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Syracuse Fans: History Repeats Itself

A team that required divine intervention to eke out a win, barely beat an FCS team, and required overtime to win its first game.  A team that ended the season on a five-game losing streak.  A team with questions surround its offensive coordinator.  A once-popular head coach with a sub .500 winning percentage.  A bowl season followed up by disappointment.  A terrible season.

No, this is not about the 2014 Syracuse Orange football team.  This is about the 2011 Syracuse Orange football team.  Consider…

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Syracuse Fans and Jerami Grant: The Bigger Picture

The interwebs are aglow with the activity of Syracuse fans debating each other over where on the happy/sad continuum they should be relative to Jerami Grant’s NBA career.  On the one hand, a program’s fans should applaud all of its alums–even if they do not receive the sheepskin promptly or stay all four years.  On the other hand, how can a fan base get attached to a player that stays two years and leaves before even hitting stride?  This is not limited to Syracuse–this is a phenomenon throughout college basketball.

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Duke and Virginia Fans…

With a subregional in Buffalo and a regional in New York City, there is no secret that Syracuse wants to be in the East.  With all the bracketology columns around the Internet, there are as many opinions as there are, well, you know the saying.  So here is the question–where do Duke and Virginia fans WANT to be placed in the Big Dance?

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