SYRACUSE ORANGE NEWS

An Update on Syracuse’s 2017 Basketball Targets

It has been an incredibly busy summer for Syracuse. From hiring a new athletic director, to seeing changes to the football program under a new, energized coach, there has been plenty to talk about. However, one thing that hasn’t occurred is Jim Boeheim landing a commit for 2017. Boeheim is getting ready to head to Rio as an assistant coach for Team USA at the Olympics but there...
Via Orange Fizz
11 hours ago

Eric Coley: Syracuse Football To Undergo A ‘Culture Change’

Last week Syracuse defensive back commit Eric Coley joined Fizz Radio. He spoke about his preferred position, the Tampa-2 defense and his move from Michigan to Central New York. Below are some of the highlights from the discussion. On playing offense vs. defense in college: “I want to be on the defensive side of the ball, whether it’s at cornerback or safety, that’s where I...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago

ESPN Says The Carrier Dome Is ACC Basketball’s Fifth-Toughest Place To Play

It’s December in Syracuse. It’s cold, it’s wet, and anyone with a decent amount of common sense would be warming up to the fire right now. But you don’t have common sense; not on game day, at least. You’ve ruined your new snow boots on your way to the place any basketball fan within the city limits wants to be: a Syracuse basketball game at the Carrier Dome. You and 30...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago

Where Should Syracuse Direct Their Recruiting?

It’s not often that college basketball players reach the Final Four twice in their career, but it was accomplished last season by Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney. SU men’s basketball has reached college hoops’ final weekend twice in the last four years. Now the program is looking to sustain that success, and it all starts with recruiting. Collegiate rosters are revolving...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago

Orange Land Big-Time LB Nadarius Fagan

The Orange picked up a huge commitment on Sunday, as outside linebacker Nadarius Fagan picked Syracuse over the likes of LSU, USC, and Alabama.  More to come later, since I’m writing this on my phone. But let’s be honest – this is news too huge for the class of 2017 to not put something out about. Fagan […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago

Syracuse Adds More Speed to 2017 Class with ATH Russell Thompson-Bishop

Bloomfield (Conn.) High athlete Russell Thompson-Bishop tweeted Thursday that he has committed to Syracuse, making him the 14th player in the Orange’s 2017 class. While Thompson-Bishop is listed as simply an “athlete,” he figures to spend the vast majority of his time on the field at wide receiver. He earned the “athlete” designation after playing quarterback during his...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago

WATCH: Dino Babers Tells Awesome Coaching Story, Says Syracuse Can Shock ACC

Dino Babers told ACCDN host Jeff Fischel an awesome story at 2016 ACC kickoff about his first head coaching job and claims how Syracuse can shock the ACC. Babers also explains why "Orange is the New Fast" and that Cuse will be racing up and down ACC fields this season!
Via ACC Digital Network
4 days ago

Boeheim’s Army Loses to a Familiar Foe in the Basketball Tournament

The group of former Syracuse players playing in The Basketball Tournament lost to the Untouchables and are eliminated from the competition with a $2 million grand prize. To make matters worse, the Untouchables are made up of a very familiar, pain-in-the-butt opponent for Syracuse fans; former Pitt players. Pitt has been an absolute nightmare for Jim Boeheim and Syracuse, winning...
Via Orange Fizz
4 days ago

Russell Thompson-Bishop Commits to SU

The Syracuse football staff has been hitting that trail hard this summer, and things are showing few signs of slowing down. Today the Orange landed another potential wideout in speedy Connecticut athlete Russell Thompson-Bishop. I am officially COMMITTED to the Thee Syracuse University #OrangeIsTheNewFast #domedudes pic.twitter.com/gFmJUc104U — Russell Thompson® (@russell_tb12...
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago

Russell Thompson-Bishop Commits to SU

The Syracuse football staff has been hitting that trail hard this summer, and things are showing few signs of slowing down. Today the Orange landed another potential wideout in speedy Connecticut athlete Russell Thompson-Bishop. I am officially COMMITTED to the Thee Syracuse University #OrangeIsTheNewFast #domedudes pic.twitter.com/gFmJUc104U — Russell Thompson® (@russell_tb12...
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago

Will The ACC Network Kill Syracuse Basketball Rivalries?

