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  1. Don't Forget About Jerami Grant!

    Ben Detrick

    You've heard more than enough about this cohort of collegiate freshmen, whose potential greatness has convinced the NBA's lottery-oriented general managers to infect their own players with West Nile virus. But the sophomore class has a few guys with ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  2. We Went There: Sixers-Knicks in the Carrier Dome

    Ben Detrick

    Last night, Carmelo Anthony finally heard chants of "MVP." It was not in Madison Square Garden, where there is desperate hope that he will make the Knicks a contender this season, but in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. It was here that he wo...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  3. Syracuse Survives & Again

    Ben Detrick

    When Fab Melo, Syracuse's starting center, was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament for undisclosed academic reasons, the potential for humiliation was high. Would the Orange be the first 1-seed to topple in the opening round? If not, Kansas S...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  4. Homer Series: Syracuse Orange

    Ben Detrick

    It's a depressing time for people who love interesting basketball. Last week, Ricky Rubio, the blossoming Spaniard who treated us to pinpoint passes and a haircut befitting every SXSW musician plinking a vintage Moog, was lost for the season with...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. Syracuse and UConn Play for History

    Ben Detrick

    Before the season began, Syracuse and UConn were deemed two of the finest teams in the land. Since then, fate has flung the two powerhouse programs in very different, but equally chaotic, directions. Coming into Thursday's meeting in the Big East...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  6. A Big Night for the Big East's Best Rivalry

    Ben Detrick

    As any adult who was raised in upstate New York knows, there were two athletic rivalries that always made the mullet-topped locals quiver in anticipation. One was the annual struggle for AFC East supremacy between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  7. How Syracuse Held Off Marquette to Remain Beasts of the Big East

    Ben Detrick

    Last March, the Marquette Golden Eagles dropped a guillotine on the Syracuse Orange with a 66-62 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament. As far as beheadings go, it was an especially ugly one. Marquette, the winner, shot only 41 perc...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  8. Syracuse Stays on Track

    Ben Detrick

    Sports analysts love talking about "distractions." These intersections between athletics and real life — arrests and contracts, marriages and divorces, births and deaths — offer ready-made narratives that are easy to spout and difficult t...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  9. Ben Detrick on why Syracuse will win the men's basketball nationa...

    Ben Detrick

    Our Big East columnist dishes some Upstate nostalgia and discusses the Orange's title hopes.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011