Summit Auto Group Best of the Week: Really, if you take it as a whole, Floyd Little is the absolute best Syracuse University has produced. From a Hall of Fame football career to all the contributions he has made to the school for decades since, Little has earned all the accolades he has received, and now he needs our hopes and prayers as, at age 78, he has entered hospice care following a long battle with cancer, though we know he will keep battling.
SOS Rewind and Archive: This day marks the 33rd anniversary of a defining moment in SU football history – November 21, 1987. The game against West Virginia at the Dome where the Orange, sporting a 10-0 record, made a stupendous fourth-quarter comeback and pulled it out, 32-31, over the Mountianeers when, after scoring a touchdown with 10 seconds left, it went for two points and, on an option pitch, Michael Owens crashed into the end zone for the winning play.
AFLAC Trivia Tidbit: So what was Floyd Little’s best game as an SU football player? it may have come in 1966, at the very end of his senior season, when the Orange met another team that famously wears orange, the Tennessee Volunteers, in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville. Accumulating 216 yards on the ground, Little nearly carried SU to a famous victory, but the Orange could not finish enough drives and Tennessee prevailed by an 18-12 margin.
Atlas Fence Community Corner: If Jim Boeheim can help people fight COVID-19 like he did when dealing with a previous health scare, we’ll all be better for it. Of course, Boeheim is a cancer survivor, having successfully battled prostate cancer earlier this millennium, and partially spurred by this, he emerged as a national leader for Coaches vs. Cancer, the program run through the American Cancer Society, along with the “Basket Ball” he and wife Juli holds each April for their charitable foundation.
U.S. Army Weekly Recap: This was a rough week that started with Jim Boeheim’s COVID-19 diagnosis that, while mile, forced the SU basketball program into a shutdown for most of the time before its season opener against Bryant November 27, and concluded with a Friday-night footbal game where the Orange went on the road and could not get on the scoreboard against the Louisville Cardinals, ultimately taking a 31-0 defeat.