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Orange Defense to Carry the Load against NC State

The Orange defense has been so strong this year. So far this season, the unit has forced 17 turnovers (six interceptions and 11 fumbles) on the year after struggling to do that last season. It held Clemson, an injured and depleted offense, to just 16 points and 375 total yards of offense. But, the offense has never been able to sustain drives long enough and keep the defense off...
Via Orange Fizz
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech coach recuses himself from NCAA hearing because of friendship with Jim Boeheim

Bobby Cremins is a member of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, but the former Georgia Tech coach will not participate in the NCAA's hearing regarding allegations against the Syracuse University basketball program. Syracuse University officials, including basketball coach Jim Boeheim and athletic director Daryl Gross, will attend an NCAA hearing Thursday and Friday. Cremins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse's media guide features a hilarious picture of Jim Boeheim

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim is one of the most emotional men in all of college hoops. If you watch an Orange game, you can see Boeheim on the sidelines expressing a bunch of different emotions based on what happens on the court. Today, Syracuse basketball unveiled its 2014-15 media guide, which features a hilarious picture of Boeheim with a scowl on his face. Check it out...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Must-Win Match-up with NC State Looms for Syracuse

As the Orange enters its last chunk of the season, it has a long road ahead of it.  The team, currently sitting at 3-5, needs three wins out of its last four games to become bowl eligible.  No upcoming game is bigger or more important than this weekend’s tilt with North Carolina State. While this third of the schedule is significantly easier than the last third, the Orange can...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boeheim on DaJuan Coleman: 'If he plays, it's a bonus'

DaJuan Coleman's status for the upcoming season is very much in question. The 6-9 big man has missed significant time in each of the past two years with multiple leg inuries and now it appears there's a strong chance he may not be avaliable in 14-15. "No we haven't," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told CBSSports.com when he was asked if he was planning to have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse center Chino Obokoh will be asked to supply additional muscle in the middle

A couple weeks ago, an NBA scout sat courtside at the Melo Center and watched Syracuse's basketball team practice. Asked to describe the basketball body of one of those participants - sophomore Chino Obokoh - the scout summarized what he saw with one word: "Chiseled." Obokoh, about to start his first official campaign with the Orange after an NCAA-mandated freshman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim ready for his 39th season at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jim Boeheim goes into his 39th year as head coach at Syracuse with lots of new faces and the usual firm resolve to make something happen when it counts most. ''I think our biggest challenge is that we lost our three leading scorers two years in a row now, and we lost our best defensive player coming off the bench,'' said Boeheim, who has 948 career...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Long and Syracuse Face a Season Defining Game Tonight Against Clemson

After starting 2-0 Syracuse lost four straight games from September 20th to October 11th and many fans wondered if this year would become a lost season. Quarterback Terrel Hunt broke his leg in a 28-6 loss to Louisville during the stretch and two days later Scott Schafer took away George McDonald’s play calling duties. The season had hit a clear low point. To its credit, Syracuse...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Releases “Home” Hype Video Ahead Of Homecoming Game vs. Syracuse

After opening the season losing two of their first three games, the Clemson Tigers have been on a roll, winning their last four contests in a row. This weekend, they get a visit from the Syracuse Orange, a team fighting for the opportunity to play in a bowl game later this year. Clemson will certainly be favored, but it’ll need to play well to stave off the upset bid from a team...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two ACC does will match-up against one another on Saturday when the No. 21 Clemson Tigers host the Syracuse Orange. Clemson (5-2) can ill afford a loss if they want to move any further up in the rankings while Syracuse (3-4) would love to get back to .500 overall and in conference play. Coverage of the game between Clemson and Syracuse will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Getting Production from Family Connection

There is no doubt Jarrod West has had a rough season and a half since hauling in 43 passes for 588 yards as the third option behind Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales in 2012. Many expected West to have a break out year last year, especially after Terrel Hunt took over for Drew Allen. That didn’t happen, as West caught just 26 passes last year, and just a single touchdown. This year however...
Via Orange Fizz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Boeheim’s Slander Case Connected to the NCAA Investigation at Syracuse?

How worried should Syracuse fans be now that Jim Boeheim’s comments against Bobby Davis and Mike Lang will be reopened in court? Hard to say right now. Originally Boeheim’s statements that the two former ballboys were liars and just looking for money were thrown out because they were seen as mere opinion, not based in fact. Now, they’re being seen as more than that: The slander...
Via Orange Fizz
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Slander lawsuit against Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reinstated

New York's Court of Appeals has ruled two former Syracuse ball boys will be allowed to sue head coach Jim Boeheim for slander, The Associated Press reports. Boeheim refuted allegations by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang in 2011 that assistant coach Bernie Fine had molested them when they were children. Boeheim said the pair was only looking to make money and that the allegations were...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse officials to attend NCAA hearing on possible violations

Syracuse officials will attend an NCAA hearing this month as part of a multi-year inquiry into the school's athletic department, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Friday. The hearing will be with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. Asked this week by a Syracuse Post-Standard reporter whether he would attend the hearing, Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse coach Boeheim facing obstacles as NCAA investigation looms

  Media day for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim as he gets set for his 39th year at his alma mater didn't start the way it normally does. Syracuse basketball, which already faces a multitude of on-court questions entering the season, now has off-court issues looming. Syracuse.com reported about an hour before media day was to begin Friday afternoon that the NCAA has invited Syracuse...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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