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Week in Sports: Dark Days of SU Football, basketball’s back, men’s cross country championship and more

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On Wednesday, Jim Boeheim talked about a wide range of topics including his nine-game suspension, Dajuan Coleman and his deep backcourt.

Dark of Days of SU Football series

From how Michael Vick spurned SU for Virginia Tech to Doug Marrone bolting from bowl games to Buffalo, with looks at how the Greg Paulus experiment backfired and Greg Robinson’s 10 wins in four seasons, here’s why Syracuse football’s struggles this season extend beyond 2015.

Read the whole series here.

Chris Clark: ‘Syracuse pulled my scholarship and I wanted to go there’

Former five-star tight end Chris Clark is no longer transferring to Syracuse, he told The Daily Orange earlier this week after SU pulled his offer. He also said wanted to join the team.

Read everything else you need to know about Clark’s situation here.

Basketball is back

With Atlantic Coast Conference media day came some thoughts from SU head coach Jim Boeheim. His first, that the first-place vote Syracuse received in the ACC media poll poll was ‘ridiculous,’ was as lighthearted as the conversation got. He discussed the point guard situation, his appeal of the 9-game suspension and DaJuan Coleman.

Also, Louisville coach Rick Pitino didn’t show. Columnist Jesse Dougherty thinks he could learn something from Boeheim.

Read more: ACC basketball media day

Syracuse men’s cross country wins 4th consecutive conference title

Syracuse handily beat runner-up No. 12 North Carolina State as sophomore Justyn Knight paced the Orange and finished second overall. Syracuse put three runners in the top five as the Orange’s first conference championship since Mark Coyle was hired as director of athletics in June.

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