Category Archives: Kodiak Bears

When life intervenes

You may have noticed that this space has been silent for the past six weeks. Unfortunately, things have happened which have conspired to rob me of the many hours a week I used to have available to put into this blog. I had a Villanova postgame autopsy all put together in my head but was [...]

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, [...]

What we’ve been up to

If you’re looking for something to read while watching the BET first round UConn-St. John’s turnover fest, here are a few items that have passed through these virtual walls recently that you may have missed:

Pro Update: Etan Thomas played in an NBA game for the first time in 3 months, while Donte Greene read books [...]

Week Sauce

I’m sure you all noticed that it’s Rivalry Week for ESPN’s college hoops coverage. Otherwise known in Bristol as “whichever week Duke is playing UNC” regardless of which other major rivals happen to be facing off that week. Rivalry Week is just one of ESPN’s made-up “theme weeks” to try and suggest that their broadcast [...]

Months late (Pro Update 2-20-09)

Holy crap, you guys! It’s back!

Yes indeed. For those who rely on Cuse Country to keep you informed about the comings, goings, and doings of former SU basketball players, it has been a long, empty winter. Lucky for you, the planets have aligned properly to allow me, once again, to drop more knowledge on you [...]

The Magical Suitcase; or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the RAC

In honor of tonight’s visit to the Rutgers Athletic Center, I think it’s time to relay one of the better epic SU gameday sagas in which I have played a role. The date was January 2005. The team was the 19-1, #4-ranked Syracuse Orangemen, featuring Warrick, Pace, Forth, McNamara, a quartet of promising but underperforming [...]

The #1 Reason to Get Pumped for Basketball Season

Get pumped!!

So, Midnight Madness is taking place tomorrow. (Even though the team has been practicing for a week… um, ok.) All month we’ve been counting the reasons to get pumped for basketball season. We’ve gotten pumped about the players, the opponents, the new rules, the history, and even the many faces of Jim Boeheim. We’ve [...]

Kodiak Bear Sighting in Israel!

Not quite a red heifer, but it’s something.
In the wake of Mike Waters scooping me on Matt Gorman’s hop across the Irish Sea to England (this on the heels of my missing the Josh Pace to Estonia news a while back) I figured I better tap into my sources and see if anything else is [...]

Terrence Roberts To Play In Greece

Hot off the news wire: Terrence Roberts has signed to play for Rethymno BC, a Greek basketball team in the same league that (until recently) employed Gerry McNamara. Rethymno’s basketball team was founded in 1986, and last year they made it to the finals of the Greek League championship tournament. This year, though, they are next-to-last [...]

A New Era Begins

Admit it, it’s snuck up on you. You’ve already forgotten about Arinze Onuaku’s destruction of property and possibly even about Andy Rautins’ destruction of ligaments. You may even have let slip from your mind the very existence of Kristof Ongenaet (I wonder if they’re calling him K-Ong yet). Well, NO MORE! Put away your fantasy [...]