SYRACUSE ORANGE NEWS

Orange Recruiting Operating at a Higher Level

The Syracuse University football staff has almost finished up its 2016 recruiting class, and while it’s light on numbers, it’s certainly not light on quality. Despite the fact that not all of the members of the class have been rated yet, it’s shaping up to be one of the best classes in years for the […]
Via Otto's Grove
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kicking Off Orange Week with Otto’s Grove

It’s been an exciting summer for Syracuse University fans, for both football and basketball. Recruiting has been on a big upswing, with the Orange landing several of their most coveted recruits in both sports. For the football team, it’s a good time to get excited with the recent addition of North Carolina express back Moe […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Moe Recruits? No Problems.

Head coach Scott Shafer has consistently preached quality over quantity in the recruiting class of 2016, and it looks like it’s starting to pay dividends.  After a crazy week of Orange recruiting, hybrid back Moe Neal became the fourth three-star player to commit to SU over the last couple days, although it remains to be seen if Devon Clarke’s commitment will be accepted. Neal...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the 2017 Recruiting Cycle

August seems like an early time to start looking past the current recruiting cycle and ahead toward this year’s rising juniors, but that just happens to be where we are at this point as the Syracuse University football staff nears completion of its 2016 class. After a commitment from Moe Neal yesterday, Syracuse has 14 […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Fills Need for Speed with Neal

The Syracuse University football team got a commitment from one of its highest priorities today, landing speedy express back Moe Neal. The 5-foot-11 North Carolina native chose Syracuse over Wake Forest, and also had offers from Duke, Boston College, and Mississippi State, among others. This signifies an immense win on the recruiting trail for head […]
Via Otto's Grove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Moe Neal’s Decision Looms Over the Weekend

Tomorrow is a big day for the Syracuse University football program, as one of the coaching staff’s highest priority targets will be making his college decision at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Moe Neal will be deciding between Wake Forest and the Orange, and will announce at Forestview High School. With one of the biggest dominos in […]
Via Otto's Grove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Mayden Earns 4-Star Rating from Scout

The Syracuse University football staff is, kind of amazingly, already nearly finished with the recruiting class of 2016 and already getting started on the class of 2017, but we’re jumping ahead to the 2018 class to talk about a player who will no doubt end up high on Scott Shafer and Tim Lester’s wish list. […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Domino Falls as Clarke Picks Syracuse

A big recruiting week for Syracuse University just keeps getting bigger, as 3-star safety Devon Clarke has announced that he has decided to pledge to the Orange. The former Oregon State commit has been favoring Syracuse ever since putting himself back on the market, and today made it official on Twitter. He’s the third commit […]
Via Otto's Grove
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Orange: Jamal Holloway and Monquavion Brinson

The highlight of Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting class up to this point has been offense, mainly Robert Washington. But over the past two days, Syracuse has gotten commitments from two big defensive targets: Jamal Holloway and Monquavion Brinson. Let’s get to know the newest Orangemen. Jamal Holloway (Defensive end; 6’3″ 215 lbs.; @Malmoney_2016 on Twitter) Source: Scout.com...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Top Recruit Ashton Broyld Dismissed from Program

Wide receiver/running back/former quarterback Ashton Broyld was dismissed from SU’s football program early Tuesday afternoon.  Like defensive lineman Wayne Williams before him, Broyld became the latest player to be kicked off the team.  Yet, unlike Williams, Broyld always seemed to be in the fold on offense and was finally expected to contribute in his fourth season with the...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse dismisses leading receiver from 2013

Though Syracuse Orange running back Ashton Broyld led the team with 52 receptions for 452 yards in 2013, he won’t be with the team for his senior season in 2015. According to a statement from head coach Scott Shafer, as was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, Broyld has been dismissed from the team for what is being called a violation of team rules....
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Add Athletic DE Jamal Holloway

The Syracuse University football staff made defensive end Jamal Holloway a priority early on, and today the 6-foot-4, 215 pound athlete rewarded Scott Shafer and his crew with a commitment. Holloway is the second Camden, New Jersey commit in the class of 2016, alongside teammate Dymelle Parker. The weakside pass rusher chose the Orange over […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Dismisses H-Back Ashton Broyld

Syracuse University senior Ashton Broyld has been removed from the Orange football roster for a violation of team policy, Scout.com’s Mike McAllister has reported. The 6-foot-3 h-back from Rochester is no stranger to off the field issues, having faced misdemeanor charges as a high school senior. Broyld has struggled to live up to expectations over […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

