Over the course of a three-month investigation, four sources with intimate knowledge of the Syracuse men’s basketball program told Yahoo! Sports at least 10 players since 2001 have tested positive for a banned recreational substance or substances. The sources said all 10 of those players were allowed to practice and play at times when they should have been suspended by the athletic department, including instances when some players may not have known of their own ineligibility. The four sources said Syracuse violated its drug policy in at least two areas: failing to properly count positive tests; and playing ineligible players after they should have been subject to suspension.
The thing that people think is when you go to these big stadiums and they have 80,000 people or 100,000 people, that these are the toughest stadiums to play at, but really, those aren't. When you have that many people, most of the time, the fans are pretty far away from the field. The toughest places to play are the ones that are jam-packed, are really tight to the field, and sit about 45,000 people. When we played at UConn my freshman year, that was the loudest place I've ever been as a football player. The stands are right next to the field, it was packed, and everyone was yelling. That was probably the coolest place for me to play at aside from Texas, Texas A&M, and Nebraska.
The last time UConn beat DePaul it started a 16-game win streak. If they equal that, game 16 is for the National Championship. #IBelieve
People coming up to me asking me if I'm Hasheem Thabeet. That's probably the worst thing. No offense to him, but I look nothing like him.
"It's been tough on Roscoe. I always told him, `you can't let Coach play for you. Play your game.' A lot of players, when [they] make a mistake or miss a shot, his first thing is to look at Coach. I'm like, you don't need to look at him. He's seen you miss a shot. You don't want him to look at you back because nothing good's going to come out of it. The guys just need to play. We all got a scholarship to play at a top school, and we're just here to have fun and play."
Ted's greatest accomplishment here ... he could do a great impersonation (of an out-of-town journalist) ... you couldn't have a Connecticut reporter call a recruit, because he's always going to say, 'Oh, I really like Connecticut.' And for a Philly reporter, he'd really like Villanova. So, he would become from other places -- either neutral or from the school that we thought was the biggest competition. He was able to impersonate writers -- which some of you do, too, as well as anybody.
UConn's APR for 2009-2010 was 826 and its most recent four-year rolling average, released last May, was 893. UConn expects an APR of 975 for 2010-2011 when that figure is released in May. A 975 would bring UConn to 888.5 for a four-year rolling average, below the required 900. Plus, the two-year average would be 900.5, assuming UConn does indeed get the 975. That falls well below the 930.
For UConn to be eligible in 2012-13, the NCAA would have to change its method and timetable for collecting and releasing APR scores so that eligibility in 2013 is based on the scores from 2010-11 and 2011-12, instead of 2009-10 and 2010-11. That is being studied and will be discussed at the NCAA meetings in February. Scores would have to be revealed before May, as is now the case. Failing that, there also will be appeals.
Colin Bradley had a decent chance for Connecticut in the 18th minute after a foul by Georgetown 10 yards past half. Max Wasserman bent in a free kick from the right side that was punched out by the GU keeper. Bradley hit the shot one-time from the top of the box, but his attempt went high.