PHOTO: Syracuse already selling shirts for Duke game ... in February

In spite of the fact the program opted not to move its court setup for what could be the biggest game -- attendance-wise -- in school history, it looks like Syracuse is still already gearing up for a game more than two months away.

And apparently Syracuse is ready to anoint Duke as its next/newest "rival." Hmm. Maryland situation at hand here? What's Georgetown got to say about all this?

Regardless, Duke's arrival at the Carrier Dome could be huge. Think about it. Syracuse is new to the ACC, both teams could be 1 and 2 in the league's standings, you'll have Jabari Parker on his one-and-done tour, and it wouldn't shock me if both of these clubs were top-10 good when this one finally goes down.

Syracuse is certainly embracing this ACC life. Something tells me Duke won't be making shirts if it wins this one, though.

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