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Gbinije leads Syracuse over LBSU 85-67

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Michael Gbinije scored a career-high 24 points, Rakeem Christmas added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Syracuse beat Long Beach State 85-67 on Sunday. It was the second straight win for Syracuse (8-4), which averted its fifth nonconference loss of the season. Long Beach State (5-9) dropped to 0-9 on the road and has lost five straight since a 68-57 victory over...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who’s To Blame for Struggles of Orange Freshman Chris McCullough?

Chris McCullough, the Orange’s highly touted freshman forward, started his first season at Syracuse strongly. Averaging 12 points and eight boards, he looked like a reliable scorer for an SU offense that had lost its three top players from last year. The freshman’s last few performances have not been so pretty however. The forward has as many points as he does fouls in Syracuse’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Last Two: A Strong Non-Conference Finish Could Mean a Bright Beginning in Conference Play for Syracuse

The SU hoops team is just days away from beginning its ACC slate. When Jim Boeheim and company travel to Virginia Tech on January 3rd, everything has to click. That means consistency and execution are pivotal. Everyone, from Rakeem Christmas down the bench to Chinonso Obokoh, has to be ready to go for Syracuse to prove it has grit and toughnes for a tournament push. Why? Well The...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Gearing Up for Tough ACC Schedule

There is a major difference between the old Big East and the current ACC, and Syracuse’s near win against Villanova could be promising as the Orange prepare for ACC play. After the Villanova game, Jim Boeheim mentioned how Chris McCullough is not physically capable of being competitive against bigger, stronger teams – ones like the Wildcats, and ones that are found in the Big...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Important is Cooney’s Emergence for Syracuse?

The Orange has been atrocious from beyond the 3-point arc this year. Hitting just 26.6 percent of all threes, Syracuse ranks 333rd out of 345 Division I basketball schools. After an extremely slow start, Trevor Cooney has hit 50 percent of his 3-point attempts over the last three games. Coincidentally, the game against Louisiana Tech, Villanova and Colgate were three of the best...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Night Before Christmas: Rakeem Leading the Orange Into Conference Play

Going into this season, many were saying that Syracuse senior Rakeem Christmas would need to step up his game if the Orange were to be successful. He’s answered the call. Christmas is averaging 16.5 PPG and 8.5 RPG on the year, both career highs and a vast improvement from the 5.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG that he averaged last season. He’s scored in double digits in all but one of the...
Via Orange Fizz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yellow journalism at its best

"If you’ve been to a Syracuse University basketball game this year, you may have noticed a different tint to the toilet bowl water in the restrooms. Here's why:"(Hint: It falls from the sky.)

Video: Jim Boeheim Went On An Angry Rant After Syracuse Narrowly Beat Louisiana Tech On Sunday

Syracuse basketball struggled on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, but it still managed to squeak by Louisiana Tech, 71-69. After the game, Orange coach Jim Boeheim decided to express his frustration with how the 6-3 team has performed so far this season. Boeheim went on a 2 and 1/2 minute long rant about how poorly Syracuse is playing right now. Check it out: Boeheim said...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Syracuse Orange's 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 14 College Football Odds: BC Eagles Hold As 11-Point Favorite Over Syracuse

The Boston College Eagles will look to close out their regular season on a high note when they take on the Syracuse Orange as a strong 11-point favorite Saturday. The 6-5 Eagles enter Saturday afternoon’s Orange vs. BC betting matchup at Alumni Stadium in search of their first straight up win in their last three games, following losses to ACC rivals Louisville and Florida State...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: YMCA internships part of NCAA investigation of Syracuse

  A newspaper report says an internship program that placed Syracuse University athletes at a YMCA is part of an inquiry into possible NCAA violations by the school's athletic department. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that NCAA investigators asked about a former YMCA employee in nearby Oneida who had exceptional access to Syracuse men's basketball players and was sued for...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim joins Twitter

Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim has long claimed that he’s quite inept when it comes to technology. Apparently that all changed Friday, when he officially joined Twitter. He’s been making the rounds the past week to promote his new book “Bleeding Orange”, so the timing makes sense. Still, it feels a bit like hell has frozen over. Seems like yesterday I got a...
Via College Spun
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Le Moyne College Printing Shirts To Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary Of Exhibition Win Over Syracuse

Five years ago, at the beginning of the college basketball season, the Le Moyne College Dolphins, a Division II program at a school of just over 3,500 students, went to the Carrier Dome and beat the Syracuse Orange in an exhibition game 82-79. At this point, that game is a funny footnote for a Syracuse team that went 30-5, won the Big East regular season, and earned a No. 1 seed...
Via College Spun
November 03, 2014  |  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
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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