Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft

Syracuse forward Jerami Grant plans to announce he’s heading to the NBA draft, his father Harvey told SI.com on Monday. Grant is the second Syracuse underclassmen to declare for the 2014 draft, as point guard Tyler Ennis declared soon after the season ended. Syracuse departing senior C.J. Fair is also considered a likely NBA draft pick. “This is his time,” Harvey Grant said...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Missing The Boat? Syracuse Hoops Not Picked High For Next Season by Media

Last week Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com released his “ridiculously” early preseason top 25 for the ’14-’15 hoops season, and while we’re months away from even thinking about Boehiem’s Bunch, it was notable that Syracuse didn’t make the list. Duke, Arizona, Wisconsin, Kansas, Florida, UNC, Kentucky, Wichita State, and Virginia made up his top 10. Nebraska, SMU and Villanova...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerami Grant Watch: 'We'll See What Happens'

Jim Boeheim doesn't know any more than you do. The impending decision by Jerami Grant as to whether or not he'll return to play for the Syracuse Orange is something a lot of Orange fans are dreading. There's the decision itself, of course. That could go a way you don't want it to. But then there's also the Jim Boeheim reaction, which, honest or not, could lead...
Via SCACC Hoops
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boeheim On Tyler Ennis: “Physically He Could Have Used Another Year”

Legendary Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has never been shy to tell it how it is. Tyler Ennis declared for the NBA draft last week after just spending one season at Syracuse. Boeheim feels Ennis should have stayed another year. “I think he is a great college player, but I think physically he could have used another year,” Boeheim said. “I think when you get to the NBA, you...
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim & Why No One Should Ever Be Honest About Anything

We like to think we value honesty in sports. But the truth is, it's one of the things we despise the most. In sports, we abhor honesty. We really do. You think that's not true. Your gut reaction is that I'm full of crap. That, duh, of course we want people to be honest instead of getting canned responses and generic platitudes. But in practice, we really dislike honest...
Via SCACC Hoops
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sadly, Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Will Still Grab Elite Recruits

Today, Deadspin ran a story regarding Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s appearance on SportsCenter. Boeheim was asked about point guard Tyler Ennis, who recently declared for the NBA Draft, and Boeheim managed to say that Ennis “was a great college player” and “physically, probably could have used another year.” Here’s the thing. Boeheim probably isn’t wrong. Ennis averaged...
Via Run the Floor
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boeheim Says Players Should Have Until June 1st To Declare For NBA Draft

The rule as it stands now is that college basketball players who are thinking about declaring for the NBA draft have to make a decision by April 15th- a deadline Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim does not agree with. “The NBA people haven’t even looked at the draft yet [in April]. They’re just gathering material,” Boeheim said. “They don’t even get to that process until...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day in Sorrycuse, Sad-excuse, Sheerabuse and Seelycuse

Famed IT IS HIGH corporate headquarters, Syracuse N.Y.It's opening day, with the Traveling Wilkes Barries coming to town!Fun! Joy! Food!Speeches by political gasbags!Last year's swag, marked down for clearance! New p.a. sound effects!Alfredo Aceves, maybe!This could be the year Syracuse wins the Governor's Cup!(Take that, Jim Boeheim!)Mustang and I will be there....
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim talks about next year's guard situation

Jim Boeheim discusses the roles that Michael Gibinije and Buss Patterson will play next season. When Jim Boeheim talks about the season-to-come, you best listen. Especially when it comes to who the ball-handling guard is going to be. After Jonny Flynn left in 2009, Boeheim said that Brandon Triche would step right in and Syracuse would do just fine. And, well, he was pretty much...
Via SCACC Hoops
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim wants underclassmen draft process better for players

Jim Boeheim drops some thunder of the NCAA's early-entry deadline for underclassmen. Jim Boeheim is a monster. I think that point has been made abundantly clear by NBA folks following his comments about Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant. Nevermind that Boeheim has routinely pushed Syracuse Orange underclassmen out the door into the NBA Draft. Nevermind that his comments had more...
Via SCACC Hoops
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's pre-eminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth consecutive year without an ACC team in the Final Four, the league's longest such...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopping to Beantown? Mike Hopkins Should Stay Despite Interview for Boston College HC Job

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Syracuse.com Jim Boeheim’s longtime apprentice could be on his way to Beantown. Mike Hopkins sat down with Boston College over the weekend to interview for the Eagles’ head coaching vacancy for men’s basketball. Hopkins has spent 19 seasons on the Hill under Coach Boeheim, and Syracuse clearly loves having...
Via Orange Fizz
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Questionable foul call at end of Wisconsin-Arizona

