The new year has arrived with the Syracuse Orange basketball team facing a stretch of futility that in unprecedented for Syracuse fans and head coach Jim Boeheim after getting throttled by St. John’s, Boston College, and virtually any quality opponent that is put in front of them. Can the Orange turn it around? Why have things gone wrong? We take it all on with an expanded Big Five Topics (we go with 10 this week) and look at other frustrating seasons historically at Syracuse during Conner’s Corner Trivia.
Malachi Richardson and Tyler Lydon may be the best freshman duo since Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara. Recap wins over Florida State and Boston College and take a look at the home stretch as the improving Orange make a push towards March. Also, some great Syracuse trivia involving jersey numbers on Conner’s Corner.
This week we react to Syracuse’s self-imposed postseason ban and talk about the impact the penalty will have on the program. We take a look back at the last time Syracuse was banned from the postseason and we discuss if next year’s team could be a national title contender.
All those Orange fans who were hoping Syracuse would drop a game before the postseason got their wish on Wednesday night. How bad a loss was the overtime defeat at the hands of Boston College? What does this basketball team need to get in order ahead of their visit to face Duke at Cameron Indoor on Saturday. All this and some great Syracuse basketball trivia on the Upstate Orange Podcast.
After Tyler Ennis hit a miraculous buzzer-beater to lift Syracuse to 24-0, we compare the super-frosh to Pearl Washington, another Orange freshman phenom with a legendary last second heave. Also, C.J. Fair hits two of the most clutch jumpers you’ll ever see and Syracuse survives one of the biggest hurdles in the gauntlet that is their home stretch in the regular season.
This week Kenny recaps a trio of conference wins for Syracuse and wonders why morally bankrupt coaches live Bobby Petrino and Lane Kiffen can still find employment.
This week Kenny recaps two fantastic finishes in the world of college football. One, Syracuse’s stunning last second victory over Boston College in the Carrier Dome to secure bowl eligibility. Two, Auburn’s unlikely end of game victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday night. Also, what is with all the nicknames for days around Thanksgiving?
With so many games going on across the country this holiday week, let Upstate Hoops sort it all out for you. We focus on a fantastic Maui Invitational and recap a Syracuse win over Virginia Tech in MSG. Also, we welcome Brad Conner for the first installment of Conner’s Corner. Recorded Thanksgiving night in the FingerLakes1.com Studio, a holiday treat!
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