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Syracuse making first visit to Death Valley

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has stopped its four-game losing streak. Now coach Scott Shafer has to make sure the Orange don't start another skid. Not an easy task with the team's first-ever visit to Death Valley looming on Saturday against No. 21 Clemson (5-2, 4-1 ACC) in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. Syracuse lost 38-20 to then-No. 1 Florida State 10 days ago...
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Is Boeheim’s Slander Case Connected to the NCAA Investigation at Syracuse?

How worried should Syracuse fans be now that Jim Boeheim’s comments against Bobby Davis and Mike Lang will be reopened in court? Hard to say right now. Originally Boeheim’s statements that the two former ballboys were liars and just looking for money were thrown out because they were seen as mere opinion, not based in fact. Now, they’re being seen as more than that: The slander...
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Slander lawsuit against Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reinstated

New York's Court of Appeals has ruled two former Syracuse ball boys will be allowed to sue head coach Jim Boeheim for slander, The Associated Press reports. Boeheim refuted allegations by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang in 2011 that assistant coach Bernie Fine had molested them when they were children. Boeheim said the pair was only looking to make money and that the allegations were...
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NY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander over alleged Fine comments

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang say Boeheim slandered them in 2011 by calling them liars out for money when they accused his longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting them as children. A judge dismissed the suit last...
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NY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang say Boeheim slandered them in 2011 by calling them liars out for money when they accused his longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting them as children. A judge dismissed the suit...
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Syracuse’s Hickey calls Clemson D-Line the ‘Best I’ve Ever Seen’

Sean Hickey says Clemson’s defensive line is the best line he has ever seen, and that nobody even comes close.  So what does that mean for this weekend’s matchup between the Orange and the Tigers in Death Valley, Saturday? Well, the offense is going to need to adjust and get the ball out fast. This weekend against Wake Forest, we saw the offense begin to click. AJ Long looked...
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Fresh Fizz: Lester, Offense Clicks

Yes, it was a lowly opponent in Wake Forest, but newly appointed offensive coordinator Tim Lester has opened some creative floodgates for the Syracuse offense.   We saw a variety of creativity and mixture of personnel from the OC when the Orange possessed the football in its 30 – 7 win over Wake Forest, Saturday. Lester integrated plenty of balance at BB&T Field as SU accumulated...
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Syracuse Orange at Wake Forest Demon Deacons Photo Highlights

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Fizz Spotlight: Jim Boeheim

As Jim Boeheim begins his 38th season as the Syracuse head coach, the questions swirled once again about the losses the Orange faces. Just plug in new names, this year the team is without Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, CJ Fair and Baye Keita. This comes after losing Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche and James Southerland before last season. So again, it looks like Coach Boeheim...
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Syracuse’s Steve Ishmael is The Answer

Two years ago, Ryan Nassib, Marcus Sales, and Alec Lemon graduated from Syracuse.  The passing attack was left in shambles with no answer at quarterback and a load of inexperience at the receiver position.  That year, Nassib racked up 3,749 passing yards with 26 touchdowns.  Lemon had a 1,000 yard receiving year and Sales finished with 882 receiving yards.  Lemon had seven TDs...
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Rapid Reactions: Syracuse Snaps Losing Streak

- Let’s start by giving credit to the Orange. This was a program that looked like it was a program that looked like it was on the ropes this season. Instead, SU wins a critical game and doesn’t have to worry about six wins for another week. – AJ Long has his first career start and there’s no question he’s the right man for the job. While the Orange defense created offense...
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Defense leads Syracuse over Wake Forest 30-7

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Syracuse had two defensive touchdowns, and freshman quarterback AJ Long ran for another score as the Orange defeated Wake Forest 30-7 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak. Robert Welsh returned an interception 42 yards for a TD and Micah Robinson scored on a 51-yard fumble return to give Syracuse its first win since Sept. 13 when they beat Eastern...
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Syracuse officials to attend NCAA hearing on possible violations

Syracuse officials will attend an NCAA hearing this month as part of a multi-year inquiry into the school's athletic department, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Friday. The hearing will be with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. Asked this week by a Syracuse Post-Standard reporter whether he would attend the hearing, Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim...
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FizzCast: ‘Cuse Hoops is Back!

