In the course of coaching a premier college basketball program for nearly five decades, it would be easy to assume that one would get pretty good at assessing their team's chances from one year to the next. On Wednesday at the ACC Men's Basketball Media Day, Boeheim told several reporters that this year's squad of Orange will go to the Big Dance in March. After suffering his first losing season since taking up the profession at Syracuse, the 77 year-old coach is ready to get his team back to playing tournament basketball.
Earlier this week we on Levack and Goz, Niagara head coach basketball Greg Paulus joined the show. Capital Region sports fans may be more familiar with Coach Paulus' college basketball playing career. Paulus was a four year player for the Duke Blue Devils. After completing his basketball career, Paulus returned to his home town of Syracuse to play one year of college football with the Syracuse Orange. Coach Paulus' head coaching career started last week when he was named the interim coach for Niagara following the dismissal of Patrick Beilein. What are some of the challenges Coach Paulus and his program has faced in 2020? What stands out when scouting this year's UAlbany team?
Reports that the Joseph Girard III sweepstakes could be getting closer to a conclusion may be true. Syracuse Head BAsketball Coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Gerry McNamara came up to the Capital Region to pitch the Orange to JG3. In doing so the stories and speculation as to where the Glens Falls' star will land to play his college ball kicked into overdrive.
With the 2017 - 2018 season over for Joseph Girard III and his Glens Falls team after a tough 87-82 comeback loss to an inspired Schalmont team in the Section II Class B semifinals Monday questions begin about his future. The Glans Falls Junior who is already New York State's All Time Leading Scorer has several options on the table for his college future. So...where will he go?