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SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Syracuse Plans to Redshirt AJ Long

Syracuse quarterback A.J. Long will be redshirted for the 2015 season, according to WSYR out of Syracuse. Long, who played in 6 games for the Orange in 2014, took over under center after a season-ending injury to Terrell Hunt. Long threw for 4 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on the season, and ended the year with the most pass attempts of any quarterback on the roster. The move could...
Via Orange Fizz
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

AJ Long Will Redshirt in 2015

Syracuse University sophomore quarterback AJ Long will stay a sophomore for an additional year, as he told CNYCentral.com that he will redshirt the upcoming season after being forced into action a year ago after Terrel Hunt went down with a broken leg. With Hunt back and running with the first team, as well as Austin […]
Via Otto's Grove
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orange Seeds – March 3, 2015

Well, it’s a good thing that absolutely nothing happened in the world of Syracuse University athletics last night, isn’t it? Or, if it did happen, and you’re nursing a hangover from the excessive drinking needed to make yourself forget, it’s a good thing I’m here with a healthy dose of Vitamin C to help get you back […]
Via Otto's Grove
21 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Familiar Names on ESPN’s Newest Football Top 300 for 2016

ESPN.com has released its latest iteration of its football recruiting Top 300 for the class of 2016, and a few names should stick out to Syracuse University fans. The Orange aren’t heavily involved with many players in the Top 300, but there are at least three names that the staff has been connected to in […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dome Sweet Dome: Syracuse Closes at Home against Virginia

For the last time this season, the Syracuse Orange will be taking to their home court inside the friendly confines of the Carrier Dome tonight as the team hosts No. 2-ranked Virginia. It’ll also be the last time Rakeem Christmas suits up in his white Syracuse uniforms, as the All-America candidate looks to celebrate Senior […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Syracuse’s Full Senior Night Uniform Features New Gray Warm-Up Vests, Elaborate Orange Socks

We’ve already seen the new Nike uniforms that Syracuse will be wearing for tonight’s Senior Night game against No. 2 Virginia at the Carrier Dome. The white jerseys and shorts are not the only pieces of attire that the Orange will be breaking out for star center Rakeem Christmas’ final Dome game. Nike has also supplied the team with gray warm-up vests, like the ones that Duke...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Recruiting Update: Thomas Bryant Decision Looming

It’s March, folks. Usually at this time, Orange fans are anxiously awaiting SU’s NCAA tournament seeding, but with no postseason this year, the focus is quickly moving to next year. March also means spring is approaching and that is when Thomas Bryant has said he will make his college decision. The 6’10’’ Rochester, NY product has narrowed his list of schools down to Indiana...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Be-Deviled! Syracuse Gets Blown Out By Duke at Cameron Indoor

Are these games telling us anything about the Orange? SU will obviously not be in the tourney, but would like to show the world it’s better than its record indicates. But in what was by far the least exciting of the two team’s meetings since become ACC rivals, the Blue Devils blew out the Orange 73-54. The game started sloppy for both teams. At the under-12 TV timeout, Duke...
Via Orange Fizz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Signee Dontae Strickland Working On Better Scores to Enroll On Time

Earlier this week the Post Standard had a story about Syracuse running back Dontae Strickland’s living situation in high school. Strickland and his family were forced to live in a hotel for about four years after Dontae’s father could not find work. The rusher is now back in a home with his family, but Strickland has another concern. He is not academically eligible to play...
Via Orange Fizz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it important for Syracuse to still be a “tournament team” despite ban?

It is something that the Syracuse basketball team has been talking about for the last couple of weeks, and really ever since the self-imposed ban was put in place. The Orange wanted to prove that it would be a tournament team even though it would not be allowed to play in the NCAA Tournament. At first it looked like a long road ahead, the Orange had just come off a win against Virginia...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim On Post-Season Ban: “I’d Rather Take The Punishment And Let The Players Go To The Tournament”

Syracuse’s self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban has helped spark a lot of debate about the efficacy of NCAA post-season bans, which almost always wind up punishing players who are not involved in the violations at hand. Many believe the punishment should be levied against coaches and administrators, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, who believes that Jim Boeheim, and not Rakeem Christmas...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Walk-On Carter Sanderson: Uncalled Travel At End Of SU-Pitt Game “A Joke”

The end of Pitt’s 65-61 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome wasn’t without some controversy late. Syracuse fans online are livid over a blatant travel by Pitt guard James Robinson that went uncalled, with just seconds left in the game. Apparently walk-on Carter Sanderson feels the same way. He voice his discontent about the play on Twitter. You can’t be serious, right? A...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Twitter Account Trolls Syracuse With Snow Meme, Picture Of Two 2014 NCAA Basketball Trophies

It is Rivalry Week in college basketball, and for all of the great match-ups this week like Duke-UNC, it is still sad that we don’t get to see games like Kansas-Missouri and Syracuse-UConn, which were lost due to conference realignment. The Huskies and the Orange don’t have any games scheduled, but that doesn’t keep the schools from keeping the hostility up on Twitter.  The...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse rallies to cut Buffalo's Golden Snowball lead to 11 inches

In a week when crafty Syracuse University self-immolated over an NCAA violation, the winter gods gave the 'Cuse a ray of hope in the coveted Golden Snowball pennant race - which will surely replace March Madness in the local zeitgeist.Last week, Buffalo had raised its lead to nearly 14 inches, and the "City of Wings" looked to plow onward to the gold. But Sunday's storm brought Syracuse...

The Off-Court Dimension Of Syracuse’s Postseason Ban: The Mechanics Of Punishment

There are two main angles to explore in the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that Syracuse men’s basketball program will not participate in any postseason event in 2015. In case you missed it, Syracuse self-imposed a postseason ban in response to an ongoing NCAA investigation into the program. Orange fans can rightly say that the NCAA’s constant, lingering presence around...
Via The Student Section
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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