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D. Cannerelli, The Post-Standard
Hello from NCAA
Basketball Title Town. Sure its been a couple months since
the Orangemen cut down the nets in the Big Easy, but Ive been
waiting a lifetime to write that. As a native Central New Yorker,
I cant begin to tell you how elated I am that Coach Jim Boeheim
66, G73 and this phenomenal team brought the national
championship home to Syracuse. Its a truly amazing accomplishment
that juiced the spirits of Orange alumni and fans around the globe.
And it was great to see the Cuse shining bright in the national
spotlight. In recognition of the teams achievement, we produced
for you to enjoy.
For me, one
of the beauties of sports is the power they have to transcend barriers
and bring people together through a common language
of sorts. And that goes for both the athletes and fans. A team,
in the truest sense of the word, melds through a shared sense of
responsibility, a recognition of roles, unwavering dedication, and
commitment to a common goal. In essence, a team creates its own
personalityfor better or worse. Weve all heard stories
of locker-room brawls and bickering among teammates and coaches
(What Yankees fan doesnt remember Reggie Jackson and Billy
Martin going at it?), but weve also witnessed the splendid
sight of what happens when a team comes together, hits its stride,
and makes magic. This is oftenbut not alwaysa key ingredient
for championship teams. Ill remember the 2002-03 SU basketball
team not only for its ultimate accomplishment, but also for the
way the players united as a team and for the sense of fun and excitement
they shared and brought to the game.
success is often quantified in terms of wins and losses, collegiate
sports involve so much more than what happens on the court or playing
field. Cynics may believe that todays student-athletes lead
coddled lives, but thats a misperception. These kids work
incredibly hard. For a look at what life is like for many of SUs
student-athletes, I encourage you to read
Cross Training by Margaret Costello. Youll
see that, day in and day out, they persevere through grueling schedules,
juggling responsibilities in the two arenas they inhabit. Like all
students, they attend classes, study, take tests, and face the worries
and pressures of academic life. They also train, practice, travel,
and compete. They answer to coaches and professors, teammates and
classmates. Their days often stretch from early morning to late
night. During the season, there is little time for much else beyond
athletic and academic obligations. Its demanding no doubt,
but through their experiences they learn a great deal about time
management, priorities, discipline, teamwork, and more.
Only a select
few will go on to professional sports careers. The rest, like their
classmates, will either continue with their schooling or enter the
working world. No matter where the future leads them, the lessons
of sports should serve them well down the road.