The ACC and ESPN have agreed to a huge deal which will create the “ACC Network” in 2019. That’s old news if you follow Syracuse sports with any sort of regularity, but a new twist to the story broke earlier today when the ACC announced basketball would move to a 20-game schedule. So what does this mean for the Syracuse? The ACC is currently on an 18-game conference slate, so...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago

Syracuse Fans are Surprisingly Realistic

Yesterday, I put out a poll on Twitter asking Syracuse fans how many wins they see the Orange football team getting this year. The choices were 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10+ and the results…well, the results show that Syracuse fans are surprisingly realistic…with a hint of cautious optimism. How many wins will SU football get […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago

Quarterback Commit Tommy DeVito Soars Up Recruiting Boards

By now, Syracuse football fans are probably tired of the program hauling in three star recruits. However, that’s just changed. Class of 2017 commit Tommy DeVito recently saw his name soar up recruiting boards and tack on another star. This makes the Don Bosco Prep product the Orange’s first four star quarterback since A.J. Long, who has since transferred from the program due...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago

Charles Reeves a Big Target in More Ways Than One

It’s kind of amazing that with the recruiting class of 2017 more than half full, a big-time target like Charles Reeves, Jr. remains a bit under the radar among Syracuse fans. In truth, the massive, athletic tight end is one of the most high profile players the Orange are pursuing. And by all accounts, Syracuse […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago

Boeheim’s Army Likes Frank Howard/Syracuse’s Chances This Season

As it did before heading to The Basketball Tournament last year, Boeheim’s Army group of former Orangemen spent some time in Syracuse again this summer practicing and playing with members of this year’s Orange. And as they did last year, the old were impressed with the new. Last year, Boeheim’s Army gave us a sneak peek into the future, telling us that then-overlooked recruit...
Via Orange Fizz
8 days ago

ESPNBoston Provides Detailed Scouting Report On Ifeatu Melifonwu

It’s no secret that Syracuse needs some help in the secondary. Last year, the Orange allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for an average of 256 yards per game, that ranked 102nd in Division I. Dino Babers made the defensive backfield a priority in his first recruiting class and that has continued this summer. Corners Eric Coley, Allen Stritzinger and Ifeatu Melifonwu have all...
Via Orange Fizz
8 days ago

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Dungey Aiming For Greatness At Syracuse

Eric Dungey had a stellar freshman season, completing 60 percent of his passes and accounting for 16 touchdowns in just 8 games. Dungey's season ranked third on the Orange freshman season record list with 1,649 yards of total offense. At this pace, some Orange records could be in danger of falling. Find out just how high Dungey's ceiling is if named starter in Dino Baber's high...
Via ACC Digital Network
11 days ago

New Syracuse AD Wildhack Comments on Football Scheduling

John Wildhack was introduced as Syracuse’s new Director of Athletics on Tuesday, and he answered several questions at his press conference. Chris Carlson of Syracuse.com inquired about SU’s football scheduling, for which Wildhack will be at least partially responsible. The program’s scheduling has been shaky, at best — wildly inconsistent, overly ambitious, and frustratingly...
Via Orange Fizz
13 days ago

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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Syracuse's John Wildhack Excited To Be Orange Athletic Director

Syracuse has named former ESPN executive John Wildhack as its new athletic director. Wildhack joins the Orange after a long stint with ESPN and says it feels great to be back where it all began as an undergrad. Wildhack says that Syracuse is in a great position of power to succeed and thrive in the NCAA both athletically and academically.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 days ago

Orange Making DT Curtis Harper a Priority

One area that Syracuse hasn’t spent a lot of time on during the 2017 recruiting cycle so far is defensive line. The Orange already have a commitment from Zach Morton and are hotly pursuing potential two-sport star Jordan Wright, but both are defensive ends. Right now, the primary focus at defensive tackle is squarely on […]
Via Otto's Grove
14 days ago

Fizz Radio: Chris Carlson Talks John Wildhack/Syracuse News

This week on Fizz Radio, Nathan Dickinson was joined by the Post Standard’s Chris Carlson. Chris told us about what John Wildhack meant for the future of SU Athletics, especially in the media. Then, Chris talks more about Syracuse basketball news. He says Andrew White III could put Syracuse basketball over the top. In Fizz Feedback, Nathan reacts to a comment saying Syracuse...
Via Orange Fizz
15 days ago

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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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