Category Archives: Regular Season Games

Doctor, we have a heartbeat

One of the benefits of watching tonight’s game against DePaul in a sports bar on West 3rd is that I didn’t have to hear one word out of Mike Jarvis. One of the drawbacks, however, is that the level of beer consumption the environment inspired diluted the clarity of my in-game observations. In other [...]

All is not lost. Not yet.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but the reality is that this year is not so far off the tracks as it might feel. In fact, so far things have gone almost exactly as some of us predicted. It’s painful to go through while you experience it, but the truth is only the Cincinnati game [...]

lofty heights, under the radar

Syracuse is, as you read this, ranked ninth in the college basketball ratings percentage index, and the owner of the second most challenging list of opponents in all the land. This may the first time in history SU has achieved the stat mentioned in the second clause of that sentence. The Orange is also sitting [...]

Beeeefcaaaake!

Well that answered a couple of questions. We all know how Onuaku dominated the post in the St. John’s game, when all they could throw at him was a succession of skinny dudes. And if you are like me you were wondering whether he’d be as effective picking on someone his own size — someone [...]

any win is a good win

First some blogosphere stuff: we just added an impressive new Syracuse-related blog to the roll on the right. Many of the other Syracuse blogs already picked up on them, but we’re also psyched about CuseAdelphia, we’re just a little slow on the uptake. It’s a group of journalism guys at SU, blogging about Syracuse sports [...]

Big East Conference review, part 2

Happy New Year to all our loyal readers, and even to the unloyal ones (we know who you are, and we’re watching you). As promised, here’s the second half of my survey of the Big East “pre-season” results. For the first eight teams, see my previous post. This post will cover the exploits of the [...]

the Flemish Phenom, the Gent from Ghent, ladies and gentlemen I give you…

Kristof Ongenaet. It occurred to me today that by far the most interesting part of the Cornell box score was the sneaky 9 points and 10 rebounds that K-Ong put up. I refuse to call him the Belgian Waffle — that’s just literary laziness — so here’s hoping he someday earns the nickname the Flemish [...]

I’ve seen worse

Regarding the Colgate and Cornell games this week, it’s fashionable to stress how little we can learn from these games and to warn that victories mean nothing. I understand the sentiment behind that theory, and I agree with it in principle. But I think it’s important to have some perspective in terms of how much [...]

Sean Williams’ arms are seriously creepy

I wish I could find a photo that properly illustrates the jarring physical abnormality that is our new backup center. The Colgate game was a nice distraction and fun to watch for the most part, but I can’t lie: during the final eight minutes when Sean was in there, I have no idea what anyone [...]

that one’s for you Gary Walters, now kiss our collective @$$

Never forgive, never forget. That’s my motto. I think it’s healthy.
So now we get to have season without Gottlieb and Vitale and the rest breathing down our neck about our out of conference road record. I’m thankful for that at least. Don’t get me wrong, this win was incredibly gratifying, especially coming [...]