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We’re moving to

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2007

DC is Cuse Country

This is a photo of a sign blog contributor Josh made before a game against Georgetown in Washington. It became something of a running joke in our crew: Wherever we were, that was Cuse Country. When it came time to name this little project of ours, it seemed a natural fit. Holy crap, the Internet is Cuse Country!

Now, the time has come to move to nicer real estate. And with football season looming like an orange cloud of noxious gas, we’re moving to a new address that doesn’t have “hoops” in the URL.

So come visit us at Same great stuff, new great home.


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The Blame Game

Posted by Josh on March 11, 2007

An attempt to find some rationale amidst the steaming heap of dung that is this year’s Field of 65 (and how Syracuse ended up in the NIT). All computer numbers from

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Posted in Big 10, Big East, Daryl Gross, Drexel, Hofstra, Holy Cross, NCAA Tournament, Oklahoma State, Pac 10, SEC, Wichita State | 11 Comments »


Posted by syracusan on January 16, 2007

The Syracusan’s in the House, oh my God, oh my God. I’m back from my 21 day journey out of the country and I’m happy to see the team didn’t totally collapse in my absence. A loss to Pitt but a win vs everyone else – about the best I could have hoped for. Devo’s back up, Harris is down a bit, Mike Jones is gone, but the front line is playing great. I’m still catching up, but I plan to ease my selfback in as a contributor to this blog ASAP.

As I was reviewing all the articles I missed on, for some reason I felt compelled to check the football side as well. Thus I came across this article about Dr. Gross pimping the SU basketball team out to USC in order to secure a football series with his beloved Trojans. Apparently they’ve got a handshake deal for home-and-homes in both sports now. I wonder how this will fly with Jimmy? As I understand it he has complete control over SU’s schedule, and it’s hard to imagine him being thrilled with Gross arranging a massive non-conference trip out west. Early season trips to California to play BCS schools is not Boeheim’s style, to say the least. I’m sure the players won’t mind, nor us fans for that matter, but it’s interesting to imagine how that conversation went between coach and AD. It’s hard to see Jimmy being happy that his program was used as a bargaining chip to benefit football, at the cost of a cozy home game against St Bonaventure or some such team.

Speaking of “benefits” for the football team, don’t forget this means Gross has also scheduled two humiliating 50 point defeats for Greg Robinson in the coming years. I hope he’s happy. According to the football blogs he’s also got a hard on for scheduling Texas in the next year or two. I wonder what team the good Dr. has been watching the last two years? How can he think this is appropriate?

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An open letter to Daryl Gross

Posted by Tom on January 9, 2007

This is a letter I emailed to Daryl Gross a month or so ago, and have been disappointed not to have received a response. Therefore, with this publication, it becomes an open letter. I remain as convinced as ever that there is some sort of quantifiable psychological advantage to the use of music and noise in general in home arenas, and I hope that Syracuse explores it. If you agree, feel free to write him a follow-up at

Dear Dr. Gross:

I’m a born and bred Syracusan, and a 2001 graduate or our fair institution. Now, as a proud alumnus and New York City resident, I remain a die hard fan who wants nothing more than to see Syracuse win.

I believe that you’re someone who’s not afraid to think big, and consider potentially innovative ideas that may be outside the traditional box. Given that, I’d like to bounce an idea off you that I’ve been kicking around for awhile regarding the presentation of games in the Carrier Dome. This might sound slightly crazy, but I believe that you have an opportunity to increase our advantage in attendance, recruiting, and even our competitive edge in the games themselves by developing a plan to fill the Carrier Dome with a wide array of powerful drums.

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