Category Archives: Mike Hopkins

Coaching. We has it.

There is a reason that Jim Boeheim has won more games than any other coach not named Krwzyzywrzyzski. It’s not that his schedules are loaded with puffery (they’re not, at least no more than your typical powerhouse program). It’s not that he’s able to routinely stack the roster with multiple McDonald’s All-Americans (there have been [...]

Best of luck to Coach Murph; Welcome back, Red

Props to the Post-Standard for digging up this shot.  Who would’ve thought they’d all be back together again, 18 years later?

The Night The Defense Came To Town

After thorough analysis of the Orange’s recent defensive performances, especially our propensity to give up a benjamin worth of points, the boys showed up tonight.  Yes, Syracuse lost again to fall to 2-6 over their last eight games (they don’t call it the gauntlet for nothing), but the defense showed spark, hustle, and intensity right [...]

Hoops Practice Video

Hey all. The Post-Standard has posted an interesting video “collage” of SU’s monday practice.

My favorite part is about halfway through when we see Eric Devendorf clearly practicing to win a Dunk N Bright recliner at a future Dome game.

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 [...]

he feels our pain

I’m excited for the day Mike Hopkins becomes our new coach, if for no other reason than the change of pace we’ll get from his press conferences. Somehow, I can’t see Boeheim making this analogy when discussing brutal 12 hour recruiting days:
“I am blurry-eyed but you love to watch games,” Hopkins said. “It’s like [...]

thoughts on Hop

The blogosphere and the sports internetosphere are abuzz over the upcoming announcement from the SU administration that Mike Hopkins will be officially designated as Jim Boeheim’s eventual replacement as head coach. I figured I’d throw up a post for news as big as this, just in case anyone out there only checks this blog [...]

The worst good news I’ve heard all year

Well folks, it’s official. Mike Hopkins has been named Syracuse basketball’s “head coach designate”, and will succeed Jim Boeheim in the throne. This is the worst good news I’ve heard all year.

Is Arinze Onuaku In Your Top Eight?

Have you ever wondered what Paul Harris’s favorite tv show is? (it’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
Did you know that loves a certain type of dog? (pit bulls)
Did you know that Josh Pace has yet to decide whether he would like to have kids?
How about Billy Celuk? Did you know that it seems [...]

Poetry returns!

I caught an episode of Syracuse Sidelines this afternoon on SNY and heard some interesting news. For those who don’t know, the low production value Sidelines is a generally entertaining weekly interview show with Jim Boeheim and other Syracuse figures. It’s a half an hour of softie questions and extremely low level analysis, and Mike [...]