It may end up being a tough year for Jim Boeheim and the Orange, as they battle to make the NCAA Tournament in a transitional season before bringing in a loaded 2015 recruiting class. But ESPN has Syracuse in their preseason top 25 and they've nabbed a pair of bigtime ACC contests featuring the Cuse as part of their Big Monday slate.
On January 26, ESPN will be waiting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for SU's first trip to the Dean Dome to take on UNC. And on March 2, ESPN will be here in Syracuse for the inaugural visit from 2013 ACC Champion Virginia. It remains to be seen whether the Cuse will still be ranked when these match-ups roll around (or whether North Carolina and Virginia remain in the top 10), but on paper 2 of the biggest ACC showdowns of the year will feature the Orange and be available to a national audience in the prime 7 o'clock time slot on Big Monday.