Category Archives: UConn

Orange roll

OK, so we never recapped the final regular season game. Here’s what we wanted to say about Saturday’s win over Louisville:
YEAHHHH BOYYY!!!
That win cemented some serious history for this year’s Orange squad. 30 wins? Ridiculous. 17-1 in the Big East? Recockulous. Yet another Big East trophy? Redonkulous. I’m just sitting here loving every moment [...]

Oh come on. AGAIN??

This is getting ridiculous. Syracuse plays what seems like their 86th consecutive nailbiter and somehow they come out on top. Yet again. What else is new.
Remember about halfway through the season when we were all wondering how SU would respond in a close game, because they had been basically blowing everyone out of the [...]

Oh what a relief it is

Now that’s more like it. That offense was sizzlin’ like bacon on a griddle. I’d like to thank UConn for their inability to play defense. After suffering through the Georgetown game, it was refreshing to see the offense clicking like we know it can. This is in fact credit to the Hoyas. Them dudes can [...]

Beat UConn ALL THE TIME

This weekend, Syracuse plays UConn… twice.
You know about the Pasqualoni Bowl on Saturday. But what you may not know is that on Sunday, SU will play UConn again. The Syracuse field hockey team has advanced to the finals of the Big East Tournament by defeating Villanova 3-0 earlier today. The Orange got goals from Kelsey [...]

An unfortunate side effect of UConn’s postseason run

Forget for a moment how much more insufferable Connecticut fans will be if they win a third championship tomorrow night. There’s also this: Jim Boeheim had finally put a little bit of space between himself and Jim “Atmosphere of Non-compliance” Calhoun on the all-time wins list. Thanks in large part to UConn’s deservedly terrible season [...]

Who on this Syracuse team would you want on your side in a knife fight?

When it comes to Syracuse basketball, I’m typically a creature of brazen overconfidence. Every preseason I get that “this could be the year” feeling that only blossoms as we mow through mid-major opponents and preseason tournaments in November and December. Then, over the course of every season, they provide the full dramatic range of hope, [...]

And now, we wait.

Bullet points!

I refuse to pick on Scoop for taking a contested three with around 15 seconds left in OT, down by three points. When the kid hits the clutch shots we saw at the end of regulation, he has earned the right to take another.
I was very impressed by UConn’s energy level, considering how much [...]

Hijacked!!


Defense… please?

So: Cuse Country has been silent for over a week. A series of life-related events kept me mostly away from the computer and with little to no free time for the past several days. I missed the Marquette game when it was on; ended up watching it on DVR Monday night, and the last 3:00 [...]

The Big East is the muthaf***ing Hammer of Thor

As of right now, 19 of the top 25 teams in the country are from the Big East. In the RPI, 12 out of the top 10 teams are from the Big East. The Big East’s record against other BCS schools so far this season is 822-9.  Congress has mandated that league-based power-rankings produced by [...]