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SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Keeping Tabs on Potential Hoops Targets Zegarowski and Doherty

The Syracuse Orange basketball team may not even be done with the 2015 recruiting class, and we’re still not entirely sure what’s going to happen with 2016 beyond Matthew Moyer and potentially Tyus Battle, but that won’t stop us from looking ahead to 2017 and 2018 for a couple more potential recruits that the Orange […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Syracuse Football Backfield Candidates In 2015

Syracuse’s running back situation is… messy? Sure, we’ll say messy. The Orange didn’t have all that much success running the ball this season, and the future has question marks. Just look at Scott Shafer’s leaders in rushing attempts from last year: 1. Prince-Tyson Gulley: Graduating 2. Adonis Ameen-Moore: Graduating 3. Terrel Hunt: QB coming off injury 4. AJ Long: QB Redshirted...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse and Notre Dame Battle for No. 1

The Orange and Golden Domers are set for an epic clash. It’s often used to describe must-see college football games in the fall but the phrase “Showdown Saturday” definitely applies to the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup when Syracuse University takes on Notre Dame at 12:00 p.m. at Arlotta Stadium. The two teams are a […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cullen and Henderson Should Have Early Chance to Shine

If there’s one position that’s been a strength on the Syracuse University football team’s defense over the past several years, it’s been linebacker. This year, however, the Orange will be forced to replace a pair of stalwarts out of the linebacking corps in Cam Lynch and Dyshawn Davis. Fortunately for the Orange, not only is […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Getting Visit from 2017 RB Recruit Epstein

The Syracuse Orange football staff is in the midst of running the 2015 football team through the ringer in spring practice, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still hard at work on the recruiting trail as well. This weekend the Orange will have a couple of visitors to campus, including 2017 running back recruit Mike […]
Via Otto's Grove
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 25th Birthday to Otto the Orange

It’s a big day in the land of Syracuse, as not only are we celebrating National Orange Day, and not only is it the 145th birthday of Syracuse University, but it’s also the 25th birthday of our very own Otto the Orange. Congratulations, Otto, you’re now old enough to rent a car! And with that […]
Via Otto's Grove
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Principal apologizes to Jim Boeheim’s daughter for ‘cheater’ taunts

The principal of Albertus Magnus High School in New York has sent a formal letter of apology to Jamie Boeheim, the daughter of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, after she was taunted by students during a recent basketball game. Jamie, a freshman, plays for the Jamesville-DeWitt High School varsity team. She was met with chants of,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Malachi Richardson Deserve to Start Next Year?

Malachi Richardson enrolls at Syracuse this coming fall, and he’s coming in hot.   The 6’6” guard Richardson earned the Gatorade New Jersey state player of the year honors Sunday to bolster his high school resume even more. A McDonald’s All-American, Richardson is no doubt one of the best guards in his recruiting class. He provides instant offense and a bonafide scoring...
Via Orange Fizz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball Will Look Much Different As Boeheim’s Time Ticks Down

Jim Boeheim is taking the NCAA infractions very seriously, as he should. The Syracuse basketball program has been an image not only of Central New York, but college basketball across the country. It has a long history of success during the regular season, but often coming up a little short in the NCAA tournament. The program has entered a new chapter of its history with the infractions...
Via Orange Fizz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Syracuse AD Needs To Address Attendance Issues

Last week Mike Tirico said on ESPN radio that he wants Syracuse’s next athletic director to make the Orange football program the best in the northeast. That certainly tops the wish list of every Syracuse fan, but in the short term that’s a long shot. Whoever replaces Daryl Gross should initially try to fix Syracuse’s attendance problem. Fans only really come out in large numbers...
Via Orange Fizz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What BJ Johnson and Ron Patterson’s Transfers Mean for SU Recruiting Beyond Thomas Bryant

BJ Johnson and Ron Patterson transferring means Syracuse can potentially add Thomas Bryant in its 2015 class; and it gets better. The pair’s departures are also significant because down the road the Orange will be able to bring in more recruits, despite the lost scholarships. The Fizz wrote earlier this month about how in 2016 it looked like Matthew Moyer was going to be the only...
Via Orange Fizz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim Speaks out against NCAA Sanctions

Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange basketball team speaks with the media regarding an NCAA investigation and his planned retirement in three years. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Syracuse will miss the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. The NCAA has implemented sanctions against coach Boeheim and the Syracuse University men’s basketball program restricting...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Syracuse Basketball Players B.J. Johnson And Ron Patterson To Transfer

Syracuse isn’t playing in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but the Orange basketball program has not failed to make news this week. Earlier today, Jim Boeheim held a long press conference about the school’s NCAA issues and the announcement that he will retire in three years. Now, two Orange bench players will transfer out of the program, according to reports: B.J. Johnson has...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

10 things Syracuse University should do to rehabilitate its academic reputation

1. Assign homework.2. Take attendance in class. Let them know they are being watched.3. Hold pop quizzes, making sure that students read their assigned textbooks.4. Have monitors in the hall, occasionally checking on bathroom passes.5. While on the subject of bathroom privileges, remove the doors to the boys and girls rooms, so they can't smoke without people smelling it!6. Bring...

