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SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Syracuse, Kentucky lead nation in basketball attendance

With a subpar outing during the 2014-15 season, the Syracuse men’s basketball team had a lackluster, if not incredibly forgettable year. Partially attributing to the 18-13 season was the program’s self-imposed, post-season ban in response to ongoing NCAA investigations into past infractions by the team. This is the third season that Syracuse has finished with fewer than 20 wins...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football: Ex-Syracuse Star, Patriot DE Chandler Jones Shouts Out Orange Freshman Jake Pickard For Wearing Number 99

Defensive end Jake Pickard was one of the top signees for Syracuse in the 2015 recruiting class, and the number he was issued for his freshman season reflects that. Pickard posted a picture earlier today of his locker, complete with a sign indicating he’ll don No. 99, the same digits worn by former Syracuse star defensive lineman Chandler Jones.  Ready to prove myself #OrangeNation...
Via College Spun
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball Led Nation In 2014-15 Average Home Attendance, Kentucky Had Highest Total Attendance

2014-15 was a pretty forgettable season for Syracuse men’s basketball. The program self-imposed a post-season ban with NCAA violations looming, and finished 18-13, just the third season that Syracuse has finished with fewer than 20 wins under Jim Boeheim. Despite all of that, Orange fans still turned out in a big way this season, edging out Kentucky for the national lead in average...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christopher Fredrick Could Surprise This Fall

With the Syracuse University football class of 2015 having recently arrived on campus over the holiday weekend, it feels like a good time to start looking ahead at players who might get on the field early in their careers. The defensive secondary for the Orange is thin and inexperienced, particularly at the safety position, making […]
Via Otto's Grove
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alterique Gilbert Picks UConn

This won’t come as much of a surprise given the extremely fluid nature of Tyus Battle’s recruitment, but Syracuse University basketball target Alterique Gilbert announced this morning that he’ll play his college ball for Kevin Ollie and UConn. Gilbert was one of a few point guard prospects Syracuse was targeting after Battle initially committed to […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball Profile: Matthew Moyer

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim This week I will feature Class of 2016 Syracuse basketball commit Matthew Moyer. Moyer is a 6’8″ wing forward that will be playing his senior year for South Kent (Conn.) Prep. He had recruiting offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Kansas. Moyer made an unofficial visit to Syracuse, presented an offer, and chose to commit the next day...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Mike Hopkins Official Appointment on Recruiting

Recently, newly appointed Athletic Director Mark Coyle made official what all Orange fans had assumed for years; Mike Hopkins will be Jim Boeheim’s successor. What remains to be seen, and will continue to be a mystery until the day that Jim Boeheim retires, is what exactly this appointment means for Syracuse basketball. Fans will get a glimpse into the Hopkins era this year, when...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could This Be Jim Boeheim’s Last Year At Syracuse?

Now that it is officially official and Mike Hopkins will be the next head coach at SU, maybe Coach Boeheim’s time will come to an end sooner than expected. Of course, Boeheim says he “intends” to retire in 3 years, based on the announcement of the NCAA Sanctions last March. I’ve long held the belief that this would be his final year, and in fact thought he would have retired...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse University Goes Tobacco Free

Starting today, Syracuse University is a tobacco-free campus. The New York university is now part of the 1,543 smoke-free campuses and teamed up with truth...
Via COED
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker Choose to Join the Orange Revolution

The Syracuse University football staff continued its recruiting hot streak, picking up a verbal commitment from linebacker Dymelle Parker on Monday night. The pledge from the 3-star talent from Camden, New Jersey gives Syracuse 11 commitments in the class of 2016, and its second verbal of the day (along with 2017 commit Daewood Davis). Parker […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

’17 Receiver Daewood Davis Commits to Syracuse

Well, this was unexpected…but awesome. Big time wide receiver recruit Daewood Davis, a 6-foot-2 talent from Florida, has committed to the Syracuse University football team. Davis is the first commit of the 2017 recruiting cycle for the Orange, and he’s an outstanding get, to say the least. Obviously, it’s a long way to signing day […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Providence C Paschal Chukwu commits to Syracuse

Syracuse will be dealing with multiple sanctions from the NCAA within the next few seasons, but their reduction of scholarships hasn’t effected the mindset of young players looking to join the ACC squad. Former Providence center Paschal Chukwu shocked Friartown when he decided to transfer out of the program and, on Sunday, he finally found a new home with the Syracuse Orange. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Paschal Chukwu Appears to be Orange

After flirting with programs like Michigan State and Kansas, it appears that 7-foot-2 Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu has decided to join the Syracuse University basketball program, according to a report from NYCHoops.net. The now former Friar averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a freshman at Providence, and will have three years of […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Photo: Rakeem Christmas Is Wearing An Amazing Floral Pattern Jacket At The NBA Draft

The fashion at tonight’s NBA Draft hasn’t been quite as crazy as we’ve seen in years past, but a few players have made some bold outfit choices. D’Angelo Russell is showing off his school spirit with an awesome Buckeye-colored jacket. Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas went with the floral pattern for his suit. Rakeem Christmas, with the sweet jacket. “I like to be different...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Mike Hopkins Will Succeed Jim Boeheim As Head Coach After 2017-18 Season

Update: Syracuse has released a statement about Hopkins’ designation as next head coach. “For more than 25 years, Mike Hopkins has demonstrated the true meaning of Orange pride and loyalty,” says Chancellor Syverud. “He has contributed so much to the success of the Syracuse basketball program. I know Mike is ready to lead the program into the future and carry forward...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wish granted for Wayne Williams of Syracuse

Senior Wayne Williams has been granted his release, according to Syracuse Football’s Twitter account. According to #Syracuse University, Wayne Williams is no longer a member of the football team and has been granted his release. — Syracuse Football (@syrfootball) June 23, 2015 With Williams leaving, Syracuses line is looking pretty weak. They recently loss Eric Crume, Micah...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Syracuse “Throwback Thursday” Photo Features Bespectacled Jim Boeheim Playing For Orange

Syracuse basketball got into the weekly social media tradition of “Throwback Thursday” on Instagram this afternoon. The program posted a black-and-white photo of a Syracuse game from the 1960′s, and one of the Orange players looks very familiar.  The man shooting is Dave Bing, who went on to have a legendary NBA career. The bespectacled young man bracing himself for a possible...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball profile: Tyler Lydon

Syracuse Forward Tyler Lydon This week’s feature is on Syracuse Basketball’s forward Tyler Lydon. Lydon is a 6′ 9″ power forward from Pine Plains, NY. He helped lead Pine Plains High School to the New York state championship game in 2013 before transferring to New Hampton (NH) prep school. The Huskies went to the semi-finals of the New England Prep School Athletic Council...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse offers football scholarship to one-month-old

Syracuse University is taking the pursuit of athletes to a unique level: month-olds, yes, the class of 2032. Actually, Syracuse.com reports that football coach Scott Shafer offered a scholarship to Theo Schein last month. Theo Schein has Orange in his genes as his dad is SU alum and TV/radio sportscaster Adam Schein. Shafer's offer: "It is my pleasure to inform you that we are extending...
Via Fox Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange 2015 Preview and Prediction

Syracuse took a couple of steps backwards in Scott Shafer's second season, as the Orange won just three games. If any bounce back occurs this...
Via Athlon Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Unveils New Turf for 2015 Season

While the hopes of a football-only facility are still just pipe dreams for the Syracuse Orange right now, the university can still make minor upgrades while it patiently awaits a decision. What better upgrade to make than a brand new turf field inside the Carrier Dome? According to College Football Talk, TurfField will be installing the field for the Orange and they claim that the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2015  |  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
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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