SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Eric Coley: Syracuse Football To Undergo A ‘Culture Change’

Last week Syracuse defensive back commit Eric Coley joined Fizz Radio. He spoke about his preferred position, the Tampa-2 defense and his move from Michigan to Central New York. Below are some of the highlights from the discussion. On playing offense vs. defense in college: “I want to be on the defensive side of the ball, whether it’s at cornerback or safety, that’s where I...
Via Orange Fizz
16 hours ago

ESPN Says The Carrier Dome Is ACC Basketball’s Fifth-Toughest Place To Play

It’s December in Syracuse. It’s cold, it’s wet, and anyone with a decent amount of common sense would be warming up to the fire right now. But you don’t have common sense; not on game day, at least. You’ve ruined your new snow boots on your way to the place any basketball fan within the city limits wants to be: a Syracuse basketball game at the Carrier Dome. You and 30...
Via Orange Fizz
17 hours ago

Orange Land Big-Time LB Nadarius Fagan

The Orange picked up a huge commitment on Sunday, as outside linebacker Nadarius Fagan picked Syracuse over the likes of LSU, USC, and Alabama.  More to come later, since I’m writing this on my phone. But let’s be honest – this is news too huge for the class of 2017 to not put something out about. Fagan […]
Via Otto's Grove
1 day ago

Syracuse Adds More Speed to 2017 Class with ATH Russell Thompson-Bishop

Bloomfield (Conn.) High athlete Russell Thompson-Bishop tweeted Thursday that he has committed to Syracuse, making him the 14th player in the Orange’s 2017 class. While Thompson-Bishop is listed as simply an “athlete,” he figures to spend the vast majority of his time on the field at wide receiver. He earned the “athlete” designation after playing quarterback during his...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago

WATCH: Dino Babers Tells Awesome Coaching Story, Says Syracuse Can Shock ACC

Dino Babers told ACCDN host Jeff Fischel an awesome story at 2016 ACC kickoff about his first head coaching job and claims how Syracuse can shock the ACC. Babers also explains why "Orange is the New Fast" and that Cuse will be racing up and down ACC fields this season!
Via ACC Digital Network
3 days ago

Syracuse Fans are Surprisingly Realistic

Yesterday, I put out a poll on Twitter asking Syracuse fans how many wins they see the Orange football team getting this year. The choices were 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10+ and the results…well, the results show that Syracuse fans are surprisingly realistic…with a hint of cautious optimism. How many wins will SU football get […]
Via Otto's Grove
4 days ago

Syracuse Alumni Team In ‘The Basketball Tournament’ Honoring Pearl Washington On Back Of Jerseys

This past April, Syracuse legend Pearl Washington, one of the greatest players in program history, passed away at the age of 52 after battling a brain tumor. Tonight, a number of players affiliated with Syracuse will wear jerseys with his number, 31, printed on the back. Boeheim’s Army, a team in this year’s The Basketball Tournament – an event you can read more about here...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse introduces new AD John Wildhack

Thirty-six years after he graduated from Syracuse University, John Wildhack has returned to his alma mater as its new athletic director. Wildhack was introduced Tuesday to a nearly full auditorium in the university's football wing by Chancellor Kent Syverud, who chaired a search committee that included new football coach Dino Babers. A Buffalo native, Wildhack ends a 36-year tenure...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse schedules 2017 home game against MTSU

The Syracuse Orange look to start improving vastly over the next few years with Dino Babers firmly in place as their new head coach. They can start the improvements by scheduling out some teams they should be able to beat and they did just that with a 2017 home match-up against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. The Orange announced on Friday that they will host the Blue Raiders...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse hiring Wildhack as athletic director could be huge for Orange and ACC

Syracuse University shocked college athletics when the school announced the hiring of ESPN executive vice president for programming and production John Wildhack would be the school’s next athletic director on Wednesday (July 6). The move came fifty-seven days after the previous AD, Mark Coyle, suddenly left SU for the same job at the University of Minnesota. While the move...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse names ESPN executive as athletic director

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University has chosen a longtime ESPN producer and executive to be its new athletic director. The school announced Wednesday that it hired John Wildhack. He is a Buffalo native and 1980 graduate of the university's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Wildhack joined the cable sports network soon after graduating. He has been executive vice...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN exec John Wildhack to leave to become Syracuse AD

After filling a number of roles with the Worldwide Leader starting from 1980 through the present as a production assistant to producer to programming executive to an executive avice president, John Wildhack is leaving ESPN to become the Athletic Director of his alma mater, Syracuse University. Wildhack was the producer of ESPN’s first live NFL game in 1987 and its first live...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse names ESPN VP John Wildhack new director of athletics