SU Kicks Off a Big Week with Monquavion Brinson

What was already shaping up to be an important week for the Syracuse University football staff with the impending decisions by Jamal Holloway and Moe Neal just got even bigger, as 3-star defensive back Monquavion Brinson announced a surprise verbal pledge to the Orange on Monday night. Brinson had recently named the Orange among his […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Still in the Mix for Donald Stewart

For awhile, it looked like the Syracuse University football staff was done recruiting the wide receiver position for the 2016 cycle. With Sadiq Palmer in the mix and Frank Darby and Brad Hawkins opting for Iowa and Michigan, respectively, it appeared that the Orange were shifting the recruiting focus to other areas of need. But […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Media Coverage of The Basketball Tournament Was Over The Top

The Basketball Tournament was created only two years ago but so far it’s been a big success both for players and fans. It’s easy to see that the competition will continue to thrive in the future. Watching old Syracuse stars compete for $1 million dollars has been an exciting an unexpected basketball bonus for SU fans this summer. Boeheim’s Army may have been eliminated from...
Via Orange Fizz
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Target Jamal Holloway To Make Decision Tuesday

A 6’4” defensive end from Camden, NJ, Jamal Holloway put Syracuse on his top 10 list earlier this month. Around the time the list was put together, we took a look at the chances he would come to SU. While Syracuse may sit in that middle to lower tier of schools, they do have an advantage over many other suitors: Location. Syracuse is close to home for Holloway, Camden, NJ. Only...
Via Orange Fizz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Holloway Set to Announce on Tuesday Afternoon

The Syracuse University football recruiting class of 2016 has been filling up fast this summer, and right now it looks like only about five or six spots remain open. One of those slots could be taken on Tuesday afternoon when Camden, New Jersey defensive end Jamal Holloway makes his college decision. Holloway is a teammate […]
Via Otto's Grove
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Defying the Sanctions

Orange nation was rattled in the aftermath of the NCAA investigation into the Syracuse basketball program. The program that is so beloved by so many self-imposed a post-season ban only to receive apparently devastating punishment from the NCAA. These new sanctions– 12 forfeited scholarships over four years, a nine conference game suspension for Jim Boeheim and vacated wins– may...
Via Orange Fizz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Philips Set to Become a Focal Point

Last season, Syracuse University football fans were treated to glimpses of the kind of elusive running that could turn Ervin Philips into a home run threat whenever he touches the ball. Then a true freshman, the Connecticut native surprised not just fans but the coaches themselves by how ready and effective he was, rushing for […]
Via Otto's Grove
12 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Media Kickoff? We Must Be on the Verge of Football Season!

As is tradition, the ACC hosted its media kickoff weekend which concluded with head coaches taking the podium on Tuesday. And when Scott Shafer takes the podium, it’s must-watch content, as he’s been known to say some pretty crazy things while in front of the microphones. Over the weekend, Syracuse selected quarterback Terrel Hunt and defensive standout Zaire Franklin as their...
Via Orange Fizz
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Looking to Make Isaiah Wilson a Priority

The Syracuse University football staff has gotten a jump start on the 2017 recruiting cycle with commitments from Daewood Davis and Isaiah McDuffie, but Scott Shafer and his crew are still looking to reel in the biggest fish of all with offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson. The Brooklyn native is one of the most sought after […]
Via Otto's Grove
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Devante McFarlane Could Be the Key to Offensive Success

Last year’s offense was historically bad for the Syracuse University football team, with a unit plagued by injury and what we’re learning more and more was ineptitude behind the scenes stemming primarily from former offensive coordinator George McDonald. It didn’t help that the Orange had one of the worst rushing seasons in recent memory, something […]
Via Otto's Grove
15 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Commit Rex Culpepper Tears ACL

One of the Syracuse University football team’s top commitments for the class of 2016 suffered a pretty substantial setback this weekend, as quarterback Rex Culpepper tore his ACL at a 7-on-7 event at the University of South Florida this weekend. Culpepper’s father, Brad, told Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey that Rex still expects to be ready to […]
Via Otto's Grove
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Cracks Monquavion Brinson’s Top 10

A few days ago, Georgia defensive back Monquavion Brinson announced his top 10 schools.  The three-star player included the Orange on his list, as well as a variety of other programs. Brinson’s top ten includes: SU, Troy, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Kent State, Georgia Southern, Mississippi State, and Auburn.  Clearly, Auburn and resurgent Mississippi State stand...
Via Orange Fizz
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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