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Brace for Impact: the Robert Washington Decision

Well, I think it’s safe to say we’ve reached critical mass when it comes to the recruitment of Robert Washington. And I don’t know about you folks, but I’m pretty relieved that tomorrow is decision day, because even as someone with no real connections to the recruitment other than being a lifelong Syracuse Orange fan […]
Via Otto's Grove
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Johnson ‘Medically Disqualified’

As a football player, it’s the worst news you can hear. Syracuse defensive lineman Isaiah Johnson has been ruled medically disqualified from further play at the university due to concussions, reported yesterday. A release by SU Athletics said: “Dr. James Tucker reviewed Johnson’s concussion history and has medically disqualified Johnson from further physical participation...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Malachi Richardson Talks Syracuse at Jordan Classic

Malachi Richardson has been making the rounds on the All-Star scene in both the McDonald’s and Jordan Classic games, and recently the folks over at Sporting News caught up to the 6-foot-6 shooting guard who will be heading to Syracuse as Jim Boeheim’s highest rated recruit in the class of 2015. Among the topics he […]
Via Otto's Grove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Concussions force Syracuse’s Isaiah Johnson to end career

The career of Syracuse Orange junior defensive lineman Isaiah Johnson has come to an end. According a report from, Johnson has been medically disqualified because of his concussion history. The university announced the news regarding Johnson in a statement on Tuesday. “Syracuse Athletics team physician Dr. James Tucker reviewed Johnson’s concussion history and has...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ultimate COED playVS Party Recap

Syracuse University is the #1 party school in the nation, which is why we chose them to host our Ultimate COED rager last Thursday. The open bar party was the culmination of a Syracuse fraternity competition run by our favorite rivalry-based mobile gaming app, playVS and went down at DJ’s On The Hill, where DJ Key-YO! kept the party alive all night. The bartenders dished out...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim Keeping his Point Guard Options Open

We’re still early in the 2016 basketball recruiting cycle, but we’ve also known for a very long time that the absolute priority target for Syracuse University and head coach Jim Boeheim has been Tyus Battle. But with Kid Mamba’s recruitment starting to drag out a little bit longer than many may have expected, it appears […]
Via Otto's Grove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Make Final Five for Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown has been one of the Syracuse University football coaching staff’s top targets early in the 2016 recruiting cycle, and this morning the 6-foot-2 single caller from the Garden State released his top five. Fortunately for Orange fans, Syracuse made the cut. Brown – who trains under former Syracuse quarterback turned QB coach Madei […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Donald Pollitt Going For the Gold

Not many collegiate athletes consider themselves good enough to go for the gold after their careers come to a close. Syracuse University’s Track and Field Senior Donald Pollitt is one of the few who does, however, and this has become evident in his decision to try out for the 2016 Olympics. With an overall best of 13.52 in the 110M hurdles, 7.75 in the 60M hurdles, and a 21.14...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tired of the Negativity? Look No Further than Tyler Lydon

It seems like the last two months of Syracuse basketball have been filled with just bad news, missed opportunities, and NCAA intervention. With recruiting looking bleak after Thomas Bryant was apparently ignored by the SU coaching staff, it’s easy to take for granted what the Orange has coming in. Look no further than Tyler Lydon, an underappreciated power forward who plays a very...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Morrissette: Syracuse Basketball Didn’t Want Thomas Bryant After Release of Sanctions

Last June Jim Boeheim said that Syracuse’s 2015 class was “getting another” commit. That player was presumed to be New York center Thomas Bryant who two weeks ago committed to Indiana. Earlier this week the Post Standard published a story saying that Bryant did not come to Syracuse because he saw SU as a program in chaos. Clearly losing scholarships and players transferring...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Newman Latest QB Target for Syracuse

While the Syracuse University football staff long ago identified New Jersey prospect Anthony Brown as its top quarterback on the board for 2016, that doesn’t mean the Orange have stopped looking at talented signal callers. Earlier this week, they extended an offer to another QB in Jamie Newman, and it looks like the North Carolina […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse AD Search: What’s the Process?

It has been more than a month since Syracuse announced Daryl Gross was resigning as Athletic Director. But we haven’t heard much since then regarding the University’s search for his successor. Earlier this week, I spoke to Syracuse University’s VP of Public Affairs Kevin Quinn regarding the search. First, it is important to know who is on the search committee for the new AD...
Via Orange Fizz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

#2 Syracuse Comes up Short on the Road to #4 North Carolina

North Carolina’s Michael Tagliaferri (21) moves upfield ahead of Syracuse’s Ben Williams, on ground, Saturday at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Mandatory Credit: Ted Richardson / On Saturday, #4 North Carolina Tar Heels (10-1) defeated #2 Syracuse Orange (8-2), 17-15. The loss puts Syracuse (2-2) in the ACC conference and marks their second road loss of the...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris McCullough Thanks Syracuse, Fans In Emotional Tweet

News broke this morning that Syracuse freshman big man Chris McCullough was headed to the NBA after missing much of this season with an ACL injury. McCullough released a very classy statement this afternoon via Twitter thanking Syracuse, head coach Jim Boeheim and the Orange fan base.  Thanks! — Chris McCullough (@_CM5) April 2, 2015 McCullough averaged...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Syracuse’s Chris McCullough Will Enter The NBA Draft

The 2014-15 season was a forgettable one for Syracuse basketball, as the Orange finished 18-13 and were banned from postseason play due to NCAA sanctions. Legendary gead coach Jim Boeheim also announced he’ll be relinquishing the reins of the program in three seasons.  Now, one of ‘Cuse’s projected top returners for next year is heading for the NBA Draft. Freshman forward...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver Luck Allegedly Told WVU Fans That He Joined The NCAA To “F*** Over Jim Boeheim”

Former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, who is now an NCAA executive, is embroiled in a rather unsettling controversy this week. According to Twitter user @StocktonShorts, Luck, in a Columbus bar ahead of the Mountaineers’ contest against Maryland last Sunday, made disparaging remarks about Syracuse and its men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim. The story, which the...
Via College Spun
24 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
March 24, 2015  |  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
March 23, 2015  |  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
March 19, 2015  |  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...
March 19, 2015  |  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/ 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
March 16, 2015  |  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
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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