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Moustapha Diagne Leads Team to First Championship

Syracuse Orange basketball fans have been worrying about what Jim Boeheim will be able to do to replace the departing Rakeem Christmas, but with every scrap of information that comes out about Moustapha Diagne, things seem to be looking up as far as post play is concerned heading into next season. The 6-foot-9, 230 pound […]
Via Otto's Grove
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas Posts Heartfelt Message On Instagram After Senior Night

Syracuse struggled Monday night against No. 2 Virginia in its final home game of the season, falling to 18-12 on the season after a 59-47 loss. Senior Rakeem Christmas scored 10 points and racked up four rebounds in his final game in the Carrier Dome. Despite the loss, he took to Instagram Tuesday morning to post a heartfelt message about his four years on campus. Check it out: ...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Trevor Cooney Is Wearing A Rakeem Christmas Shirt While Warming Up For Tonight’s Game vs. Virginia

Tonight’s game at the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Virginia is going to be all about senior center Rakeem Christmas. With the Orange ineligible for the post-season, Christmas’ final home game is a major event in Central New York, and we bet there will be plenty of tributes to Syracuse’s lone senior. We already shared this spectacular snowman on the Syracuse campus, now...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Syracuse’s Full Senior Night Uniform Features New Gray Warm-Up Vests, Elaborate Orange Socks

We’ve already seen the new Nike uniforms that Syracuse will be wearing for tonight’s Senior Night game against No. 2 Virginia at the Carrier Dome. The white jerseys and shorts are not the only pieces of attire that the Orange will be breaking out for star center Rakeem Christmas’ final Dome game. Nike has also supplied the team with gray warm-up vests, like the ones that Duke...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rakeem Christmas leads Syracuse in exercise of futility

You remember the scene at the end of Pulp Fiction when Jules is trying to make sense of his favorite Bible verse, Ezekiel 25:17? He’s trying to figure out who in society represents the various figures in the passage: the righteous man, the evil man, the shepherd, the weak. At first, he says Ringo is the evil man, he is the righteous man, and his gun is the shepherd. Ultimately...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Play Down Low Next Year?

On March 7 Rakeem Christmas will play his last game as a member of the Syracuse Orange. This season we’ve all gotten used to Christmas being the only producer in the front court (and at times the whole team for that matter), but luckily there’s more talent coming in and coming back to the squad to take Christmas’s place. Returning: Chris McCullough and Dajuan Coleman   Chris...
Via Orange Fizz
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball banned from post-season play

Syracuse University’s men’s basketball team will not see any post-season match ups. But, it’s not a sanction coming down from the NCAA. The university itself has decided to pull the team from any ACC, NCAA, or NIT appearances this year in light of an ongoing NCAA investigation regarding possible athletic department violations that Syracuse reported in 2007. School officials...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball – evaluating Rakeem Christmas’ NBA draft stock

Rakeem Christmas is undoubtedly one of the best big men in the country, he has been the anchor for a struggling Syracuse Basketball team this season. Now that the Orange will not play in the NCAA Tournament this year, how will this effect Christmas during the NBA Draft? Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange takes a shot over Beejay Anya #21 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack...
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Christmas’ Tranformation Leading Orange to Impressive ACC Start

Simply put, Rakeem Christmas is a different player this year than he was the last three years. Christmas came back this year and needed to be a big time player on a team that had lost four key parts. There were questions as to whether he could make the adjustments. Tuesday night seemed like a culmination of sorts for Christmas, he scored 35 points on 21 shots. All in all, he dominated...
Via Orange Fizz
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Tough loss to take

It took me a whole day to be able to get down and write this article because Tuesday’s game against Michigan was one of the most frustrating games I have watched as a Syracuse basketball fan. The part that bothers me the most is that they didn’t play that poorly, and they could have easily still won this game, but the Cuse ended up falling to the Wolverines 68-65. There were...
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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