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SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tyus Battle Schedules Official Visit to Syracuse

It’s been a while since Syracuse basketball has had something to look forward to. NCAA sanctions, no postseason, players transferring, and Thomas Bryant choosing Indiana have all contributed to the Orange reaching its lowest point in years, but now there’s nowhere to go but up. The climb could begin with Tyus Batte, who has scheduled his official visit to Syracuse. First...
Via Orange Fizz
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Syracuse OL Hickey motivated by draft snub

If you were shocked that Syracuse offensive lineman Sean Hickey did not hear is name called during the NFL draft, you weren’t the only one. In an article published by Syracuse.com, Hickey admitted to being frustrated by the lack of interest by NFL teams during the draft. "It was a tough, tough process waiting and waiting like that," Hickey told Syracuse.com. "I think the toughest...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours 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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kid Mamba Sets Official Visit Date

Syracuse University basketball fans have been waiting “patiently” to hear when Tyus “Kid Mamba” Battle would take his official visit to the school, and now we have our answer: May 22. This is big news for Orange basketball recruiting, as Battle has always been and remains the coaching staff’s top priority in the class of […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Syracuse Sustain its Recruiting Momentum?

Honestly, I’m not sure what many of us expected after Robert Washington committed back on April 25. And frankly, it’s funny to say “back on” since it was just over a week ago that Syracuse University got its biggest football verbal in at least the past 15 years, so it feels a little crazy to […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Syracuse be Targeting a 4-Star Texas LB?

It’s kind of amazing how ripple effects can be felt in the far reaches, isn’t it? Here we are, early in Syracuse University’s 2016 football recruiting cycle, and we’re still looking ahead to the class of 2017 and, in particular, big-time linebacker prospect Loren Mondy. The 4-star Texas native is currently committed to Arizona State, but there […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Makes the Cut for Moe Neal

Ever since the commitment of elite recruit Robert Washington last week, Syracuse University football fans have been waiting for the next domino to fall. Well, that second domino still hasn’t fallen but it might have gotten a little closer to toppling today when Moe Neal named the Orange as one of his top five schools. […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SU Competing For A Lot More Hot Shots With Robert Washington On Board

Syracuse has always offered 4-star commits, but it used to seem like the Orange only did it to get the program’s name out there.The coaching staff really didn’t have a shot at landing the nation’s best. When Robert Washington committed last week SU won against the big boys. The team landed a major talent over the likes of Alabama, Florida and Michigan and they’re not stopping...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colon Could Bolster Syracuse’s Defensive Line

The Syracuse University football staff brought in several good looking prospects as part of the recruiting class of 2015 to shore up the defensive line, and now the Orange are looking to add even more depth to the middle of the line with defensive tackle Christian Colon. Along with being a terrific talent, Colon could […]
Via Otto's Grove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Importance of the NFL Draft to Syracuse

Every year it seems like we are looking at whether the Orange has anything to gain from either the NFL or NBA drafts. Often, there is some good that comes out of the draft for the Orange, whether it is the draft buzz surrounding Ryan Nassib or Tyler Ennis getting picked in the first round of the NBA Draft. But this year’s NFL draft feels different. There is no buzz around Nassib...
Via Orange Fizz
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Gives Scholarship To Donnie Foster

Hard work pays off. Donnie Foster is now an example of that; the center out of IMG Academy who came to the Orange as a preferred walk-on in 2014 will be awarded a scholarship by the university, according to Syracuse.com. Foster didn’t get his scholarship by playing exceptionally on the field in 2014. In fact, he didn’t even play a snap last year. Foster got his college paid...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the 30-Second Shot Clock Help or Hurt the Orange?

Yesterday morning, the NCAA rules committee chair, Rick Byrd, told ESPN that the shot clock in men’s basketball will likely be shortened to 30 seconds, from 35 seconds.  While this is certainly an improvement and is sure to increase the action, it still falls short of its professional counterpart – the 24-second shot clock. Shortening the clock to 30 seconds will have a few...
Via Orange Fizz
7 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
8 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 Syracuse.com, 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
14 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
16 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! pic.twitter.com/n2yAcUtGeg — Chris McCullough (@_CM5) April 2, 2015 McCullough averaged...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2015  |  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
April 02, 2015  |  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
March 31, 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/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
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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