Halftime Snack

November 20, 2009 - 10:52pm
Halftime Snack saw simple basketball beat difficult opponents for the Orange men's basketball team this weekend at the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. SU beat ranked opponents from both sides of the country, topping California and North Carolina.

Remember back in gym class, during basketball, when the teacher would assign two people to pick sides? The tallest kids in the class were always picked first. The thought: closer to the basket, the more easily that person would put the ball in.

Halftime Snack read Jonathan Abrams’s article in this morning’s New York Times about the pick-and-roll, and the many NBA players who use the play to get open shots.

November 20, 2009 - 3:42am
The bruised and battered Orange (3-7 overall, 0-5 Big East) plays No. 25 Rutgers (7-2, 2-2) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the final college football game in the Carrier Dome this season. Here’s hoping for more highlights from Delone Carter and fewer from Rob Long.

"Although we've come 'til the end of the road / still I can't let go," sang Boyz II Men. Another SU football season closes.

November 17, 2009 - 1:12pm
College basketball season hits its stride today with 24-hour coverage by ESPN.

It’s a good day when SU sophomore Lynnae Lampkins is the main photo on the local paper; basketball season is speeding up court in the same manner as the fast Orange point guard.

November 15, 2009 - 12:07pm
The forecast was a dreary one Saturday, both in eastern New York weather and on the football field in Louisville, Ky. The two truths held up: Saratoga County got drizzle all day, while the Orange and the Cardinals slogged to a 10-9 score (in favor of Louisville).

Instead of watching the two teams work on punting the football, Halftime Snack found distractions elsewhere:

November 13, 2009 - 2:29am
The Orange (3-6, 0-4 Big East) travel to Louisville (3-6, 0-4) Saturday for a noon game that will be broadcast on BIG EAST Network.

Syracuse football is a wounded deer, limping into the Southern zone this mid-November. Players are hurt, players have left and so has the attention. When Halftime Snack feels the blues, we turn to music.  What songs are out there:

November 11, 2009 - 4:27pm
Halftime Snack's Kyle Leach explains how a botched field goal attempt turned into another TD in last week's game against Cincinnati.
November 7, 2009 - 4:42pm
Delone Carter ripped of a career-best 58-yard run to start the game. And there’s not much to say after that. Syracuse lost to first-place Pittsburgh, 37-10, Saturday afternoon at sunny Heinz Field.

Sometimes, less is not more. With fewer players, a limited playbook and no roof over their heads, Syracuse football had little to fight with against the Panthers Saturday afternoon.


November 6, 2009 - 2:53am
The Syracuse football team flows down one of the three rivers into Pittsburgh on Saturday. A game is the best thing for this troubled squad.

This road trip, ironically also to western Pennsylvania, is just the second away game for the Orange (3-5, 0-3 Big East). The Pittsburgh Panthers are tied for first place in the Conference at 4-0, with a 7-1 overall mark and No. 14 ranking.

MIKE WILLIAMS: He left. Halftime Snack has a replacement.

November 3, 2009 - 4:33am
Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that star wide receiver Mike Williams quit the team. Halftime Snack reaches out to Coach Marrone.

Re: Immediate vacancy. wide receiver, Orange football team

October 31, 2009 - 4:12pm
Fifth-ranked Cincinnati forced two Syracuse turnovers in the red zone Saturday afternoon, piling up 422 yards of offense on the way to a 28-7 win.

High-powered Cincinnati made more plays than Syracuse on Saturday, resulting in another Big East victory for the Bearcats (8-0, 4-0 Big East).  The Orange fall to 3-5 overall and remain winless in the Big East (0-3).