yards in four games this season.
The Jaguars also signed wide receiver Chad Bumphis to the practice squad and waived wide receiver Marcus Jackson.
- Former Syracuse Chief, 2-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay retires
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Beset by injuries and no longer able to pitch the way he wants, Roy Halladay retired on Monday, walking away from baseball with 203 wins and a reputation as a dominant and hard-working right-hander who won the Cy Young Award in both leagues and threw a postseason no-hitter.
Halladay, 36, signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.
He pitched 12 seasons for the Blue Jays and the last four with the Philadelphia Phillies, his wins and appearances decreasing each year with the National League club.
He had surgery in May to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and remove a bone spur and struggled with a reduction in velocity, finishing with a 6.82 earned run average -- the highest of his career since he became a star pitcher -- in 13 starts.
"It's so much fun to play the game and to go out and to compete. I looked forward to that fifth day more than anything," said Halladay, who was a free agent. "To go out there and know that it's probably not going to feel very good and I'm not going to be able to do things the way I want to was very frustrating -- not only personally, but I thought there was a certain responsibility to my teammates, to the organization.
"That part was very challenging for me to feel like you're giving it everything you can but there's something holding you back. That was a major factor in deciding this was the right time (to retire). I want to be able to give everything of myself that I can and I felt like this was a point where I really couldn't do that anymore, I couldn't give them what I wanted to. From that standpoint, we knew it was the right time."
The Phillies acquired Halladay after making back-to-back World Series trips, hoping the right-hander would lead them to more.
Though Halladay never made it to the series with the Blue Jays or Phillies, he did turn in one of the most memorable postseason starts of all-time, throwing only the second no-hitter in playoff history against the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of the 2010 National League Divisional Series -- his first career postseason start.
He threw a perfect game against the Marlins during the regular season that year.
The Phillies made it to the NL Championship Series that season and Halladay pitched again in the 2011 NLDS, finishing with a playoff ERA of 2.37 and a 3-2 record in five starts.
"I'm more comfortable having come up a little bit short than never having that chance," Halladay said.
He captured his first Cy Young Award in 2003 with the Blue Jays after winning a career-high 22 games with a 3.25 ERA, nine complete games, two shutouts, 266 innings pitched and 204 strikeouts.
Halladay went 21-10 in his first season with the Phillies in 2010, striking out 219 with a 2.44 ERA to win the NL Cy Young Award. Overall, he finished in the top-five in Cy Young balloting seven times.
"It was a tremendous run, a tremendous experience and it's something I'll never forget," he said.
Halladay made the announcement at baseball's winter meetings, saying he had a lot to look forward to after hopefully "leaving baseball better than when I found it." He called it an exciting day for his family.
"I had to stop my wife from cracking the champagne this morning," he said.
Halladay gained a reputation as a dogged worker who, if nothing else had gone right in his career, at least would have inspired teammates to work harder on their own game.
"He was one of the best competitors who ever played this game and taught everyone around him to prepare the right way in order to be the best," said Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. "For me, personally, he helped me understand the game more and gave me insight on how to become a top-of-the-line starting pitcher."
Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick called Halladay "probably the best influence in my career" and said baseball "just lost the best pitcher of the last 10 years."
"He is by far the hardest worker that I've ever seen and treated every game as if it were his last," said Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. "I'll miss his presence and passion but, most of all, I will miss his intensity."
Halladay went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA, 67 complete games, 20 shutouts and 2,117 strikeouts in 416 major league appearances. He led his league in innings pitched four times and threw nine complete games in a season four times.
"As much as I worked out, I'm not going to miss it," Halladay laughed. "The hardest part is going to be that fifth day, once the season starts ... that's the only part I'm going to miss.
"But as a baseball player you realize that's something you can't do all your life and there's a time it's going to come to an end."
- Torre, La Russa and Cox elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa were all unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday under the Expansion Era Ballot.
The three managers will be enshrined in Cooperstown on July 27.
