The Story: Syracuse guard Eric Devendorf has violated the Student Code of Conduct after allegedly hitting a female in the face. The Syracuse University judicial hearing board has recommended that Devendorf be suspended for the remainder of the academic year. He is expected to appeal the decision. The appeals process could take anywhere from 15 to 20 days. "Any player can still play while the case is under appeal," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Wednesday.
After a month of play, the Big East has proved it's just as good as any conference in the country. Several teams have had big wins so far (Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Notre Dame), and the conference currently has an AP-record 8 teams in the top 25. Other teams have had early upsets though (Louisville, Marquette). At this point in regular season, it's a little too early to nail down each team's true identity, but there's just enough to start the conversation. Some of these points may prove to be true, others may turn out just the opposite. Whatever does happen, though, i
Thanksgiving week is always a hotbed
for college basketball -- holiday tournaments and invitationals are a nice
reprise for people who don't want to watch riveting NFL blowouts on Thanksgiving
or overhyped college football games on Saturday. Plus, there's really nothing
better than eating leftovers, laying on the couch and watching some college
hoops. As a result of all the top-notch match-ups, there were plenty of
outstanding individual performances this week.
1 - Jonny Flynn is even better than I ever gave him credit for. He's more than just a speed guy.. he's a money point guard.
2 - Syracuse needs to do some serious work on their ole 2-3 zone. The problem right now is simply personnel. They don't have enough length & height to really cause havoc with their traps.
3 - Damion James (Texas) is up there right now for the Least-Improved Player award.
Preview & Prediction: By Jeff Borzello
November 24th, 2008 by Kevin McNeill
CBE Classic (Nov 24-25)
Syracuse vs. Florida
Kansas vs. Washington
Before you turn on the TV for this tournament, do yourself a favor. Forget about last season. None of these teams resemble what you saw a year ago.
National champion Kansas lost no less than eight players from their roster, five of them to the NBA Draft. For just about any other program this would mean a dreadful rebuilding year. Not Kansas.
November 24th, 2008 by Fairway Jay
Nov 24 2008 - 7:30pm