Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 6/27/13
esiason.org If you’re a Syracuse football fan, winning the New York City turf war is of huge importance. Too many elite players have left the Big Apple for greener pastures elsewhere in the past few years. If you can’t beat Notre Dame or Clemson to a kid, it’s understandable. Rutgers did a very good job under Crazy Eyes Schiano of dominating New Jersey, and now a shift to the B1G should help them even more. Syracuse is now in the ACC, so there should be some more success on the horizon in the 5 boroughs, right? Maybe not. A piece in the New York Post last week titled “UConn winning city’s football recruiting battle” highlighted the encroachment of UConn into what was Syracuse territory. “The Empire Challenge is the culmination of the high school football careers of local prospects from New York City and Long Island. But last night’s lopsided contest at Hofstra University… also symbolized the start of Connecticut’s aggressive approach to talent in the area. The city team, hammered by...
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