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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
11 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aapri Washington Shines at Charlotte Rivals Combine

While most of the focus of Syracuse University football fans has been on Robert Washington‘s looming decision, his cousin Aapri Washington is already making a name for himself on the national combine circuit as well. The class of 2017 target – who already holds an offer from the Orange – was a standout performer at […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 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
3 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Football Lands Second Commit of ’16

Last week the Syracuse Orange coaching staff broke through with its first commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle in offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge, and today Scott Shafer and his crew have landed their second pledge, this time from New Jersey wide receiver Sadiq Palmer. It was clear early on that the Orange were going to […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Heels and Orange Rekindle Old School Rivalry

Two top-5 teams will meet up for what will likely be the first of two or possibly three matchups this season, as both Syracuse University and the North Carolina Tar Heels have national championship aspirations. While the game itself doesn’t hold major significance – both teams are guaranteed a top 3 slot in the ACC […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jamal Murray be Back in the Picture for Syracuse?

With all eyes on Tyus Battle as the Syracuse University basketball coaching staff moves on from Thomas Bryant and the 2015 recruiting class and on to 2016, news has leaked out that Canadian sensation Jamal Murray is almost certainly remaining in the 2016 class despite rumors of him reclassifying. And with that news comes the […]
Via Otto's Grove
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Does The Orange Deserve More Respect Heading Into Next Season?

Initially, there seemed to be a lot of optimism about next basketball season. A loaded recruiting class was coming in headlined by Malachi Richardson. Chris McCullough was going to be healthy after missing much of the conference season with a torn ACL. And there remained hope that Thomas Bryant would still choose the Orange over the crimson and cream of the Indiana Hoosiers. Well...
Via Orange Fizz
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Doesn’t Think Highly of 2015-2016 Orange Roster

When this year’s basketball team first stepped on the court, nearly everybody knew that the team was going to be far from the product on the court the year before. But, everyone also knew that the 2015-2016 team would be worth the wait. Despite losing BJ Johnson and Ron Patterson to transfers, Chris McCullough to the NBA, and Rakeem Christmas to graduation, Orange fans still have...
Via Orange Fizz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyus Battle’s Dad is Impressed with Boeheim’s Attention on His Son

After the transfer of a pair of players, the defection of Chris McCullough, and the loss of Thomas Bryant to Indiana, the mood surrounding Syracuse basketball had soured. But the race for ’16 PG Tyus Battle should have Orange fans picking up their spirits. Battle’s father Gary tells that he’s been impressed with Jim Boeheim’s involvement in the recruitment. The...
Via Orange Fizz
11 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
16 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
16 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
18 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
25 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
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 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 reports that Gross will remain with the school...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 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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