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Syracuse G Michael Gbinije helps Nigeria get to Olympics

Syracuse senior guard Michael Gbinije has been a big piece for the Nigerian National Team this month as he has been with the team while they compete for a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team found its way into the big event after they won the Afrobasket championship on Sunday afternoon. According to College Basketball Talk, the Nigerian team defeated Angola 74-65 in the finals...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robert Washington Decommits from Syracuse

Well, this is not exactly the best news we all could have received today. Syracuse University’s top recruit, running back Robert Washington, has decommitted from the Orange and will reopen his recruitment, CuseNation.com has reported. It’s been a strange, dramatic day with this recruitment after Washington tweeted that his account had been hacked, leading him […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Names Team Captains for Upcoming Season

The Orange named its team captains for the football season yesterday, and there are really no surprises on the selections.  The offense and defense are both represented by two players each, and all four players will be relied upon heavily throughout the year. Terrel Hunt The fifth-year starting quarterback is undoubtedly the most important cog in the Orange’s offense.  Coming...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Releases Week One Depth Chart

The Syracuse University football staff released the depth chart for the team’s first game of the year against Rhode Island, and while most of the depth chart looks as we all expected, there are definitely a few noteworthy surprises on the 2-deep. The first thing that jumps out on the offensive side of the ball […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yes Scott Shafer Is On The Hot Seat, But It’s Wrong To Already Write Him Off

Back in March, the Fizz published a post called “Scott Shafer Is Officially On The Hot Seat.” Some readers were frustrated with the statement, but 2015 is clearly a make or break season for Syracuse’s head man. If the Fizz saying Shafer’s job isn’t secure isn’t enough, this week Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated wrote that Shafer is under pressure because of the way last...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to a Successful 2015 Football Season

Well, we’re only a week away from kickoff for the Syracuse University football team. This time next week, we’ll be starting to get ready for game time in the Carrier Dome against the University of Rhode Island in what should be a runaway victory. Of course, we thought the same thing against Villanova last year […]
Via Otto's Grove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Should Syracuse Football Be In A Month?

The upcoming month of September will be a very important one for Syracuse football. How a team stats the season determines the mood going forward for the team, the coaching staff and the fan base. The Orange’s schedule gives it an opportunity to be in a very good spot this time next month, but the question is whether or not the inexperienced defense and unreliable offense can put...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Fans Taking a Wait and See Attitude

We are officially one week away from the start of Syracuse football season. For the die hard fans, there is no better time of year. Their beloved Orange are about to take the field for another three-plus month grind full of ups and downs. The casual fan is not necessarily looking forward to the September 4th opener against Rhode Island. The Orange are coming off a terrible 3-9 season...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Defense: Young and Ready? The Orange better hope so

There is a lot of turnover on the SU defense this year, which is to be expected when last year’s defense was so experienced. And that means an incredible number of young players starting for this Syracuse squad. While there is some experience up front with John Raymon and currently injured Ron Thompson, the Orange is very inexperienced at linebacker with sophomores Zaire Franklin...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Orange Football Schedule

Well, we’re just a little over a week away from kickoff between the Syracuse University football team and the University of Rhode Island in the Carrier Dome. Right now it’s the perfect time to be optimistic, while also holding onto at least some realistic expectations for how the season might play out. Last year’s 3-9 […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Injury Update: Ron Thompson On The Mend

Injuries suck. They take away from the potential of teams and leave fans wondering what could have been. Would Syracuse football have won more games in 2014 if Terrel Hunt hadn’t torn his ACL? What about Syracuse basketball with Chris McCullough? We’ll never know, but all we can hope is that the 2015 Orange is better off than last year’s version. Here’s a look at some of...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse F Michael Gbinije throws down sick dunk

The Syracuse basketball team found out that they have an electric player in Michael Gbinije over the weekend. Gbinije was playing for the Nigerian National Team at the FIBA AfroBasket event on Saturday when he made one of the best plays of the entire summer. Bleacher Report shared the amazing video of Gbinije making a great play towards the basket after inbounding the ball. He made...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways From What We Know of the Basketball Schedule

