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Fizz Five: Who’s On SU’s Radar In 2017?

Many of the 2016 Syracuse football signees told the Fizz that having a relationship with Dino Babers and his staff early in the recruiting process was a big reason for their commitments. Michigan defensive back Evan Foster stuck with ‘Cuse despite Iowa making a late push for him for that exact reason. Babers’ staff has offered a whole host of players already in the 2017 class...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devendorf Working to Help Save Flint

Years after his final game for Syracuse and Jim Boeheim, even most casual college basketball fans remember Eric Devendorf. Now, some of those memories may not be fond, since the fiery guard from Bay City, Michigan fell firmly into the category of being a guy you loved as long as he played for your team, […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dino Babers’ Focus on D-Line Will be Put to the Test Early

Yesterday, the news broke that defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey had been dismissed from the Syracuse football team. Both players were previously suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules after failing a drug test. Sheppard and Ealey each played a role on the team this past season as true freshmen. At his National Signing Day Press Conference, Babers deflected...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rex Culpepper Will Be The Star Of Syracuse’s 2016 Class

Despite the fact that he’s 247Sports’s 5th-best prospect of Syracuse’s 2016 class, Rex Culpepper has a lot going against him. For starters, he’s coming off an ACL tear that knocked him out of his entire senior season. And then there’s the fact that the Orange already has its quarterback of the future in Eric Dungey. But at some point Rex Culpepper will get on the field...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse dismisses 2 football players for rules violations

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Sophomore defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey have been dismissed from the Syracuse football program for a violation of team rules. Head coach Dino Babers made the announcement Thursday but declined further comment. Sheppard, a native of the Bronx, had one tackle and one interception in nine games. Ealey, of Coatsville, Pennsylvania, appeared in...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange sign 20 players on signing day

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) With a new coach in Dino Babers and a new, fast-paced offense to be installed, Syracuse signed just one quarterback on Wednesday but added power along both sides of the line among its 20 recruits. Topping the list on offense were athlete Moe Neal, wide receiver Devin Butler, and running back Jo-El Shaw, along with quarterback Rex Culpepper, who missed his senior...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball facing a crucial stretch

It seems like forever ago that Syracuse Basketball has faced allegations regarding the ever infamous Fab Melo. This year Syracuse is finally eligible to make the tournament. Needless to say, they’re getting it done in nail-biter fashion that has increased interest all throughout the year. Having a .500 winning percentage in the Atlantic Coast Conference is making it even more...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

National Signing Day ’16: The Roundup

Today’s National Signing Day – were you aware? I mean, it’s not like anyone’s been talking about it lately, right? In any event, the Syracuse football family has grown by 20 players today, and while there could be a surprise later if DeVaughn Cooper shocks the world and flips to the Orange, it looks like […]
Via Otto's Grove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange Defeat Virginia Tech to Win Third Straight Game

After hitting a rough patch earlier in the season, the Syracuse Orange have bounced back with the return of their head coach, Jim Boeheim. During Boeheim’s suspension for NCAA infractions, assistant coach Mike Hopkins, went 4-5 over his nine games. All hopes of making the NCAA tournament seemed to be out the window during that span of games, but the season seemed to turn around...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways From Syracuse’s Sloppy Overtime Win

Syracuse barely got by Virginia Tech Tuesday, 68-60 in overtime. There was plenty to talk about, but here are the biggest takeaways from the win. Syracuse Can Win Without Shooting Well At the beginning of the year Jim Boehim told us Syracuse wouldn’t be able to beat anyone if it couldn’t hit its shots. Today, that was proven wrong. The Orange shot 38.5 percent from the field...
Via Orange Fizz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Syracuse Basketball Unveils New Home Alternate Uniforms

After a rocky start to ACC play, the Syracuse Orange are on a roll, winning five of their last six games. Tonight, they host Virginia Tech in their third home game in the last seven days, and with just under two hours until tip, they dropped a bit of a surprise on Twitter: new alternate home uniforms. We are debuting these alternate home uniforms tonight vs. Virginia Tech #CuseMode...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For Once, Orange Has the Size Edge with Hokies

It hasn’t been said often this year that the Syracuse basketball team will actually have an edge when it comes to size on the interior, but that’s the case when the Orange host Virginia Tech on Tuesday night. The Hokies don’t have a lot of size in general, but they’ve taken a serious hit with […]
Via Otto's Grove
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Among Finalists for Four-Star Recruit

