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SU basketball takes on Kansas in Miami

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A stunner that even the beauty of South Beach can't make up for.

As quickly as he arrives he departs, in a simple one sentence release from Syracuse, it was announced Geno Thorpe had left the program for what the University is calling personal reasons.

No reason out just yet but rest assured we'll ask Coach Boeheim tomorrow, he may not even be able to comment.

Syracuse University should be ok, but losing Geno is a tough blow to it's depth.

Fans are stunned but distracting themselves with a beach, a beautiful breeze, and the overall atmosphere on South Beach.

It's hard to ignore the beauty here in Miami. That's why the basketball hall of fame, located in Massachusetts is holding its hoop-hall classic down here at the home of the Miami Heat.

The scene, the weather, and the overall beauty, is certainly a draw for fans and the programs involved.

For both Syracuse and Kansas this game is one that's been circled on the calendar for months. A chance for a marquee win early in the season.

The game takes on extra meaning for Ashley Resetarits. She graduated from S.U. in 2003 only to go on to complete her graduate studies at Kansas. I ran into her on the beach and had to ask where her allegiances lie.

For what it's worth, the high temperature today is 80, and it's still in the upper 70s right now.

I know some fans are gathering on Saturday, we'll be there too. It's a weird feeling covering Syracuse basketball while wanting to wear shorts.

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