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Boeheim is the definition of loyalty

Updated: December 14, 2012, 9:17 AM ET
By Dick Vitale

If you looked up the word loyalty in the dictionary, you might see a picture of Jim Boeheim right next to it.

Think about it, loyalty and his love for the Syracuse Orange go hand in hand. You hear about Tommy Lasorda bleeding Dodger Blue; the coach of the Orange has poured his heart into that school, bleeding Syracuse Orange for a half-century.

He started as a walk-on in 1962 and later became a backcourt mate of legend David Bing. Boeheim became part of Syracuse coaching ...

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