"I am thrilled that these great managers during my tenure as commissioner will join the legends of our game in the halls of Cooperstown," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "In careers of consistent excellence and incredible longevity, Bobby, Tony and Joe all left indelible impacts on our national pastime. For decades, these three individuals not only led great ballclubs, but instilled in their teams a brand of class and professionalism that baseball fans admired. It is fitting that Bobby, Tony and Joe will share our game's highest honor together."
These men were the dominant managerial figures in baseball since the mid-1990s.
They all rank in the top five in managerial wins, all with well over 2,000 to their credit.
Torre, who is fifth on that list with 2,326 victories, started his managerial career as a player-manager for the New York Mets and also skippered the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees.
Of course, it was with the Yankees that Torre had his most success, as he racked up 1,173 of his wins, while leading them to four World Series titles, six American League pennants, 10 A.L. East titles and a postseason berth in all 12 of his seasons with the club.
"It hits you like a sledgehammer," Torre said. "I can't tell you how excited I am. What makes it even better is to go in with these two guys. We waged a lot of battles against each other. It's just a great, great feeling."
Torre, who now serves as the Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball, also enjoyed a terrific playing career for the Braves, Cardinals and Mets.
As a player he appeared in nine All-Star games as a catcher, first-baseman and third-baseman and was named the 1971 NL MVP winner as a member of the Cardinals.
Cox, meanwhile, is fourth on the all-time managerial wins list with 2,504 victories.
He guided the Atlanta Braves to the 1995 World Series title and 14 consecutive N.L. East pennants. His Braves teams lost four World Series in his time at the helm.
"They say your life changes when you get elected to the Hall of Fame, and it has," Cox said. "I've got goose bumps. It's the greatest honor we could ever have. Hopefully two guys who helped get me to the Hall of Fame, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, will be inducted as well."
Glavine and Maddux are up for election for the first time and voting results will be announced on Jan. 8.
La Russa managed the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals for 33 seasons.
He compiled 2,728 wins to rank third all-time behind Connie Mack and John McGraw and won three World Series titles, one with the A's in 1989 and twice with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011.
"I guess the best way to describe the feeling is just stunned," La Russa said. "When you love baseball, you appreciate the history and the club that you've just been voted into with total respect, humility and honor, I say thank you."
Twelve votes were needed from the 16-man Expansion Era Committee to gain. None of the other nine men, including Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner, received more than six votes.
- SU hoops moves up in both major polls
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University men’s basketball team is still undefeated after beating Binghamton on Saturday and the Orange have been rewarded with spots closer to the top in both major polls.
The Orange – and also Arizona – took advantage of a major upset for previously top-ranked Michigan State to move up.
SU improved to No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and No. 3 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in both polls.
Ohio State switched places with SU in both polls, moving up to No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 2 in the Coaches poll.
Wisconsin moved up to No. 4 in the AP poll and Louisville moved up to No. 4 in the Coaches poll.
Michigan State slid to No. 5 in both polls. The Spartans lost to unranked North Carolina at home on Wednesday.
The results for both polls are available on the USA Today website
- SU football team accepts invite to Texas Bowl
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The Syracuse University football team has accepted a bid to play in the Texas Bowl
on December 27th.
The Orange's opponent will be the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The game will be played December 27th at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Kickoff will be 6:00 p.m. EST on ESPN.
It will be the 25th bowl game for Syracuse and the third in four years.
"It is great to see an ACC-Big Ten matchup in a terrific bowl game," said Syracuse Head Coach Scott Shafer.
"I couldn't be happier for our senior class to have the opportunity to go to Texas and play a Big Ten school. One of the things I have enjoyed the most about this season is our seniors. They are tough kids who never give in. This is a perfect way for them to end their season and their Syracuse career – playing in their final game in an SU uniform in the Texas Bowl."
The Gophers finished 8-4 in the Big Ten
this season. The Orange finished 6-6 in the ACC
Minnesota lost the Texas Bowl last season to Texas Tech by a score of 34-31.
SU last played Minnesota
on September 22, 2012. The Orange lost 17-10 on the road.
Minnesota leads the series 3-1.
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The video below recaps last year's Texas Bowl and its festivities.
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