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Syracuse’s Recruiting Class Gets Huge Bumps in Ratings

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via syracuse.com As pointed out by some very astute Fizz readers and commenters, the Syracuse recruiting class of 2015 was not turning any heads until recently.  Rivals and Scout have increased a few of their rankings for the Syracuse class, and the group looks greatly improved from a short while ago. As a disclaimer, the...
Via Orange Fizz
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fizz Five: Top Reasons for Football Recruits to Wear Syracuse Orange

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football via Syracuse Media news With National Signing Day inching closer and closer, a select group of talented football players will soon make their way to Syracuse to continue to help the program build. Syracuse is no national powerhouse. It doesn’t go undefeated. It has strong talent at some positions, and is weaker at others...
Via Orange Fizz
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fizzmas Wish List: Top Football Recruits on Syracuse’s Radar before NSD

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Fansided There’s less than a week ’til Old Saint Nick pushes his way down the chimneys, but more importantly, there are less than 50 days to National Signing Day 2014. Syracuse takes on Minnesota next Friday in the Texas Bowl, and right when the game concludes, it’s back to the drawing board for Shafer and...
Via Orange Fizz
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse's Real Test Wasn't Clemson, It's NC State

Fans always look for a staple victory they can refer back on to say, "That was it. That was the turning point in our program's history." Last Saturday, Syracuse Orange fans were hoping their team would achieve that sort of victory or at least come hearwrenchingly close to achieving it -- can we assume that's why more than 49,000 fans showed up to watch SU host the...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse WR Adrian Flemming To Miss Remainder Of Season

Syracuse football's inexperienced receiving core took a big hit Friday, as the Orange's athletic department announced wide receiver Adrian Flemming will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a lower-body injury, which will require surgery. Flemming, who last year was hampered by an ankle injury that forced him to miss a significant amount of time, was one of Syracuse...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Group of Receivers: Who Will Step Up As Syracuse’s Offensive Targets?

The foundation of the Syracuse passing attack that was so potent last year has all moved on. With Ryan Nassib with the Giants, Alec Lemon hanging on with the Texans, and Marcus Sales recently cut by the Atlanta Falcons, the Orange is looking at options for Drew Allen, Terrell Hunt or maybe even both to throw to. Last season the trio of Nassib, Lemon and Sales combined for over...
Via Orange Fizz
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Position Battle Preview: Wide Receiver

As Syracuse approaches the start of fall camp, the wide receiver position is one of intrigue. The loss of Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales leave glaring holes, but Jarrod West is poised for a breakout season. But who else will step-up to give the Orange solid production? We break it all down inside.
Via syracuse.scout.com
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Height Advantage: Syracuse After 6’6″ Jamal Custis, Developing Big WR Crew

Wideout Jamal Custis from Philadelphia has Syracuse on his radar, and he could one day give Orange quarterbacks a terrific security blanket. Custis is 6’6″ with a huge wingspan, and is known for his ability to go up and get it. High passes are a part of the game. Not every throw will be right on target. There’s always a few that sail just a little too high. Follow The Fizz...
Via Orange Fizz
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

CFB: Top 9 Offensive Breakout Players

Every year players take full advantage of larger roles and their stat line certainly shows it.  Whether these guys were on the cusp of breaking out or were relatively unknown, their names will be known nationwide for all the right reasons. 9. WR Kasen Williams (Washington, Junior) He somewhat broke out as a sophomore with 77 receptions for 878 yards and six touchdowns, but this...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Falls to Duke 16-10 in Lax Title Game: Orange Nation’s Words

Dick Blume/ Syracuse.com One of the most amazing streaks in college athletics is still in tact. Since 1979, every Syracuse senior who played all four years at SU has been to a lacrosse Final Four. Simply remarkable. But the national championship was a bridge too far, as the Orange lose 16-10 to Duke. The faceoff circle was where this game was won and lost. SU couldn’t grab 21-of...
Via Orange Fizz
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Set of Hands: Syracuse Gets Commitment From WR Sean Avant

247 Sports Syracuse picks up another late commitment for the Class of ’13 as WR Sean Avant chooses the Orange over the weekend. Multiple reports say the Miramar, FL native selected SU over offers from Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. Avant hails from the same hometown as Keon Lyn, and joins Corey Cooper and Corey Winfield as the incoming wide receiving corps. The scouting...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Four: A Quartet of Syracuse Players Talk the Summer’s Biggest Storylines

Although there won’t be another SU football game inside the Carrier Dome for another five months, the Spring Game provided Orange Nation a final glimpse into what to expect this fall. Terrel Hunt shined in his debut, Prince-Tyson Gulley erased his signature dreadlocks, and Scott Shafer enjoyed every moment with the Syracuse fans. We take the Fizz Fam under the Fizz Microscope...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

