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Throwback Thursday: Jim Boeheim’s ejection becomes meme

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Syracuse kicked off their new intra-conference rivalry with Duke in epic fashion during the 2013-14 season, playing a thriller in front of 35,000 fans in the Carrier Dome.

The Orange, who were ranked No. 2 in the country at the time, eventually won in overtime, keeping their then-perfect record intact. Four weeks later, the Orange would be making the return trip to Durham in what was one of the most anticipated matchups in recent regular season memory, and while the game itself failed to live up to the drama of the first, the latter was certainly more memorable.

That’s because Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim had one of the most explosive ejections this side of Bobby Knight. When C.J. Fair was called for a questionable charge on a play that could have given Syracuse the lead in the final 10 seconds, Boeheim leapt off the bench, tried to throw off his suit jacket and proceeded to curse and point in the face of every official he could find before finally being escorted out of Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Ejections just don’t get better than this:

The best part, however, were the memes that instantly began popping up all over the internet afterwards.

Remember these?:

What a glorious, glorious day that was.

Texas interim AD Perrin’s job is to heal fractured fan base

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Interim Texas athletic director Mike Perrin says he will be reaching out to the “entire Longhorn nation” of fans and donors who had been angered by the policies of his predecessor.

Perrin was introduced Wednesday, a day after athletic director Steve Patterson departed after two years on the job in which he alienated large groups of supporters who were staying away from games and threatening to withhold money.

Perrin is a Houston trial attorney and former Texas linebacker who played in the 1960s. He says university President Greg Fenves called him about the job on Labor Day.

Perrin says he’s already reached out to alumni groups and met with the Texas coaching staff. He calls football coach Charlie Strong a friend.

Perrin has a $750,000 contract through August 2016.

VIDEO: Mixtape for top ten recruit Rawle Alkins


Rawle Alkins is the No. 9 player in the Class of 2016, according to Rivals, a powerful scoring guard with the handle and flair that you would expect out of a kid from New York City.

Alkins — whose game is reminiscent of another power guard from New York, Lance Stephenson — is being pursued by just about every program in the country. Over the summer, he told that “Duke is the only program that hasn’t offered me a scholarship”.

Recently, Alkins made the decision to leave the city and transfer to Word of God Academy in North Carolina. They’re getting quite a talented player.