It is the time of year when dates and times of Syracuse basketball games are slowly released. Syracuse had already known about two Big Monday match-ups against Duke and UNC but last week, two more key games were released. Let’s start about the beginning. The Orange will open up the basketball season against Lehigh at the Carrier Dome on November 13th. This is nothing new. Syracuse...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Rotation Without Moustapha Diagne

Moustapha Diagne’s ineligibility rocked the SU sports world pretty hard on Thursday night, but now it’s up to the coaching staff to adjust for the upcoming season with only nine players in the rotation, barring any appeal decisions by the NCAA.  So, with the season a few short months away, it’s time to look at how the Orange will lineup on the court with such little depth...
Via Orange Fizz
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Still Looking Out for the Best Interest of the Student

News came out today about the reason behind Syracuse University commit Moustapha Diagne’s decision to enroll in a junior college, and serves as even more proof that the NCAA is clearly looking out only for the best interest of the student-athlete. After all, how else can you explain the fact that the enormous length of […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No One Knows Why Moustapha Diagne Won’t Play Syracuse Basketball, But It’s Definitely Fishy

Earlier this week reports surfaced stating 2015 Syracuse basketball commit Moustapha Diagne planned to enroll in a two year school instead of coming to play for the Orange. SU Athletics confirmed this bombshell with a statement of its own. That statement provided no reason for why this change in schools is taking place however. No one outside of the Syracuse basketball coaching staff...
Via Orange Fizz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse recruit Moustapha Diagne going to 2-year school

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse says forward-center Moustapha Diagne has decided to enroll in a two-year college even though he signed a national letter of intent with Syracuse last November. Syracuse did not give a reason. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diagne, a native of Senegal, was expected to provide some depth in the Orange's frontcourt after averaging 14.7 points and 12 rebounds per...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman F/C Moustapha Diagne won’t enroll at Syracuse

The past few seasons have been very difficult for Syracuse basketball. On Wednesday, Jim Boeheim and the Orangemen received more disappointing news. This time in regards to one of the commitments from their 2015 recruiting class. According to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard, forward/center Moustapha Diagne will not enroll at Syracuse this season and will instead attend...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustapha Diagne to Enroll in Two-Year College

The Orange are now down a man for the 2015-16 season as four-star commit Moustapha Diagne has elected to enroll in a two-year college rather than attend Syracuse University, according to a press release from the Athletic Department. No reason was given for his decision. Diagne signed a letter of intent in November 2014 and is one of four freshman who were set to play for Syracuse...
Via Orange Fizz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 4-Star Power Forward Moustapha Diagne Will Not Enroll At Syracuse

Last summer, Jim Boeheim called his 2015 recruiting class the best he’s ever had at Syracuse. According to Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters, one of the top members of that class will not be at Syracuse this fall. There have been rumors around the eligibility status of four-star power forward Moustapha Diagne, and via Waters’ brief report, he will instead be enrolling at a two-year...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustapha Diagne Ruled Inelligible

Well, this is less than ideal. I think a lot of us suspected this would happen based on the buzz around the Syracuse University men’s basketball program over the summer, but it still stings to have it made official that Moustapha Diagne will not make it to the hill this year, or potentially at any […]
Via Otto's Grove
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer enters season on hot seat

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Scott Shafer enters his third season at Syracuse somewhat under the gun. He's not fazed. ''College football is about pressure every single year,'' Shafer said. ''They're just going to look at the bottom line, year in and year out. I understand that.'' Named head coach after Doug Marrone bolted for the NFL, the Orange's former defensive coordinator also understands...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse football players pugil fighting at camp

Given how the Syracuse Orange football team has been spending part of its summers at Fort Drum in upstate New York for the past several years, it’s no secret that the players and coaching staff would build a relationship with the local military community; since the town is home to the 10th Mountain Division (light infantry) of the U.S. Army. This relationship with the locals has...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney Williams Will Be A Big Player For SU

A redshirt freshman who was “supposed to” play sparingly this fall behind Durrell Eskridge, Rodney Williams is instead slotted to start for the Orange at free safety, and he looks ready. Of course it was just a scrimmage, but Williams flew around the field Saturday night at the SU Fan Fest event, picking up multiple tackles to go along with 2 interceptions. Williams is incredibly...
Via Orange Fizz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this… Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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