SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Syracuse Cannot Recruit Against the ACC Blue Bloods, and That’s Okay

Another big name in the college basketball recruiting game made his decision Thursday night and to nobody’s surprise, Duke added another five-star commit to their ranks. Marvin Bagley III, a five-star forward out of Arizona and the consensus number one high schooler in the country, took to ESPN to announce that he will play his college ball at Duke and that he is taking steps to...
Via Orange Fizz
23 hours ago

Stock Watch: Where Do Syracuse Basketball’s Class of 2018 Prospects Stack Up In Latest Rankings?

This past week, Scout.com released its updated Class of 2018 basketball recruit rankings. The Orange already has one hard commit in the class, but SU has many more targets it is trying to woo to Central New York. Here’s how Syracuse’s commits and targets stacked up in the latest rankings. Darius Bazely #13 ↑ 30 Bazely made the biggest strides of any player in the top 50 by...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago

WATCH: Women's Soccer Kicks Off Preseason

Syracuse women's soccer seniors Eva Gordon, Alana O'Neill and Courtney Brosnan discuss the Orange's beginning of preseason camp.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Carey sets his official Syracuse visit, among others

Syracuse basketball can get a commitment from a recruit at any time, and at some points it can seem to come out of thin air (see Marek Dolezaj). It can consistently drive SU fans crazy, but every year there are a few target prospects to give the Orange faithful some sort of stability in following the Boeheim recruiting trail. In 2018, one of those key targets is Jalen Carey, and...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago

WATCH: Macky & Cam MacPherson Remember Coach Mac

Syracuse football alumni and grandsons of legendary coach Dick MacPherson reflect on what he meant to them and the Orange community with Brian Higgins.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: #CuseCamp17 | Ishmael & Philips lead WR unit

Syracuse senior wide receivers Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips lead a talented position group for the Orange, taking the reigns after Amba Etta-Tawo's breakout 2016 campaign.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Many Games Will Syracuse Win in 2017?

Year two under head coach Dino Babers has begun, with fall camp more than a week old for the Syracuse Orange. With a full year in the offensive and defensive systems, common sense would indicate that, combined with a solid amount of returning talent, the Orange are poised for a leap this year. However, just […]
Via Otto's Grove
7 days ago

Syracuse Makes Jalen Carey’s Top 6

Syracuse basketball got one step closer to landing prized point guard recruit Jalen Carey on Sunday night, as the dynamic New Jersey native put out his top six, with the Orange firmly in the mix. Final 6⭐️ pic.twitter.com/aUI8t5GLXv — Jalen carey (@yungswae5) August 7, 2017 Carey, the 6-foot-3 playmaker who may also be one of […]
Via Otto's Grove
9 days ago

WATCH: #CuseCamp17 | Dino Babers after Practice No. 7

Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers' press conference following the Orange's seventh practice of training camp.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaction to Boeheim’s Army’s run to the semifinals of the TBT

During the summer it is usually a very uneventful period for college basketball fans. The introduction of The Basketball Tournament a few years back changed this. The Basketball Tournament is a nationwide tournament, filled with teams of college basketball stars, who are not currently on an NBA roster. Teams play for a $2 million prize, giving players incentive, and making games...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Land Commitment from Hassan Hall

After going a little over a month without a pledge, the Orange landed a commitment today from 3-star running back Hassan Hall. Hall, an Atlanta native, picked Syracuse over Georgia Tech and Louisville. BREAKING: Atlanta (GA) Maynard Jackson RB Hassan Hall has verbally committed to #Syracuse https://t.co/EZ5GZFWywQ pic.twitter.com/puluIYNmJS — CuseNation.com (@SyracuseOnScout) August...
Via Otto's Grove
10 days ago

Syracuse Football Receives Votes In Preseason Coaches Poll

Less than a month separates Syracuse football from its opener against Central Connecticut State on September 1, but the Orange hype train is already moving full steam ahead. Today, the USA Today released its Preseason Coaches Poll and SU received some traction. The Orange received three points in the initial rankings, giving it more than returning bowl teams like Army, Colorado State...
Via Orange Fizz
13 days ago

Syracuse Basketball Game Changer: 2018 Power Forward Narrows List

The Syracuse Basketball jigsaw puzzle is beginning to take shape as pieces to the Orange 2018 recruiting class fall into place. And soon, one recruit might bring the whole picture into focus. Four-star power forward Dimon Carrigan has narrowed his school list down to eight options. Among them, Syracuse is still in the race. While there is no set date for the 6-foot-9-inch, 215-pound...
Via Orange Fizz
13 days ago

