Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — It has been three years since the Syracuse basketball team made the NCAA tournament. Yet this year could mark a return to the Big Dance for the Orange.
While Donte Greene has departed for the NBA, both Eric Devendorf and Andy Rautins return to a team that was picked to finish eighth in a powerhouse Big East conference. Syracuse also appears in the Top 25 of several preseason polls, with Blue Ribbon ranking the Orange No. 20.
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**Paul Franklin also has a column on Big East Commish Mike Tranghese in which he says the leading candidates to take over for Tranghese next June are Kevin Weiber, a former Big 12 commissioner, and senior associate Big East commissioner John Marinatto.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.