Shout out to former Orangeman Michael Carter-Williams who produced a stat stuffer supreme tonight with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 12 assists and 9 steals. MCW’s 76ers defeated the defending champion Miami Heat. The steals mark set an NBA rookie debut record.
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The Syracuse Orangemen (basketball) are predicted to finish near the top in their inaugural ACC season, and senior C.J. Fair is the pre-season Player of the Year.
As SU gets ready to enter the Atlantic Coast Conference this season, we remember Edwin “Eddie” Moss. Moss was a point guard for SU and ushered them into the Big East back in 1979. He later became a newspaper publisher. He’s pictured here in 2005 (the same year he passed away). May he rest in peace.
Here is a website looking for suggestions for a commencement speaker at Syracuse University. I have several suggestions, but after listening to this podcast, I am convinced that former Orangeman Etan Thomas should be considered.
Is there any athlete who is more of an activist in this current era?
To call him a Renaissance man would be appropriate.
Thomas is a former NBA player, poet, philanthropist, FOBO (friend of Barack Obama), and he has been organizing Fatherhood panels (the most recent one was moderated by SU Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins) to help redefine what it means to be a man.
When it comes to role models, Etan’s got my vote.
Here is a column by former Orangeman and author, poet, activist Etan Thomas about the Trayvon Martin case.