Syracuse AD Daryl Gross steps down; Jim Boeheim to retire in three years

Syracuse has officially begun the process of cleaning up its image in the wake of serious NCAA sanctions that were handed down against the men’s basketball program less than two weeks ago. For starters, athletic director Daryl Gross is leaving his current post. Dave Tobin of Syracuse.com reports that Gross will remain with the school...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim to retire in three years

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years, the school announced Wednesday. Boeheim, who has coached at Syracuse since 1976, was stripped of 108 wins and suspended for first nine ACC games of next season after NCCA investigation found Syracuse's self-reported violations dating back to 2001. Those violations included extra benefits, academic misconduct, impermissible...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Holds off Johns Hopkins to Stay Undefeated

Syracuse’s Mike Messina (21) rushes across the field after scooping the ball in the game against Johns Hopkins at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: Aaron Nah/Syracuse.com) The Carrier Dome was the site featuring college lacrosse’s most historic rivalry. Saturday #1 Syracuse Orange (6-0) squared off against #16 Johns Hopkins Blue...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse's Otto the Orange banned from ACC mascot game: Report

The Syracuse suspensions levied at Jim Boeheim by the NCAA last week didn't end with players and coaches. The punishment even included Otto the Orange, the team mascot: The Atlantic Coast Conference held its annual mascot basketball game at halftime of the North Carolina-Louisville quarterfinal Thursday. Fourteen of the ACC’s 15 mascots played — from Mr. Wuf of NC State...
Via The Other Paper
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Skipping season-ending press conference only makes things worse for Jim Boeheim and Syracuse

Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim gave a master class in how not to handle a problematic story Saturday, electing not to speak to the media after the Orange’s season-ending loss to North Carolina State. The typical post-game press conference Saturday would have been the first opportunity for media to interview Boeheim following Friday’s release of NCAA...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Is The Jim Boeheim National Love-Fest Over?

Depending on your allegiances, belief system or feelings for a certain individual, you either think the Syracuse Orange got hammered by the NCAA or received little more than a slap on the wrist. Regardless, with Syracuse not being eligible for this year’s postseason; losing three scholarships a year over four years; and Jim Boeheim being stripped of many wins, things have changed...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photoshop Of Jim Boeheim With A “-108″ Victories Jersey Going Viral

Friday, the NCAA released its findings regarding its Syracuse investigation, and among other penalties, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim saw 108 of his victories vacated. While Syracuse fans have been taking the news particularly hard, supporters of rivals are having a bit of a field day. One even went as far as to take the photo of Boeheim receiving a jersey for his 900th win and swap...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Say Goodbye to Syracuse Basketball as You Know It

Syracuse basketball will never be the same. The NCAA committee on infractions hammered Syracuse on Friday, suspending coach Jim Boeheim for...
Via Athlon Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Hammers Syracuse With Scholarship Reductions, Vacated Wins, More

Instagram/Bayekeita The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team won’t have the opportunity to play in the 2015 NCAA Tournament later this month, after the school self-imposed a postseason ban because of an ongoing NCAA investigation into infractions committed over the past decade. Friday, we learned of the additional penalties levied against the school – they are quite significant...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas Posts Heartfelt Message On Instagram After Senior Night

Syracuse struggled Monday night against No. 2 Virginia in its final home game of the season, falling to 18-12 on the season after a 59-47 loss. Senior Rakeem Christmas scored 10 points and racked up four rebounds in his final game in the Carrier Dome. Despite the loss, he took to Instagram Tuesday morning to post a heartfelt message about his four years on campus. Check it out: ...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Twitter Account Trolls Syracuse With Snow Meme, Picture Of Two 2014 NCAA Basketball Trophies

It is Rivalry Week in college basketball, and for all of the great match-ups this week like Duke-UNC, it is still sad that we don’t get to see games like Kansas-Missouri and Syracuse-UConn, which were lost due to conference realignment. The Huskies and the Orange don’t have any games scheduled, but that doesn’t keep the schools from keeping the hostility up on Twitter.  The...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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