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SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Syracuse G Michael Gbinije helps Nigeria get to Olympics

Syracuse senior guard Michael Gbinije has been a big piece for the Nigerian National Team this month as he has been with the team while they compete for a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team found its way into the big event after they won the Afrobasket championship on Sunday afternoon. According to College Basketball Talk, the Nigerian team defeated Angola 74-65 in the finals...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robert Washington Decommits from Syracuse

Well, this is not exactly the best news we all could have received today. Syracuse University’s top recruit, running back Robert Washington, has decommitted from the Orange and will reopen his recruitment, CuseNation.com has reported. It’s been a strange, dramatic day with this recruitment after Washington tweeted that his account had been hacked, leading him […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Names Team Captains for Upcoming Season

The Orange named its team captains for the football season yesterday, and there are really no surprises on the selections.  The offense and defense are both represented by two players each, and all four players will be relied upon heavily throughout the year. Terrel Hunt The fifth-year starting quarterback is undoubtedly the most important cog in the Orange’s offense.  Coming...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Releases Week One Depth Chart

The Syracuse University football staff released the depth chart for the team’s first game of the year against Rhode Island, and while most of the depth chart looks as we all expected, there are definitely a few noteworthy surprises on the 2-deep. The first thing that jumps out on the offensive side of the ball […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yes Scott Shafer Is On The Hot Seat, But It’s Wrong To Already Write Him Off

Back in March, the Fizz published a post called “Scott Shafer Is Officially On The Hot Seat.” Some readers were frustrated with the statement, but 2015 is clearly a make or break season for Syracuse’s head man. If the Fizz saying Shafer’s job isn’t secure isn’t enough, this week Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated wrote that Shafer is under pressure because of the way last...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to a Successful 2015 Football Season

Well, we’re only a week away from kickoff for the Syracuse University football team. This time next week, we’ll be starting to get ready for game time in the Carrier Dome against the University of Rhode Island in what should be a runaway victory. Of course, we thought the same thing against Villanova last year […]
Via Otto's Grove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Should Syracuse Football Be In A Month?

The upcoming month of September will be a very important one for Syracuse football. How a team stats the season determines the mood going forward for the team, the coaching staff and the fan base. The Orange’s schedule gives it an opportunity to be in a very good spot this time next month, but the question is whether or not the inexperienced defense and unreliable offense can put...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Defense: Young and Ready? The Orange better hope so

There is a lot of turnover on the SU defense this year, which is to be expected when last year’s defense was so experienced. And that means an incredible number of young players starting for this Syracuse squad. While there is some experience up front with John Raymon and currently injured Ron Thompson, the Orange is very inexperienced at linebacker with sophomores Zaire Franklin...
Via Orange Fizz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Orange Football Schedule

Well, we’re just a little over a week away from kickoff between the Syracuse University football team and the University of Rhode Island in the Carrier Dome. Right now it’s the perfect time to be optimistic, while also holding onto at least some realistic expectations for how the season might play out. Last year’s 3-9 […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse F Michael Gbinije throws down sick dunk

The Syracuse basketball team found out that they have an electric player in Michael Gbinije over the weekend. Gbinije was playing for the Nigerian National Team at the FIBA AfroBasket event on Saturday when he made one of the best plays of the entire summer. Bleacher Report shared the amazing video of Gbinije making a great play towards the basket after inbounding the ball. He made...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways From What We Know of the Basketball Schedule

It is the time of year when dates and times of Syracuse basketball games are slowly released. Syracuse had already known about two Big Monday match-ups against Duke and UNC but last week, two more key games were released. Let’s start about the beginning. The Orange will open up the basketball season against Lehigh at the Carrier Dome on November 13th. This is nothing new. Syracuse...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Still Looking Out for the Best Interest of the Student

News came out today about the reason behind Syracuse University commit Moustapha Diagne’s decision to enroll in a junior college, and serves as even more proof that the NCAA is clearly looking out only for the best interest of the student-athlete. After all, how else can you explain the fact that the enormous length of […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse recruit Moustapha Diagne going to 2-year school

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse says forward-center Moustapha Diagne has decided to enroll in a two-year college even though he signed a national letter of intent with Syracuse last November. Syracuse did not give a reason. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diagne, a native of Senegal, was expected to provide some depth in the Orange's frontcourt after averaging 14.7 points and 12 rebounds per...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman F/C Moustapha Diagne won’t enroll at Syracuse

The past few seasons have been very difficult for Syracuse basketball. On Wednesday, Jim Boeheim and the Orangemen received more disappointing news. This time in regards to one of the commitments from their 2015 recruiting class. According to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard, forward/center Moustapha Diagne will not enroll at Syracuse this season and will instead attend...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 4-Star Power Forward Moustapha Diagne Will Not Enroll At Syracuse

Last summer, Jim Boeheim called his 2015 recruiting class the best he’s ever had at Syracuse. According to Syracuse.com’s Mike Waters, one of the top members of that class will not be at Syracuse this fall. There have been rumors around the eligibility status of four-star power forward Moustapha Diagne, and via Waters’ brief report, he will instead be enrolling at a two-year...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse football players pugil fighting at camp

Given how the Syracuse Orange football team has been spending part of its summers at Fort Drum in upstate New York for the past several years, it’s no secret that the players and coaching staff would build a relationship with the local military community; since the town is home to the 10th Mountain Division (light infantry) of the U.S. Army. This relationship with the locals has...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this… Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Syracuse Orange Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is weeks away, and the Syracuse Orange are searching for answers and a way to improve from last season’s 3-9 record. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Syracuse’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse G Michael Gbinije makes Team Nigeria

Syracuse Orange rising senior guard Michael Gbinije has made the Nigerian national team and will play with them in the FIBA African Championship. Gbinije spoke of his decision to Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com, as the winner of the tournament will go on to play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “Playing for the Nigeria national team is not only a unique opportunity, but it...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: 5-Star Guard Tyus Battle Commits To The Orange

Two months ago, five-star guard Tyus Battle announced his commitment to the Michigan Wolverines on Twitter. After a decommitment and a trip to Central New York, Battle is trading his maize and blue for Syracuse Orange. The 6-foot-7 guard, who will likely play point guard for Jim Boeheim’s team, made the announcement on Twitter shortly after ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello...
Via College Spun
July 13, 2015  |  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
July 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 Football Has Unretired No. 44, Worn By Hall Of Famers Jim Brown, Floyd Little, Heisman Winner Ernie Davis

At Syracuse University, it is impossible to avoid the impact of the number 44. It is in the campus zip code and all phone numbers, and hangs from the rafters of the Carrier Dome. The number became famous at SU after being worn by a trio of running backs who made six All-American first teams between them, Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, and Floyd Little. Davis led the 1959 Syracuse team to...
Via College Spun
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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