Over the summer, I received a wonderful opportunity to help out Sean Keeley in contributing for Maple Street Press’s 2010-11 Syracuse Tip Off Magazine. Earlier today, word came down that the publication is now available for preorder at MSP’s website.
To give you the rundown, the magazine was edited by Sean, who if you don’t know already (and if not, you should), runs Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. All of the contributors have presence in the SU Blogosphere/Twitterati, so the articles come from those of us who hold the team very near and dear, as opposed to nebulous writers who would just now be asking what in the world a “Fab Melo” is. The cast of characters (via Sean) and the Orange-y goodness with which they’re supplying the magazine includes:
Matt Glaude (HoyaSuxa) writes about the Georgetown rivalry and the Carrier Dome’s 30th Anniversary.
Jameson Fleming delves into the good work Otto’s Army is doing, talks with Scoop about the 2-3 zone and gets the Class of 2011′s thoughts on The Melo Center.
Adam “Voteprime” Gerard finds out how important former coach Roy Danforth was to SU Basketball.
Brian Harrison (Orange44) recaps the top moments of last season and ponders what lies ahead for Mookie Jones.
I recap last season’s glorious run and looks at Kris Joseph in his quest to be Syracuse’s next star.
Sean profiles Mike Hopkins, our head coach in waiting, and delves into the traditions and history that make SU athletics what it is today.
One of the best parts about it is that it’s 128 pages of pure SU content. No ads.
Copies will hit newsstands and bookstores in the New York area on October 26, but if you preorder a copy online, it will ship on the 11th, so spread the word to your family and friends, and keep a copy handy throughout the season!