Orange Honing In on Carrigan and Roberts

While this year’s basketball recruiting class may wind up being on the smaller side, it’s become pretty clear that the Orange are looking to add an athlete in the middle. Recently, two high-upside players have listed Syracuse among their final schools, with Nate Roberts placing the Orange in his top five and Dimon Carrigan naming […]
Via Otto's Grove
14 days ago

WATCH: #CuseCamp17 Day 2 | Ervin Philips

Syracuse senior wide receiver Ervin Philips after the Orange's second practice of training camp.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Syracuse LB Zaire Franklin's Rapid Fire Q & A Segment - Z60

When Syracuse linebacker Zaire Franklin isn't tracking down opposing ball-carriers, he's entertaining his teammates in a rapid-fire question and answer segment called "Z60". This time, the tables have turned. Wes Bryant of the ACC Digital Network asks the questions and the quick-witted Orange defender delivers the answers.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 days ago

3 reasons why the Syracuse Orange are going to be better than you think

There isn’t much noise regarding the Syracuse Orange for a reason: they’re losing a lot of talent. Three major players in Tyler Lydon, John Gillon, and Andrew White III will no longer be on the floor of the Carrier Dome come the winter time, a deficit that will be hard to make up for the Orange. Despite the loss of these three key players, Syracuse still has a roster that can...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Dungey: Taking Orange To Next Level

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey returns to lead the Orange offense in 2017. The fearless field-general is looking to take the next step and "graduate" to the mastery stage head coach Dino Babers has set before him. Dungey is 3rd among active ACC quarterbacks in passing yards, total offense and touchdown passes. Find out how Eric Dungey plans to take 'Cuse to the "next level" this season.
Via ACC Digital Network
26 days ago

Syracuse Orange: The impact of Darius Bazley’s commitment

What a week it was for the Syracuse Orange as they made national headlines with a top recruit deciding to take his talents up north to the Carrier Dome. Four-Star recruit Darius Bazley was previously committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes, but a desire to play on a bigger stage steered him towards the Orange. Bazley was looking at schools such as Florida, Georgetown, and Louisville...
Via isportsweb.com
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim rips ‘idiot’ Tom Crean over draft criticism

Jim Boeheim on Thursday ripped former Indiana coach Tom Crean for his draft-night criticism of one of Boeheim’s former Syracuse players.Orange forward Tyler Lydon was taken in the first round by the Denver Nuggets, No. 24 overall last week. Crean, who was fired by Indiana, served as a draft analyst on The Vertical’s draft night show. He didn’t think much of the Lydon pick.“I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Best fits for Syracuse Orange Basketball’s Tyler Lydon in the NBA draft

Tyler Lydon was a key part of Syracuse basketball’s success the past two years. Lydon announced after the his sophomore season that he was declaring for the NBA draft. Lydon is likely to be picked in the 20-30 range of the draft, and can immediately be placed on a contender. Lydon could be the player that pushes a team to the next level. Here are a few fits for him. Oklahoma City...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: What has happened to Syracuse’s recruiting capabilities

This is different…too different. The different outcomes of Syracuse Basketball’s recruiting process has caused some concern around the Carrier Dome. Syracuse University is known for their historic basketball program which has brought in countless names that have gone on to be successful at the professional level. However, the recent decisions made by the Syracuse Orange’s recruiting...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim has gone from Syracuse’s coach emeritus to coach ad infinitum

Retirement can be a lonely existence. The “golden years” seems like a polite euphemism at best and a backhanded compliment at worst. You used to be somebody. Now, you’re an aging, unemployed has-been, waiting to die. The last major celebration with your name attached to it involves you lying in a wooden box, waiting to be put six feet under. When you spend most of your life...
Via The Comeback
May 10, 2017  |  Discuss

John Wildhack and Jim Miller discuss if ESPN will actually launch ACC Network on TV

Last summer saw the long-awaited news that ESPN would actually launch an ACC Network, first as a streaming-only product but with a TV network by 2019. However, with the recent rounds of ESPN cuts and other belt-tightening, there’s skepticism out there about if the TV network will actually come to pass. Both sides of the issue are illustrated in this Syracuse.com piece from Brent...
Via Awful Announcing
May 02, 2017  |  Discuss
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