The Syracuse Orange have been looking for a new director of athletics over the last few months and it looks like they have finally found their next leader. The school reported they had hired ESPN Executive Vice President and Syracuse alum John Wildhack to take over the position. Wildhack graduated from Syracuse in 1980 and immediately began working at ESPN. He has been with the company...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Tabs John Wildhack as New AD

There was a strong feeling among the Syracuse University faithful that, based on the acrimonious breakup with former athletics director Mark Coyle, his successor should be someone from within the family. Well, that message seems to have been taken to heart, as the University today named 1980 graduate John Wildhack as the new AD for […]
Via Otto's Grove
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio LB Kadeem Trotter Picks Syracuse

The Syracuse football staff picked up another talented defensive prospect on Sunday as outside linebacker Kadeem Trotter pledged to the Orange after competing at the team’s camp recently. Trotter is a long, rangy athlete who could potentially play safety at the college level. He’s also the second linebacker to commit to the Orange in as […]
Via Otto's Grove
22 days ago  |  Discuss

DB Ifeatu Melifonwu Verbals to Syracuse

Syracuse picked up yet another commitment today as Grafton, Massachusetts defensive back Ifeatu Melifonwu pledged to the Orange, making him the latest in a nice string of commits over the course of the past week or so for Dino Babers and his staff. The Orange coaching staff is on about as good a roll as can be after a […]
Via Otto's Grove
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Syracuse Football’s Biggest Need: Defensive Backs

Recruiting is such a difficult topic to cover because there are so many moving parts, often words mean little and everything is always changing. Something that often gets lost when one is caught up in the latest commits to their given team is what their team actually needs. When talking about Syracuse, things get even more dicey because the holes that Syracuse has are so glaring...
Via Orange Fizz
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Lands Three Star Receiver Joshua Palmer

If Orange is the new fast, then Syracuse is certainly living up to that motto. SU took a huge stride in the speed department after landing Class of 2017 wide receiver Joshua Palmer. The St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL) product was clocked at an eye-opening 4.44 40-yard dash, and that’s only good for second amongst Orange recruits for 2017 with Nykeim Johnson...
Via Orange Fizz
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse transfer Gabe Sherrod found out fate on Twitter

The Syracuse Orange were set to add a big FCS transfer in the former of Delaware State defensive end Gabe Sherrod this year. However, it was announced on Saturday that the team was going in a different direction. That news seemed to shock the graduate transfer. Sherrod did an interview with Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey after the news broke and he revealed that the news came to...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Syracuse and UConn to renew rivalry with game at MSG

Conference realignment has cost college sports fans a number of great rivalries, but one of the most heated games from the previous iteration of the Big East is back on. According to the Hartford Courant, Syracuse and UConn will face off at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 5. UConn and Syracuse will renew its men’s basketball rivalry with a game at Madison...
Via College Spun
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim gets emotional over death of Pearl Washington

Jim Boeheim is known for his arrogance and tough-guy attitude, but we saw a much different side of the longtime Syracuse coach on Wednesday when he was discussing the passing of one of his former players. Dwayne “Pearl” Washington died this week after being diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. He was 52. Boeheim fought back tears as he was telling reporters what Washington...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Dino Babers denies telling Syracuse players not to wear team clothing after stabbings

The life of a Syracuse Orange football player is one that has been turned upside down thanks to the actions of a former teammate and his associates. On Saturday, two Syracuse players were stabbed by a former football player Naesean Howard. Both Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield are current defensive backs, the same position that Howard played while with the team. Luckily both...
Via The Comeback
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Pearl Washington was the most important Syracuse player ever

Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne “Pearl” Washington finally succumbed in his battle with a brain tumor after fighting for almost a year. It was an eventuality that was expected, but that doesn’t make it any less sad. The face of the Syracuse Orange basketball program from 1983 to 1986, Washington’s actual stats don’t grace the upper echelons on the school record books...
Via The Comeback
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Witnesses says stabbing of Syracuse players 'came out of nowhere'

Two Syracuse football players were reportedly stabbed “out of nowhere” by a former player at a cookout on campus, according to Syracuse.com. Syracuse.com obtained a police report, which alleges former Orange defensive back Naesean Howard stabbed fellow defensive backs Corey Winfield and Chauncey Scissum, multiple times at the campus event. “According to a criminal complaint...
Via The Comeback
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Two Syracuse players allegedly stabbed by former player

Two Syracuse football players were stabbed over the weekend, and a former member of the team has been charged with the crime. According to Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com, defensive backs Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield were allegedly stabbed by former Orange DB Naesean Howard. A hospital spokesperson said Scissum is in stable condition, while Winfield’s condition is unknown...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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