SYRACUSE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Syracuse Hoping to Beat USF to Land TE Aaron Hackett

After a very slow start to the 2017 recruitment cycle, Dino Babers and Syracuse football are really flushing out the class of 2017, Babers first full class since taking over the top job. The class, headlined by Quarterback Tommy DeVito has fifteen members as of now and could add a sixteenth as early as this weekend. Syracuse is set to battle the University of South Florida both on...
Via Orange Fizz
10 hours ago

The Fizz Talks To 2017 WR Syracuse Commit Russell Thompson-Bishop

Earlier this week, the Fizz’s Nathan Dickinson sat down with newly committed Class of 2017 wide receiver Russell Thompson-Bishop. Thompson-Bishop is listed as the ninth-best prospect in the state of Connecticut on 247Sports.com is a three-star recruit on all the major recruiting sites. He’s listed as and athlete, but Syracuse is recruiting him as a wide receiver which is the...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago

“Of course I’m excited about the Tampa-2,” Keirston Johnson Talks With The Fizz

Linebacker commit Keirston Johnson visited Syracuse last week for the first time. He joined Fizz Radio to discuss the visit, why he committed before heading north and his relationship with Tom Kaufman. Below are some of the highlights from the discussion. On why he chose SU before visiting the campus “I just know there’s a lot of history behind Syracuse after talking to the coaches...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago

Syracuse Lands Highly-Touted 2017 OLB Nadarius Fagan

2017 outside linebacker Nadarius Fagan committed to Syracuse on Sunday, bolstering an already-loaded position group for Dino Babers and the coaching staff. Fagan, who hails from Southridge High in Miami, FL, turned down offers from several high-profile programs, including Alabama, USC, Louisville, Nebraska, and LSU (where he recently spent three days during an extended visit). Fagan’s...
Via Orange Fizz
2 days ago

Could Hoops Be the Key to Landing Jordan Wright?

One of the most heavily recruited prospects in the class of 2017 for Syracuse is defensive end Jordan Wright. He plays a position of need, is a terrific athlete, and boasts offers from the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, Miami, and USC. The Orange definitely have a shot at landing the stud defensive end, but […]
Via Otto's Grove
2 days 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
5 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
13 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
17 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
23 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
23 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
23 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
26 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
27 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
June 29, 2016  |  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

Syracuse’s Richardson, Kansas’ Diallo to stay in NBA Draft

Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson and Kansas forward Cheick Diallo told teams during interviews Friday afternoon at Chicago’s NBA Combine that they have decided to leave the college game behind them and remain in the draft, according to ESPN NBA insider Chad Ford. Both Malachi Richardson & Cheick Diallo told teams in interviews today that they've decided to stay in the draft...
Via College Spun
May 13, 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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