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Syracuse football has a whole new look to its practices in 2016 under head coach Dino Babers. Guard Omari Parker and wide receiver Ervin Philips discuss the team's up-tempo practices and how they have adjusted.
Syracuse senior deputy director of athletics Herman Frazier reflects on his experience at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal where he won a gold and bronze medal in track and field. (Courtesy: Syracuse University News, Keith Kobland)
Syracuse University junior wide receiver Steve Ishmael reflects on the career of Orange great Marvin Harrison as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It may be the first day of fall camp for the Syracuse football team, but recruiting never stops. Syracuse hosted Canadian offensive lineman Patrick Davis on Saturday, and the talented prospect from Quebec decided to pledge to the Orange during that visit. Davis is the second offensive lineman to commit to Syracuse in 2017, following […]
Via Otto's Grove
17 days ago
Syracuse football opened its 2016 training camp on Saturday, officially kicking off a season packed with excitement and anticipation. The spotlight is on first-year head coach Dino Babers, who is expected to implement a fast-paced, high-flying, scoreboard-breaking offensive scheme in Central New York, and has begun his recruiting process with several high-profile commitments. The...
Via Orange Fizz
17 days ago
Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers addressed the media following the team's first practice of fall camp heading into the 2016 campaign.
It’s only August, I know. Fall camp hasn’t even started for the Syracuse football team, yet here I am, talking about Orange basketball. I grew up in a basketball house; sue me. Actually, please don’t sue me. Don’t take that as an open invitation. I just say nonsense words, you shouldn’t take me seriously. Except, […]
Via Otto's Grove
20 days ago
It is never too early to talk about Syracuse Basketball. Especially when Georgetown makes their way back into to the Dome this year. Coming off the spectacular run to the Final Four, Syracuse comes into the season with low expectations by the national media outlets, or rather, low expectations by the Orange’s lofty standards. I believe there will be no second guessing their selection...
This past April, Syracuse legend Pearl Washington, one of the greatest players in program history, passed away at the age of 52 after battling a brain tumor. Tonight, a number of players affiliated with Syracuse will wear jerseys with his number, 31, printed on the back. Boeheim’s Army, a team in this year’s The Basketball Tournament – an event you can read more about here...
Thirty-six years after he graduated from Syracuse University, John Wildhack has returned to his alma mater as its new athletic director. Wildhack was introduced Tuesday to a nearly full auditorium in the university's football wing by Chancellor Kent Syverud, who chaired a search committee that included new football coach Dino Babers. A Buffalo native, Wildhack ends a 36-year tenure...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2016 | Discuss
The Syracuse Orange look to start improving vastly over the next few years with Dino Babers firmly in place as their new head coach. They can start the improvements by scheduling out some teams they should be able to beat and they did just that with a 2017 home match-up against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. The Orange announced on Friday that they will host the Blue Raiders...
Syracuse University shocked college athletics when the school announced the hiring of ESPN executive vice president for programming and production John Wildhack would be the school’s next athletic director on Wednesday (July 6). The move came fifty-seven days after the previous AD, Mark Coyle, suddenly left SU for the same job at the University of Minnesota. While the move...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University has chosen a longtime ESPN producer and executive to be its new athletic director. The school announced Wednesday that it hired John Wildhack. He is a Buffalo native and 1980 graduate of the university's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Wildhack joined the cable sports network soon after graduating. He has been executive vice...
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After filling a number of roles with the Worldwide Leader starting from 1980 through the present as a production assistant to producer to programming executive to an executive avice president, John Wildhack is leaving ESPN to become the Athletic Director of his alma mater, Syracuse University. Wildhack was the producer of ESPN’s first live NFL game in 1987 and its first live...
The Syracuse Orange have been looking for a new director of athletics over the last few months and it looks like they have finally found their next leader. The school reported they had hired ESPN Executive Vice President and Syracuse alum John Wildhack to take over the position. Wildhack graduated from Syracuse in 1980 and immediately began working at ESPN. He has been with the company...
There was a strong feeling among the Syracuse University faithful that, based on the acrimonious breakup with former athletics director Mark Coyle, his successor should be someone from within the family. Well, that message seems to have been taken to heart, as the University today named 1980 graduate John Wildhack as the new AD for […]
Syracuse has had some pretty good teams since 2000. That’s a little bit of an understatement, I know. After all, the Orange won a championship in 2003 and went to Final Fours in 2013 and again this past spring. But what’s the most talented team, top to bottom, in that timeframe? What made me start wondering about […]
The Syracuse football staff picked up another talented defensive prospect on Sunday as outside linebacker Kadeem Trotter pledged to the Orange after competing at the team’s camp recently. Trotter is a long, rangy athlete who could potentially play safety at the college level. He’s also the second linebacker to commit to the Orange in as […]
Syracuse picked up yet another commitment today as Grafton, Massachusetts defensive back Ifeatu Melifonwu pledged to the Orange, making him the latest in a nice string of commits over the course of the past week or so for Dino Babers and his staff. The Orange coaching staff is on about as good a roll as can be after a […]
It may be a dead period for recruiting, but that hasn’t stopped Syracuse’s momentum. Keirston Johnson, a middle linebacker from Jacksonville, has picked the Orange. Johnson is the second linebacker to commit to Syracuse in the class of 2017, joining Tyrell Richards. BREAKING: 2017 Jacksonville-based LB Keirston Johnson commits to #Syracuse: https://t.co/BUNtYnSiH9@McAllisterScout...
This is a big weekend for Syracuse basketball recruiting. Yeah, we’re still waiting to find out what’s happening on the Taurean Thompson front and trying to round out the roster for the upcoming season. But it’s important to remember, the 2017 recruiting class is absolutely essential. And arguably one of the “must-get” players is currently […]
Recruiting is such a difficult topic to cover because there are so many moving parts, often words mean little and everything is always changing. Something that often gets lost when one is caught up in the latest commits to their given team is what their team actually needs. When talking about Syracuse, things get even more dicey because the holes that Syracuse has are so glaring...
This week’s episode of Fizz Radio was fully loaded. The show began with Connor highlighting the importance of Syracuse’s successful week in recruiting. Could Scott Shafer pull off seven commits in eight days? Then Drew joined the program to talk with Ohio linebacker recruit Kadeem Trotter. After an Iowa State visit, the Ohio linebacker is still all about the Orange. In segment...
If Orange is the new fast, then Syracuse is certainly living up to that motto. SU took a huge stride in the speed department after landing Class of 2017 wide receiver Joshua Palmer. The St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL) product was clocked at an eye-opening 4.44 40-yard dash, and that’s only good for second amongst Orange recruits for 2017 with Nykeim Johnson...
In the last Monday Recruiting segment, Tyrell Richards committed to Syracuse and the Orange had just finished up some on campus camps. It was an average summer week for Dino Babers and the rest of the SU staff. Since June 20th, the Orange has brought in a whopping six commits, almost one new player per day. These past seven days have been special. The Fizz takes a look at all six...
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