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SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orange Hoops Hoping to Land Kobi Simmons

Pretty soon, elite point guard prospect Kobi Simmons will be cutting down his list of schools – a list that includes not only Syracuse University, but also the University of North Carolina, Kentucky University, the University of Arizona, and Ohio State University, among others. Although the Orange were all in on Tyus Battle, who committed […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dontae Strickland Set to Join Syracuse in the Fall

Syracuse fans’ concerns about the Orange backfield were intensified after there were worries over whether RB Dontae Stickland would be academically eligible for the fall of 2015.  Well, Orange fans can breathe a little bit easier as Strickland announced that he is in fact eligible and will be on the team come the fall. Strickland is a three-star running back out of South Brunswick...
Via Orange Fizz
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Everyone Just Calm the Hell Down

Well the last 48 hours sure have been fun, haven’t they? On Tuesday we were told by Syracuse University that the famed number 44 has been restored, and then yesterday things seemed to go sideways when the University issued what seemed to be a backtracking statement about the status of the (formerly?) retired number. And […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse VP: 44 Only To Be Worn in Special Circumstance

Those who cried foul over the idea of Syracuse University un-retiring jersey number 44 can breath a little easier. Per a report from Chris Carlson of Syracuse.com, the university’s Senior VP of Public Affairs, Kevin Quinn, has stated in an email that the number will only be worn in a “special circumstance” and that it will be reserved for “someone extraordinary given the...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orange Football Releases New Depth Chart

With spring practice in the books, it was only a matter of time before Syracuse University football coach Scott Shafer released a post-spring depth chart based on what he and his staff saw throughout the past couple of months. For the most part, the depth chart looks about the way we expected, though there are […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. John’s to Host Syracuse at MSG December 13

The Syracuse Orange and the St. John’s Red Storm will continue their storied rivalry into the 2015-2016 season. It was reported early Wednesday morning by Jon Rothstein that St. John’s would host the Orange at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 13. St. John's will host Syracuse on Sunday 12/13/15 at MSG, source told @CBSSports. Return game of home-and...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McCullough More than Worthy of a First Round Pick

It seems a little amazing that just six months ago, we were all* convinced that Syracuse University freshman forward Chris McCullough would be a surefire NBA Lottery selection. And now, here we are the day after the lottery order was determined, and the general consensus is that the one and done talent will either be […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse University Unretires Number 44

The Syracuse Orange football team has unretired number 44, per an announcement on the program’s official Twitter page. It's back pic.twitter.com/gZAXOztdwd — Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) May 19, 2015 For those unaware, that number was worn by legendary Syracuse running back Ernie Davis, who won the 1961 Heisman Trophy while playing for the school. Davis also helped Syracuse...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Has Unretired No. 44, Worn By Hall Of Famers Jim Brown, Floyd Little, Heisman Winner Ernie Davis

At Syracuse University, it is impossible to avoid the impact of the number 44. It is in the campus zip code and all phone numbers, and hangs from the rafters of the Carrier Dome. The number became famous at SU after being worn by a trio of running backs who made six All-American first teams between them, Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, and Floyd Little. Davis led the 1959 Syracuse team to...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SU Makes Top 5 for Rashawn Battle

The Syracuse University basketball team recently missed out on a recruit by the name of Battle, but the Orange football team could win a Battle of its own with linebacker prospect Rashawn Battle. Battle released his top 5-ish list yesterday, and the Orange made the cut for the Pennsylvania native. I say 5-ish not because […]
Via Otto's Grove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Has a Smart Concussion Policy That No One Knows About

It’s time to applaud Syracuse Athletics. That’s not something that has been written or said too much this past season; but the program deserves praise for its concussion protocol. Yesterday during the SU and Johns Hopkins lacrosse broadcast on ESPN, analyst Quint Kessenich said that if a Syracuse athlete gets three concussions, then they are automatically medically disqualified...
Via Orange Fizz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Offers Keep Rolling In, Who’s on the Receiving End?

