Team preview: Syracuse

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 13, 2009, 5:19 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

It would be easy to focus on Syracuse's huge losses from last year's Sweet 16 club and predict doom and gloom for the Orange. To do so would be to reject history; history in the form of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's extensive track record of success over the last 33 years.