“The Mailman” McDonald Delivers Again: WR Corey Cooper Chooses Syracuse

What a long, inspiring journey it’s been for newest Syracuse wide receiver commit Corey “CJ” Cooper. Back in March, ESPN wrote a piece on Cooper about his grueling childhood. When Cooper was born there were signs he would have major health complications. Doctors told his family they’ve never had to use so many life support cords on an infant. “A social worker came in...
Via Orange Fizz
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New Era Pinstripe Bowl aka Snowstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs Syracuse

New Era Pinstripe Bowl West Virginia Mountaineers 7-5 vs Syracuse Orange 7-5 The Pinstripe Bowl will be a snowy one, which with these two offenses should make for a pretty exciting game. West Virginia Mountaineers Overall record: 7 – 5 Conference record: 4 – 5 Finished 8th in the Big 12. West Virginia started the season with 5 straight impressive wins behind early Heisman favorite...
Via College Football Section
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Pinstripe Pulse: Our Staff Predictions & Follow it Live with The Fizz

Pinstripe Bowl ’12 kickoff is almost here. Time for the official score predictions from The Fizz staff. We’ll have complete coverage from the Bronx all day, including on Twitter @OrangeFizz - including am easy to use window below, which will include all our tweets from the game. D.A.: To me this is going to look a lot like the ’10 game. Icy conditions, cold wintry night, and...
Via Orange Fizz
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 9 Most Underrated Seniors To Watch For This Bowl Season (Offensive Edition)

Going into Bowl Season, we always here pundits talking about the most exciting, established, up-and-coming, potential NFL first round draft picks. Of course those talents deserve to be the center of attention for the most part, but it seems that the seniors who have either been instrumental for years, or the seniors who quietly bit their tongues until they were able to start their...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bowl-eligible Syracuse set for finale at Temple

Syracuse has made a habit of losing the last game of the regular season. The Orange have lost seven straight and figure it's about time to end the dubious streak. ''I've never won my last regular-season game,'' senior wide receiver Alec Lemon said as the Orange prepared to face Temple on Friday morning. ''That's something I want to do - go out...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse's dynamic duo leads late-season surge

Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is rewriting the school record book in his final season, mainly because he has the luxury of throwing to a talented group of wide receivers and has the blockers up front to give him the time. In his final year with the Orange, Nassib has shattered his single-season record of 2,685 yards passing set last year - he's at 3,404, 14th nationally ...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Mizzou Miracle! D.A.’s Knee-Jerk Reaction as Syracuse Grabs Bowl Slot

For a season with so much hand-wringing and griping about missed opportunities and state of the program. Syracuse is really pouring it on in the second-half of the season. A dramatic 31-27 win at Missouri means the Orange is bowl eligible, and have a chance to finish the season with 7 victories. Here’s my instant reaction: A standing ovation for Doug Marrone is in order. The program...
Via Orange Fizz
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse spoils Missouri's home finale

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Ryan Nassib threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Alec Lemon with 20 seconds to go, capping a 21-point fourth quarter as Syracuse spoiled Missouri's home finale with a 31-27 victory on Saturday night. Lemon had 12 receptions for 244 yards and two scores, including a 13-yard catch that tied it at 17 earlier in the fourth. After trailing 17-3 early...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse spoils Missouri's home finale

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Ryan Nassib threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Alec Lemon with 20 seconds to go, capping a 21-point fourth quarter as Syracuse spoiled Missouri's home finale with a 31-27 victory on Saturday night. Lemon had 12 receptions for 244 yards and two scores, including a 13-yard catch that tied it at 17 earlier in the fourth. After trailing 17-3 early...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse spoils Missouri's home finale

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Ryan Nassib threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Alec Lemon with 20 seconds to go, capping a 21-point fourth quarter as Syracuse spoiled Missouri's home finale with a 31-27 victory on Saturday night. Lemon had 12 receptions for 244 yards and two scores, including a 13-yard catch that tied it at 17 earlier in the fourth. After trailing 17-3 early...
Via Fox Sports South
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse 31, Missouri 27

Ryan Nassib threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Alec Lemon with 20 seconds to go, capping a 21-point fourth quarter as Syracuse spoiled Missouri's home finale with a 31-27 victory on Saturday night. Lemon had 12 receptions for 244 yards and two scores, including a 13-yard catch that tied it at 17 earlier in the fourth. After trailing 17-3 early, the Orangemen (6-5...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 10 Fizz Five: Syracuse All Smiles After an Enormous Rout of #9 Louisville

A crowd of over 40,000 fans in the Carrier Dome was a key 12th man for Syracuse to maul #9 Louisville, 45-26. Along with the crowd’s inspiration, everything on offense, defense, and special teams worked to perfection for SU. The seniors were certainly sent off in proper fashion, and the win sets the team up to clinch a bowl game. Finally, Syracuse showed how capable it is of...
Via Orange Fizz
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse 37, South Florida 36

Ryan Nassib threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Alec Lemon with 3 seconds left as Syracuse rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat South Florida 37-36 Saturday night. Nassib, who finished with four TD passes, all coming in the second half, marched the Orange (4-4, 3-1 Big East) 75 yards in 1:20 for the winning score. He had helped cut Syracuse's deficit to 33-31 on a TD...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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