TAG: Jim Boeheim

Latest News, NBA / Mar 27, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Tyler Ennis Will Declare For The NBA Draft

Tyler Ennis

Tyler Ennis (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Unlike the conflicting reports about the future of Kansas big man Joel Embiid, Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis informed coach Jim Boeheim he was declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft earlier today. Read More »

College / Jan 3, 2014 / 11:30 am

National Title Contender Syracuse Once Again Led By A Freshman: Tyler Ennis

Ryan Arcidiacono, Tyler Ennis

Ryan Arcidiacono, Tyler Ennis (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

AAU culture is supposed to be contaminated. Too much individual. Too much flash. The top high schoolers are supposed to lack the necessary intangibles when talent is no longer enough. Playing within the team can be difficult for young players, especially those infected by the me-first, superstar culture permeating through amateur basketball. This is not the case for Syracuse freshman Tyler Ennis. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 20, 2013 / 11:06 pm

Jim Boeheim Rips Carmelo Anthony’s Teammates

Carmelo Anthony

Blame Carmelo Anthony all you want for New York’s Game 6 meltdown in Indiana and their somewhat surprising 4-2 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. His former coach at Syracuse isn’t having any of it. Jim Boeheim recently ripped into ‘Melo’s teammates, saying it’s their fault New York’s season ended short of their goal. Read More »

College / Apr 9, 2013 / 12:30 pm

10 Things I Learned From March Madness

Kevin Ware

Russ Smith (photo. Louisville Athletics)

There’s always a huge letdown on the morning after March Madness finally ends (even if it is technically April). You see the game. You watch “One Shining Moment” and then boom, no more brackets, no more upsets, no more score checking at work or office pools or Saturday afternoons spent in front of the television with the added benefit of actually valid excuses. The world is so much more dull. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 5, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On What You Don’t Know About The Argument For Paying College Athletes

Seth Davis

Seth Davis (photo. @SethDavisHoops)

Seth Davis has been covering basketball for Sports Illustrated for nearly 20 years and this weekend will be his eighth year covering the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as a studio analyst for CBS Sports. Davis is currently touring on behalf of Subway to promote their new $3 Six-Inch Selects sandwich. Read More »

College / Apr 3, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Final Four Breakdown: Why Michigan Will Beat Syracuse

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

In the most anticipated matchup of this weekend’s Final Four festivities, two of college basketball’s most prestigious programs meet up in what should be a battle for the ages. Trey Burke and the Michigan Wolverines matchup against Michael Carter-Williams and the Syracuse Orange at the Super Dome in the ATL. Read More »

Latest News / Feb 15, 2013 / 4:42 pm

Watch Jim Boeheim Call Andy Katz an Idiot

jim boeheim andy katz

This made its way around the web yesterday, but we wanted to bring it to you this Friday afternoon in case you missed it. After Syracuse lost to UConn 66-58 Wednesday night, ‘Cuse coach Jim Boeheim did his duty and participated in what was likely the last thing on earth he felt like doing after a tough loss: He stood and answered questions from the media.

Jimmy B is a pro though; he knows it’s part of the gig. That is until ESPN’s Andy Katz asked a question. Read More »

Smack / Jan 3, 2013 / 1:32 am

A 2011 Finals Rematch Goes Into OT; Kevin Durant Does Something He’s Never Done Before

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

How often do you see it happen: a visiting team takes control in the fourth quarter before squandering a late chance to grab a W, and then end up getting pounded into submission in the extra session? Dallas is feeling the pain now after letting the Heat off the hook in Miami’s 119-109 overtime win. There’s not much to explain from overtime: Miami just ran Dallas over. The real fun was in the fourth quarter. In the final minutes, LeBron (32 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists) found Shane Battier for one of the biggest shots of the night, a corner three. Read More »

Smack / Dec 17, 2012 / 11:51 pm

Linsanity Reclaims New York City; OKC Proves They’re The Best Team In The West

Jeremy Lin

If we needed any further proof that New Yorkers are crazed lunatics who are more up and down than Joe Flacco, we got it last night. In just a few short months, Jeremy Lin went from favorite son to Judas, from Linsanity to something quite average, and New Yorkers went from “Raymond Felton?” to “Raymond Felton!” Last year, Knicks fans would’ve have given you the business you had you spoken bad about Lin. Now, they’re reveling in his struggles, and booed him consistently last night after initially showing him some love during introductions. Read More »

Smack / Nov 23, 2012 / 4:28 am

Jeremy Lin Prepares To Meet His Old Team; Dirk Nowitzki Can Play Till He’s 73

Jeremy Lin GQ cover

Jeremy Lin (photo. Paola Kudacki / GQ)

Turkey Day is one of those guilt-free days where you can cheat on the NBA without feeling bad. NFL football is a tradition on Thanksgiving of course, and we’re left with Texas (Cowboys got RG III’d) and New York (a Jets fail for the ages) as two of the biggest stories coming out of a day without any NBA games. You won’t even have to readjust to make room for one of Friday’s biggest games — the Knicks at the Rockets. Do we even need to state the obvious about the matchup to watch in this game? Read More »