Scott Shafer and his Ohio connections have paid off for the Orange in the past. SU’s head man convinced linebacker Troy Henderson Jr. and safety Marquise Blair to come to Syracuse from Ohio in the class of 2015. In an interview with the Fizz last year Henderson Jr. said, “Me and Coach Shafer, it’s an Ohio thing. We got that type of connection. We’re hardworking, we get after...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Syrcause DT Ryan Sloan transfers to FCS

It is never easier to make a life-changing decision, especially one that involves changing where you will get your education in the middle of your tenure in college. That is exactly what former Syracuse DT Ryan Sloan did when he decided to drop down to the FCS level and transfer to Stony Brook University. According to College Football Talk, Sloan posted the decision on his Instagram...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rakeem Christmas Impresses at NBA Draft Combine

There are two members of the 2014-15 Syracuse basketball team that will be in this year’s NBA Draft but only one participated in the NBA Draft Combine. Chris McCullough is still recovering from a torn ACL and did not participate but Center Rakeem Christmas participated and impressed. Christmas posted 20 points and six rebounds in the five-on-five game at the Combine on Thursday...
Via Orange Fizz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn, Syracuse to renew rivalry in future seasons

Let me apologize if this is your first time on The Fever and were expecting the basketball version of the headline. That would be awesome, but it’s all about football from here on out. UConn and Syracuse have agreed to a home-and-home football series for 2016 and 2018, bringing back an old school Big East rivalry. The 2016 season is now tentatively complete for the Huskies with...
Via AAC Football Fever
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Mike Hopkins Upset With People “Surprised” By Rakeem Christmas’ Strong Combine

Former Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas was perhaps the most improved player in college basketball last season, upping his scoring average from 5.8 to 17.5 points per game and his rebounding average from 5.1 to 9.1 per contest. But apparently, Christmas’ solid debut at the NBA Draft Combine 5 on 5 game today took some of the scouts and announcers by surprise. Christmas put up...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Hunt, Shafer talk about upcoming season

The 2014 season was a disastrous one for Syracuse, as the Orange lost nine of its last 10 games to finish with the year with a 3-9 record. However, there is cause for optimism in 2015. Promising quarterback Terrel Hunt appears to be back and healthy again after fracturing his fibula during the fifth game of the season against Louisville. Also, this year will be the first that the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Just Found More Competition For Rising Sedee Keita

The moment Tyus Battle chose Michigan, speculation has churned over what Syracuse’s ’16 Class will look like. While the Orange is clearly a major-player in the NCAA, who will join Matt Moyer on the Hill in 18 months? Time to look at 4-star PF Sedee Keita. The bad news is that Kansas and LSU (who landed the top recruit in ’15, Ben Simmons) have jumped into the fray, according...
Via Orange Fizz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Syracuse players who could be drafted in 2016

This year Syracuse was shut out of the NFL draft for only the second time since 1975, according to Syracuse.com, but it’s doubtful the Orange will be blanked in 2016. Syracuse.com released a list of Orange players most likely to be drafted next season and the prospects looked promising. Guard/center Rob Trudo, quarterback Terrel Hunt, offensive tackle Ivan Foy, corner Julian Whigham...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-Star Recruit Tyus Battle to Visit Syracuse

Five-star guard Tyus Battle, the No. 14 recruit of the class of 2016, has scheduled a visit with Syracuse. SNY’s Adam Zagoria reported the story on Zagsblog. The 6’5″, 179 pound guard will also visit Michigan. This is an interesting turn of events, as Battle recently had official visits with Duke and Louisville and had dinner with both Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino. However...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Just call him Dr. Bob Costas from now on

In addition to his work at HBO, MLB Network and of course, NBC, Bob Costas is known to be one of the many distinguished alumni of Syracuse University and in particular, the Newhouse School of Public Communication where noted sportscasters Marv Albert, Ian Eagle, Sean McDonough, Beth Mowins, Dave Pasch, Dick Stockton, Mike Tirico and thousands of others graduated. It appears that...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Chris McCullough Posts Photo Of 4 Departing Syracuse Players From Boeheim Foundation’s Basket Ball

Coming off of a disappointing 2014-15 campaign, Syracuse basketball will look very different next season. The team loses All-American center Rakeem Christmas to graduation after his magnificent senior season, forward Chris McCullough is entering the NBA Draft, and role players B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson are transferring out of the program. Despite their upcoming moves, all four...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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