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Syracuse Basketball: Will the guards carry the load once again in 2018-2019?

Syracuse Basketball: Will the guards carry the load once again in 2018-2019?

Frank Howard and Tyus Battle have something they didn’t have much of last year; backcourt help. The Syracuse Orange basketball team was carried by its dynamic backcourt last year with Frank Howard and Tyus Battle leading the nation in minutes played. While it seems like the two returning veterans will be relied upon once again to carry the bulk of the offensive load, the backcourt should be replenished with depth in 2018-2019. Battle made the Syracuse faithful hold their breath this summer with his NBA Draft decision, but the dynamic scorer decided to return for what will likely be his...
A Syracuse basketball lesson in lingo including drip and who has the most of it

A Syracuse basketball lesson in lingo including drip and who has the most of it

Apologies in advance to some of the older readers. We’ll get off your lawn soon enough. In case you might have missed it, yesterday we were gifted with a video from ESPN Syracuse radio host and Syracuse dot com’s Brent Axe. There was a lot to unpack in said video from media day in which both the Syracuse Orange men’s and women’s basketball teams broke down what they do in their free time, what they’re watching and what video games they’re playing. That included a key nugget from Buddy Boeheim in which he divulged that Jim Boeheim does in fact enjoy watching Fortnite being played...
Syracuse Orange and Syracuse Mets: Let’s #BRAND this thing

Syracuse Orange and Syracuse Mets: Let’s #BRAND this thing

Oh, you knew this was coming. You didn’t come here for analysis, you came here for #JokesAndGarbage, and no team delivers that more than the New York Mets. (Pauses because I’m off my chair laughing at Dave Littlefield being looked at for GM of the Mets.) So what happens when our favorite marketing department teams up with the newly renamed Syracuse Mets? #BRAND happens. Here are some free ideas from the TNIAAM PR Firm. NEW YORK CITY’S TEAM IGNORE EVERYTHING ELSE We’re gonna have a game in Central New York celebrating the two team’s presence in New York City, because both teams...
Syracuse in discussions with Nike on new apparel deal (LINKS)

Syracuse in discussions with Nike on new apparel deal (LINKS)

Let’s get better merch! One of Syracuse Orange fans’ biggest frustrations with supporting the team is with regard to SU’s relationship with Nike. It’s not that fans have an issue with Nike itself, of course. But the benefits of the long-term partner have rarely seemed as apparent to those most willing to buy both tickets and merchandise. We have monthly conversations here about how SU should return to the script logo across nearly all sports (maybe football excepted). And how Syracuse needs new uniforms (especially in football). And how the merchandise is middling at best. For many...
Syracuse vs. North Carolina preview: Q&A with Tar Heel Blog

Syracuse vs. North Carolina preview: Q&A with Tar Heel Blog

“Why’d you bother asking a UNC fan about the Heels when you are a UNC fan?” - some of you. The Syracuse Orange are back in action this weekend and look to get back to their winning ways from the comfortable confines of the Carrier Dome. To help that cause, the struggling North Carolina Tar Heels come to town for the first time with both programs members of the ACC (weird). Since we’re not North Carolina fans (or at least you aren’t), we went ahead and asked one about what to expect in this game. Tar Heel Blog’s Al Hood (who you can follow on Twitter) joins us to talk about UNC....
#FakeNunes Preview: Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

#FakeNunes Preview: Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Welcome to the Cassillo Bowl! If it’s Wednesday, then you know it’s time for #FakeNunes preview. All the #jokesandgarbage you need to get ready for this week’s Syracuse Orange game. Opponent: North Carolina Tar Heels Location: Chapel Hill, NC Students: 29,911 The 2018 Fake Nunes Statistical Index (#FNSI) We’ve come up with some new categories this year because if we’ve learned anything from the NCAA this summer it’s to create a metric you own the rights to and no one knows how you calculate the formulas. Uniforms: The Carolina uniforms are pretty sweet as long as they keep with...
TNIAAP: Syracuse vs. North Carolina/Talking Joe Girard

TNIAAP: Syracuse vs. North Carolina/Talking Joe Girard

John returns, so we get back to the random side commentary around Syracuse sports. The Syracuse Orange had a bye last week, and hopefully we’ve all cooled down. If not for football reasons, then perhaps for SU basketball reasons, as New York shooting phenom Joe Girard committed to the Orange — so we talk about that a bit, along with football. And thanks, as always, to our producer Louis for making this listenable. Some of the larger topics this week: Is Eric Dungey the Syracuse football version of Eric Devendorf? Jim Boeheim’s traversed NCAA sanctions about as well as possible John...
Who has the best & worst haircut on the Syracuse basketball team?

Who has the best & worst haircut on the Syracuse basketball team?