Arizona and Wisconsin played an overtime classic in Anaheim tonight, and unfortunately, a questionable late foul call would up being a deciding factor in the Badgers’ victory. With under five seconds remaining and Wisconsin ahead 64-63, Arizona guard Nick Johnson took the ball to the rim for what would have been a go-ahead shot attempt. Instead, Johnson was whistled for a very...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Folks, Don't Make Jim Boeheim Your Straw Man

Jim Boeheim lit a fire under some people's butts over NBA draft comments. But those people are missing a key component of why Boeheim said them. Much gnashing of teeth today over Jim Boeheim's comments regarding players leaving college early. Almost all of it misdirected. First, a note. I don't agree with everything Jim Boeheim says about players, especially when it...
Via SCACC Hoops
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Animated: Dayton is dancing after defeating Syracuse

THE University of Dayton is living a dream right now in the NCAA tourney. After defeating Ohio State, the Flyers took down Jim Boeheim’s three seed Syracuse Orangemen 55-53. Oh, and they’re dancing. Literally. Dayton will play the winner of Kansas vs. Stanford, which tips off today just after noon.
Via Waiting For Next Year
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim doesn't want to talk to you about Dayton

Today in another madness shocker basketball powerhouse Syracuse lost to Dayton in the 3rd round of the NCAA tournament. And if youŕe looking for any insight on how the Flyers defeated the Orangemen Jim Boeheim knows the perfect person for you to ask. Boeheim on Dayton: "I'm not going to talk about Dayton. Ask their coach. He should be very proud of his team.'' —...
Via BlackSportsOnline
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim says Carmelo Anthony ‘always wanted to be in New York’

New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony and his impending free agency has been the biggest topic of conversation throughout the NBA season and will only ramp up once the offseason officially begins. His college coach, Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim, believes Anthony “always wanted to be in New York.” “I think long term he’s always wanted to be in New York,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Syracuse Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Syracuse Orange were given a 3-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Jim Boeheim and hail from the ACC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Western Michigan in Buffalo on Thursday. Why: Syracuse finished the regular season with an 14-4 record in...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s final possession vs. NC State set to Yakety Sax

The Syracuse Orange were down three with 24.6 seconds left and the ball. They managed to get 6 shots off in the next 22 seconds, which is nothing short of remarkable. The fact that they kept getting rebounds against NC State was impressive, but the shots they were throwing up were total bricks. Welcome to the ACC Tournament, Jim Boeheim. [YouTube] The post Syracuse’s final possession...
Via Diehardsport
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marquette's one shot for NCAA Tournament berth: Big East title

Some of the names and faces have changed for everyone at the Big East tournament. No more Syracuse and Jim Boeheim. No more Connecticut and Jim Calhoun. No more Louisville and Rick Pitino. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are also among those who no longer darken the Madison Square Garden door this time of year. But for Marquette, the change in this particular year is a near...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse basketball ventures into first ACC Tournament

Jim Boeheim has known from the start of Syracuse’s venture into the Atlantic Coast Conference that the Orange will always be considered “outsiders” along Tobacco Road. There’s not much the Orange can do to change that perception from the ACC fan base, which is located primarily south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the media that are just getting used to SU being part of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

All Hands On Deck: Syracuse Needs Stellar Play From Everyone in March

  SU Athletics Syracuse finished off its regular season with a much-needed 74-58 victory over Florida State. After losing four of its last five, Jim Boeheim’s team finally won a game by a comfortable margin in Tallahassee. C.J. Fair took over in the second half to guarantee his team entered the post season on a high note. Sitting at 27-4, the Orange has grinded out a solid resume...
Via Orange Fizz
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim post game - Florida State

Syracuse got a big road win on Sunday over Florida State. Head coach Jim Boeheim recaps the win inside.
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lifelong Syracuse fan receives special gift days before her 100th birthday

Birthdays are special events, with people having the opportunity to celebrate their life to that point in time. Just as important as the day itself are the moments, whether it’s a message from a friend or family member or a present that is worth much more than its monetary value. Longtime Syracuse fan Henrietta Auer received a birthday present she’ll always cherish just days...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Don’t Overlook Defensive Problems

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via Getty The Syracuse offense has become stale lately. Even worse than that last batch of Dome dogs from the concession stand. Coach Jim Boeheim won’t deny that. “We need to get better,” he’s uttered game after the game the last few weeks. One area JB is quick to defend is his defense, the 2-3 zone he’s perfected...
Via Orange Fizz
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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