Tomorrow, the first day of February, is a huge day for Orange recruiting.  It’s all aboard the hype train, as Syracuse can get one of its best recruits of the last decade.  Offensive lineman Stewart Reese is planning on announcing his college decision on Monday, according to Scout. Reese is rated both three stars and four stars by various outlets around the country and visited...
Via Orange Fizz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orange Hoping to Shore Up Defensive End

This is a big weekend for the Syracuse University football staff as they look to hang onto one defensive end prospect while potentially adding another. National Signing Day is only a few days away, and right now there’s a legitimate fear that coveted commit Jaquwan Nelson could choose to flip to Georgia when he takes […]
Via Otto's Grove
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Looking to Cap Class with Stewart Reese

The Syracuse University football program has quickly filled its 2016 recruiting class, with 21 commits heading into the final days before National Signing Day on February 3. With so few spots left, the Orange are beginning to get more selective, and one of the final spots is being reserved for 4-star offensive lineman Stewart Reese. […]
Via Otto's Grove
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Fans Raise Money To Support Orange Legend Pearl Washington As He Battles Brain Tumor

In three years at Syracuse, dynamic point guard Pearl Washington helped put Jim Boeheim’s basketball program, and the Big East basketball conference, on the map. Washington, now 52-years old, is battling a malignant brain tumor, and his health has reportedly taken a turn for the worse. In order to help Washington with his medical costs, which will include 24-hour care, Syracuse...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football Commit Calls Out ACC Powers Florida State, Clemson

Three years ago, the Syracuse Orange left the cold of the Big East for greener (money wise) pastures as a member of the ACC. In football, the Orange have had a record of 14-23 over the past three seasons, going just 7-17 against conference foes. Hopes aren’t very high for things to dramatically turn around in western New York this upcoming season, but that isn’t stopping one...
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse commit calls out Clemson, Florida State

Evan Foster, a three-star defensive back in the 2016 class, committed to Syracuse this morning.  Then, he sent a message to the ACC’s top dogs.  The Orange are “coming for Clemson and Florida State.”   Coming for Clemson and Florida state  — Evan Foster (@Flash_fos7) January 24, 2016 We’ll see about that.
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this a bite mark on Duke guard Matt Jones’ hand?

Duke guard Matt Jones has an abrasion on his left hand that he said happened in the final seconds of the team’s 64-62 loss to Syracuse on Monday. And he claims the abrasion is a bite mark. Matt Jones's hand. Said it happened on last play of the game (bite mark?) showed ref to no avail — Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) January 19, 2016 The Sporting...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Coach K snub Syracuse players after controversial finish?

Syracuse pulled off a huge win tonight, knocking off No. 20 Duke 64-62 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The loss was the third in a row for the Blue Devils, the first time that’s happened since the 2006-07 season. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was frustrated with his team’s play during the game and with the lack of a foul call during a scramble on the Blue Devils’ final possession...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Syracuse's Tyler Roberson finishes alley-oop emphatically

Check out this alley-oop by Syracuse as Tyler Roberson throws it down…. Our jaws just dropped This alley-oop is #SCtop10 bound. — ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 19, 2016
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim binge-watched Guy Fieri during suspension

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim is set to return from a nine-game suspension that locked him off from his program for a little more than a month. That left a lot of time for a career basketball coach to kill while avoiding going crazy. So what did Boeheim do during his forced hiatus mandated by the NCAA? According to Sports Illustrated, Boeheim went on a binge-watching spree that...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim's suspension upheld, starts immediately

Be careful what you wish for, Jim Boeheim. The Syracuse basketball coach originally received a nine-game ban from the NCAA this season for his role in infractions that occurred over the previous decade as a part of larger sanctions. Some of those sanctions were successfully appealed recently, but Boeheim was still awaiting word on whether or not he’d have to serve all nine games...
Via The Comeback
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Orange are back

As of Nov. 30, the Syracuse Orange are ranked for the first time since the 2013-14 season. Following a historic run two years ago, where the Orange rattled off 25 straight wins and were ranked No. 1 overall, they have left fans disappointed. An early March Madness exit and not securing a berth due to NCAA sanctions (they wouldn’t have made it anyway) during the following season...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse basketball gets one scholarship per year back

In March, the NCAA hit the Syracuse basketball program and head coach Jim Boeheim with an extremely harsh set of penalties after a string of violations going back as far as a decade. Syracuse and Boeheim filed separate appeals in an attempt to reduce some of the penalties, which rank among the most harsh ever doled out by the organization, and today the NCAA ruled on the school...
Via College Spun
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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