Seth Goldberg and Austin Pollack recently finished up attending Syracuse Basketball’s Media Day. Jim Boeheim discussed this year’s team, what has improved, and his expectations. Goldberg and Pollack look at last year’s team and what is different now with three key players gone. Who has to be the leader? Take a listen to find out.
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Hopkins A Key Reason to Syracuse’s Recruiting Success

Recruiting is one of, perhaps, the top reason for the success of Syracuse basketball under Jim Boeheim. Although Orange alum do not tend to make a huge impact in the NBA, aside from the biggest name in Carmelo Anthony, the talent is good enough to make Syracuse one of the nation’s top programs. Mike Hopkins is one of the biggest names in the program when it comes to recruiting...
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Orange Guard Michael Gbinije Set for Big Year

Orange assistant coach Gerry McNamara sang the praises of junior guard/forward Michael Gbinije today at Syracuse Men’s Basketball Media Day. Trevor Cooney made a huge leap from his freshman season to his sophomore one last year and McNamara thinks Gbinije will make similar gains in 2014-2015. “He’s just scratching the surface of his ability,” McNamara said. “He can change...
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Another Year, Another Young Point Guard

The last two seasons Syracuse has had exceptional point guard play from underclassmen. Two years ago sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams led Syracuse to a Final Four appearance, and last season Tyler Ennis was a major reason why the Orange started 25-0. This year, it’s true freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph’s turn. At Syracuse’s Men’s Basketball Media Day earlier...
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Syracuse coach Boeheim facing obstacles as NCAA investigation looms

  Media day for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as he gets set for his 39th year at his alma mater didn't start the way it normally does. Syracuse basketball, which already faces a multitude of on-court questions entering the season, now has off-court issues looming. Syracuse.com reported about an hour before media day was to begin Friday afternoon that the NCAA has invited Syracuse...
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Boeheim facing obstacles in 39th year at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Media day for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as he gets set for his 39th year at his alma mater didn't start the way it normally does. Syracuse basketball, which already faces a multitude of on-court questions entering the season, now has off-court issues looming. Syracuse.com reported about an hour before media day was to begin Friday afternoon that the NCAA...
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Report: Syracuse athletics to face NCAA hearing

The Syracuse University basketball program will be the focus of an NCAA hearing to be held at the end of October, sources told Syracuse.com The hearing is the result of a multi-year inquiry into the school's athletic department, according to the article. By scheduling the hearing, the NCAA is signaling its investigation on the Orange athletics department is close to completion...
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Is Thomas Bryant Closer to A Decision?

Five-star recruit Thomas Bryant may be closer to his decision. According to 247sports.com’s Jerry Meyer, Bryant appears to be leaning towards committing to the Orange. This reports comes nearly a week after the consensus was that Bryant would head west to Missouri and Head Coach Kim Anderson. When the Missouri Tigers hired Bryant’s high school coach from Huntington (W.V.) Prep...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 31 – Malachi Richardson

31. Malachi RICHARDSON Height: 6’-5” 1/2 Weight: 193 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-11” High School (State): Trenton Catholic (NJ) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Final (Nike) Commitment: Syracuse Orange Breakdown: A cornerstone of top 10 national recruiting class in the 2015 recruiting cycle at Syracuse, Richardson committed to the Orange in December, 2013. Richardson has ideal size for ...
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Syracuse Ranked #24 in Coaches Poll, An Analysis of the Top 25

The USA Today’s preseason coaches poll is out, and Syracuse is ranked 24th. The ACC will once again be one of (if not the) toughest conference in the nation. The ACC boasts four of the top nine teams in America, and including the Orange, five in the top 25. Thoughts on the early look at the country’s best: 1. Kentucky – Cal reloads every year, but inexperience is always a factor...
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For Your Next Trick AJ Long, Fix Syracuse’s Red Zone Offense

There was a lot to like from AJ Long in new debut. But Saturday’s game becomes critical for the Orange and its bowl hunt. So the freshman quarterback will have to drag the offense into the end zone, because it’s red zone numbers are awful. After a brutal stretch of the schedule in which the Orange have lost four in a row, a winnable game is finally in sight. Syracuse will travel...
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‘Melo Returns to Syracuse with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony’s time in Syracuse was precious. The lone Orange basketball alumni to have his number raised to the Carrier Dome wall was back in Syracuse on Tuesday for an exhibition game between his Knicks and the Sixers. The Knicks won 84-77. The night was highlighted with former Orange greats with Michael Carter-Williams and Jerami Grant being back in Syracuse as well, but...
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