Football, basketball and a signed book for Christmas

The college basketball season started last night. Around here, Syracuse walloped a team from Kennesaw State, 89-42. If you’re interested, you can find a report about the game here. College football cranks up again today. Most teams have three games left in the regular season, then conference championship games before the first-ever four-team playoff to…

Either Syracuse or Duke will leave with a losing streak

Oh, the delicious psychology of sports. Mind games, for fans, will forever be entwined with real games. When Syracuse plays Duke in a return match tonight in Durham, N.C., which team will have the advantage above the neck? As the Orange’s first loss of the season — 62-59 to Atlantic Coast Conference lowbie Boston College…

Yes, people are fired up for Syracuse vs. Duke

People in Syracuse, N.Y., have been talking about this college basketball game since the schedule was announced. The Syracuse Orange plays the Duke Blue Devils in the Carrier Dome, with tipoff at 6:30 p.m. T-shirts have been sold to mark the occasion. Students have been camping out in the bitter cold for more than two…