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WATCH: Orange Crank Up Tempo

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.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympic Reflections from Herman Frazier

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)
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Ishmael on Marvin Harrison

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.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Lands Canadian OL Patrick Davis

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

Dino Babers Reviews First Day of Syracuse Training Camp

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

WATCH: #CuseCamp16 | Babers After First Practice

Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers addressed the media following the team's first practice of fall camp heading into the 2016 campaign.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Tyler Lydon Win ACC Player of the Year?

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

Why the Syracuse Basketball front court should be feared

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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse Alumni Team In ‘The Basketball Tournament’ Honoring Pearl Washington On Back Of Jerseys

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...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse introduces new AD John Wildhack

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

Syracuse schedules 2017 home game against MTSU

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse hiring Wildhack as athletic director could be huge for Orange and ACC

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...
Via The Comeback
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse names ESPN executive as athletic director

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN exec John Wildhack to leave to become Syracuse AD

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...
Via Awful Announcing
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse names ESPN VP John Wildhack new director of athletics

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse Tabs John Wildhack as New AD

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 […]
Via Otto's Grove
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

What’s the Most Talented SU Hoops Team This Century?

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 […]
Via Otto's Grove
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio LB Kadeem Trotter Picks Syracuse

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 […]
Via Otto's Grove
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

DB Ifeatu Melifonwu Verbals to Syracuse

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 […]
Via Otto's Grove
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Cuse Adds Linebacker Keirston Johnson

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...
Via Otto's Grove
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Orange Hosting Elite ’17 Hoops Prospect Richards

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 […]
Via Otto's Grove
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Syracuse Football’s Biggest Need: Defensive Backs

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...
Via Orange Fizz
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Fizz Radio: Check Out This Week’s Highlights

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...
Via Orange Fizz
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse Lands Three Star Receiver Joshua Palmer

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...
Via Orange Fizz
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Monday Recruiting: What A Week For Babers’ 2017 Class

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...
Via Orange Fizz
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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