October 17, 2008 |
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine will redshirt this season because of a stress fracture in his left leg, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim said yesterday. During his freshman season at Syracuse, the former Neumann-Goretti standout was suspended for two games for using a stolen student ID card and faced charges of sexual assault that were ultimately dismissed by a grand jury. On the court, the 6-foot-1 guard played through pain in his left leg without telling anyone until the team's last game.
October 19, 2007 |
Back home in Philadelphia, Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson live three blocks from each other. In Syracuse, where the former Neumann-Goretti standouts are entering their freshman season, Jardine and Jackson live a few feet from each other. They are roommates, and it hasn't been much of an adjustment. "We were around each other at home, so it's just the same thing, just all under one roof," Jackson said. "What's his is mine and what's mine is his. " Little has changed since sixth grade for the duo. Wherever one goes, Jardine said, you can find the other.
May 16, 2007 |
The successor to longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim will be assistant Mike Hopkins, ESPN.com reported yesterday, citing multiple sources. Hopkins is a former Syracuse player and just finished his 12th season as an assistant. There is no timetable for Hopkins to replace Boeheim, but Hopkins and the university finally have reached an agreement to put a succession plan in writing, ESPN.com reported. Boeheim, 62, just finished his 31st season at Syracuse. He is 750-264 overall, coaching Syracuse to 25 NCAA Tournament berths and three Final Fours (1987, 1996 and 2003, when the Orange won the national title)
February 6, 2007 |
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun earned his 500th win at the school last night, a 67-60 victory over visiting Syracuse and longtime rival and friend Jim Boeheim. Craig Austrie had 14 points to lead five players in double figures for the Huskies (15-8, 4-6 Big East). Demetris Nichols' 20 points led Syracuse (16-8, 5-5). Calhoun is 500-185 at UConn and 748-322 in his 35-year Hall of Fame coaching career, 12th place on the Division I all-time wins list. In another game: At Texas A&M, Josh Carter had 24 points as the No. 6 Aggies (20-3, 8-1 Big 12)
October 28, 2004 |
With the exception of Boston College's Al Skinner - who injured himself recently while playing pickup basketball - the basketball coaches of the Big East Conference gathered yesterday at Madison Square Garden for the annual media day. Included were the coaches of the last two national champions: Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, who led his team to the title in 2003, and Jim Calhoun of Connecticut, whose team won last season. There were also a pair of newcomers: John Thompson III of Georgetown, and Norm Roberts of St. John's.
April 8, 2003 |
Jim Boeheim kept saying that he never treated his team, as young as it was, as a young team. He never told his Syracuse Orangemen that they were young, never told them to say they were young. The player who seemed to be the oldest among them last night at the Louisiana Superdome happened to be the youngest. Carmelo Anthony, who won't turn 19 for another month, became just the second freshman to be named MVP of a Final Four. As this NCAA tournament wore on, Anthony kept adding subtleties to his game.
December 17, 2001 |
The general manager of Houston's Compaq Center said Bob Knight cursed him and offered to fight when he confronted the Texas Tech coach over remarks about the building's locker rooms. Jerry MacDonald said yesterday that he approached Knight after the coach criticized the size of its locker rooms following a game Friday night. "He said, 'If you want to settle this right now, let's step outside,' " MacDonald said yesterday. "I could not believe what I was hearing. I said, 'Step outside and settle the size of our locker rooms?
January 24, 2001 |
Notre Dame's Troy Murphy took control from the floor and from the free throw line. Murphy scored 22 of his 34 points in the second half and hit 16 of 19 free throws to lead host Notre Dame to a 74-60 victory over No. 11 Syracuse last night. In the second half Murphy sank six of 10 shots and was 10-for-13 from the free throw line. He finished with 16 rebounds. Murphy, who scored a career-low five points against Syracuse as a freshman and had an 0-5 record against the Orangemen, said the win was gratifying.
March 14, 1998 |
Iona's players knew they liked their matchup in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Not only had their coach once been an assistant at Syracuse, but the Orangemen have often used their first-round game to boost the fortunes of some upstart small-conference underdog. Until the last shot went up and came down, Iona was ready to take its place with Richmond ('91), Rhode Island ('88) and Navy ('86) as benefactors of Syracuse's familiar early round brainlock. But then that last shot went up and came down and it was Syracuse's players jumping around the court like conquering heroes after a 63-61 win yesterday in the South Regional, not like a team that just dodged a potentially embarrassing bullet from the less-than-mighty Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
April 1, 1996 |
On the day before his first NCAA title game, it was mentioned to Kentucky coach Rick Pitino how ironic it was that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, his former boss, would wind up intruding on the two most spine-tingling nights of his life. It is part of college basketball folklore now, how Boeheim chased down Pitino on his wedding day to offer him a job as an assistant coach. Both coaches seemed to enjoy the retelling yesterday. "I guess he called someone who knew me, got my number," Pitino said.