A fun exercise in compliments and shade. If you’ve followed Syracuse Orange forward Elijah Hughes on Instagram long enough, you’ve likely found the redshirt sophomore dogging his teammates for their haircuts at some point in time. That is, of course, because Hughes thinks his teammates’ cuts are awful or that they’ve gone too long without one. Chief among those targeted teammates tends to be Tyus Battle, but some of the other guys aren’t spared from the crosshairs of Hughes either. So at media day last Friday the guys on the team were asked to settle this thing. Who has the worst...
Otto-man Empire grows Syracuse stronghold in California

Otto-man Empire grows Syracuse stronghold in California

The latest Syracuse alumni map shows even more Orange-folk in the home of “every” TNIAAM commenter, the Golden State. When we last checked in on the United States map of the Otto-man Empire, Syracuse Orange alumni had grown strongholds all across the country — most notably in California, home of yours truly and numerous other members of the TNIAAM community. This time around, the alumni map looks similar in many ways, just with even more Orange alums headed toward the Best Coast. Once again, we’ve shaded states by total alums, with the deepest orange states having the...
Where to watch former Syracuse players in the NBA for 2018-19

Where to watch former Syracuse players in the NBA for 2018-19

Old faces in new places... Plenty of Syracuse Orange basketball fans don’t care about the NBA. And while I vehemently disagree with all of your reasons for ignoring the highest level of the sport, you’re well within your rights to do so. That said, former Syracuse players do play in the NBA, whether you watch it or not. For 2018-19, the number of players stands at seven total, with no new faces after no one was in line to be drafted this past June. So where can you watch these former Orange standouts? And what can we expect of them? A quick primer before the season begins on Tuesday...
Quest for Gasparilla: Give us your mid-tier, reasonable bowl locations

Quest for Gasparilla: Give us your mid-tier, reasonable bowl locations

Nothing surprising as Syracuse continues to get credit for the work done so far. After a game versus the Fightin’ Byes, the Syracuse Orange don’t move any closer to bowl eligibility, because the NCAA says we made the whole thing up. Jerks. Anyways, the Bad Boy Mower is sitting at 2⁄3 of the way full, needing two more wins to head off somewhere down south or to the west. Where do the experts think the GPS is set? Andy Pregler ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl vs Kentucky Wildcats | Nashville, Tenn. The bowl I’m personally...
Syracuse vs. North Carolina: TV/streaming, time, odds, history and more

Syracuse vs. North Carolina: TV/streaming, time, odds, history and more

After a week off, will Syracuse find its mojo or will the wheels fall off? Teams: Syracuse Orange (4-2, 1-2) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (1-4, 1-2) Day & Time: Saturday, October 20 at 12:20 p.m. Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY Line: Syracuse opened as a 12 to 10-point favorite TV/Streaming: Raycom Sports (meaning the usual ACC Network affiliates) WatchESPN Radio: Cuse.com, TK 99/105, WAER 88.3, SiriusXM: 955 (home) | 971 (away) North Carolina blog: Tar Heel Blog Rivalry: tied, 2-2 Current Streak: 1, Orange First Meeting: Syracuse football had fallen off the map after a disastrous 1993...
Syracuse XC: Mixed results in Madison

Syracuse XC: Mixed results in Madison

Aidan Tooker shines again and Laura Dickinson makes strong debut The Syracuse Orange cross country teams got a preview of this year’s NCAA Championships course on Saturday when they compete in the Pre-Nationals meet in Madison, Wisconsin. The Orange will hope to return next month with better overall performance as the team suffered some uneven results. Aidan Tooker finished a close 2nd again (in 23:54.9 for 8k) as he was just edged out by BYU Cougar Rory Linkletter who won in 23:54.4. Tooker’s quickly shown that he’s capable of stepping into the top spot for Syracuse and he’ll be a...
Syracuse basketball players talk favorite music and hip-hop artists

Syracuse basketball players talk favorite music and hip-hop artists

This is the kind of hard-hitting journalism you come to find at TNIAAM. Music, in its various forms and genres, is very much a part of most people’s lives and of course serves as an important tool of human expression. For basketball players specifically, most tend to be competitive and emulate aggressive tendencies on the court, so it makes sense that they would be drawn to a genre such as rap and hip-hop. That’s at least the case for the guys on the Syracuse Orange basketball team as all of them mentioned hip-hop as their go-to for music. The entire Syracuse backcourt made mention of...
Syracuse in the NFL: Week 6 recap

Syracuse in the NFL: Week 6 recap

Plenty of positives to be found for former Orange stars. Once again, six former Syracuse Orange football players were active in the NFL this past week. And while their teams are largely struggling, the SU alums are still getting opportunities to make an impact on the game and in some cases, push for additional playing time. Here’s a recap of how the collection of former Syracuse standouts performed in week 6: Riley Dixon, P/New York Giants Another productive day for the Giants’ punter, as he put two of five punts inside the 20 on Thursday night and didn’t make matters worse in a...

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