Team preview: Syracuse

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:24 PM ET
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The Syracuse men's basketball squad adopts the nickname the Orange this season (after the school decided to drop the "men" from the end of its moniker earlier this year), but that's about the only change most fans will notice.

Coach Jim Boeheim returns for his 29th year, and he's bringing back his entire starting five (and 10 lettermen in total) from a squad that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.