Syracuse Getting Production from Family Connection

There is no doubt Jarrod West has had a rough season and a half since hauling in 43 passes for 588 yards as the third option behind Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales in 2012. Many expected West to have a break out year last year, especially after Terrel Hunt took over for Drew Allen. That didn’t happen, as West caught just 26 passes last year, and just a single touchdown. This year however...
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Syracuse’s Steve Ishmael is The Answer

Two years ago, Ryan Nassib, Marcus Sales, and Alec Lemon graduated from Syracuse.  The passing attack was left in shambles with no answer at quarterback and a load of inexperience at the receiver position.  That year, Nassib racked up 3,749 passing yards with 26 touchdowns.  Lemon had a 1,000 yard receiving year and Sales finished with 882 receiving yards.  Lemon had seven TDs...
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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...
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December 19, 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...
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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...
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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.
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...
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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...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse picks up a 4 star WR in class of 2014

Syracuse Orange football fans, start thinking about The A.J.-K.J. Connection because it could be the future of the Syracuse offense. K.J. Williams, a four-star wide receiver from Bethlehem, PA, and cousin of SU QB commit A.J. Long, verbally-committed to play for the Orange in 2014. Williams, who has been milking the whole process on Twitter for a while now, milked the crap out of...
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July 07, 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...
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January 30, 2013  |  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 ...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Thriller! D.A.’s Knee-Jerk Reaction After Syracuse’s Comeback Win Syracuse’s 37-36 comeback win was obviously a season-saving type game. A loss in Tampa probably would’ve rendered a bowl bid impossible. But the victory proved the guts and resiliency the Orange has. Here’s my knee-jerk reaction: Ryan Nassib has certainly had his fair share of inconsistency, but the game-winning drive to ice USF was epic. The 8-play, 75-yard drive...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Sales Eager to get Offense Back on Track

Marcus Sales knows that the Syracuse offense has not lived up to its potential in the last few games. He believes, however, they are ready to turn it around. He spoke with as the Orange prepare for UConn.
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lone Star Loss? SU Abruptly Drops Interest in WR Prentavious Morehead

Dallas News Three-star Dallas WR Prentavious Morehead tells The Fizz he has Syracuse at the top of his list, and that SU visited him twice in the spring, but strangely has not been in contact with him for months. Morehead has big time size at 6’4” 185 lbs. The Texas native has torn it up this season for Justin F. Kimball HS, outplaying and out jumping defensive backs. SU would...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse wideout Marcus Sales on a tear

Three games into his final college season, Syracuse wideout Marcus Sales is on a roll that no other receiver in America can match. He has four straight 100-yard games for the Orange - over a span of more than 20 months. Sales leads the Orange with 25 catches and four touchdowns after being suspended for all of 2011. His last four games? Five catches for 172 yards and three touchdowns...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Knee-Jerk Reaction: Syracuse Beats Stony Brook 28-17 For First Win

SU fans were nervous the entire day, and this game was a battle all afternoon. It shouldn’t have been. Stony Brook was a lesser opponent, but again the Orange found a way to keep an opponent in the game because of mistakes. But for the first time since the West Virginia game of last October, Syracuse gets a victory. Shameful tackling by Jermi Wilkes on Miguel Maysonet’s ridiculous...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 3 Waiver Wire

Now that we have two weeks under our belt, we are starting to get a good idea of team’s top receivers, how shared backfields are shaking out, and even some surprise quarterbacks.  While teams have yet to dive deep into their conference play, we have enough information to start picking up some draft day afterthoughts.  Check these guys out and pick them up to bolster your lineup...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse Pump-Up Video For USC

The spread for the USC vs Syracuse at MetLife Stadium is flirting with four touchdowns. The over/under is around 59, with most USC fans assuming a 59-0 USC victory. No non-biased fan actually believes that Syracuse will win, and out of 100 times USC would probably win 99 times, but that still leaves that one time…. PUMP UP VIDEO This speech from one of the best sports movies...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwestern Escapes Carrier Dome With Win After Last Minute TD

Northwestern Escapes Carrier Dome With Win After Last Minute TDIt seemed as though Syracuse was going to pull off the incredible comeback victory in the season opener against Northwestern but the Wildcats had other ideas.   Their offense marched down the field and (with a little help from a questionable roughing the passer penalty on Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn) scored a go-ahead...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Details Show Sales' Growth As A Receiver

The Syracuse season opener didn't have the result fans had hoped. However, there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the rest of the 2012 season. One of those reasons is senior wide receiver Marcus Sales, who's return was a bright spot for the Orange. Sales return was no fluke, and there's a subtle reason why he was so successful.
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Crystal Ball Time: The Fizz Staff Predicts Syracuse Football’s 2012 Future

D.A. (6-6, 3-4 in Big East) There are three certainties on the SU schedule. Win over Stony Brook, losses to USC and Mizzou. Everything else is a toss up for the Orange, and the coin will flip 5-4 in SU’s favor over the other nine contests. The Orange will find a way to win a close one tomorrow against Northwestern, and win by ten on the road at Minnesota. That means SU needs...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Big East Game of the Week: Northwestern at Syracuse

Syracuse Orange (0-0) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (0-0) Saturday, Sept. 1, Noon Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. ESPN2 Line: Northwestern -2.5 Week one of the college football season does not typically offer even match-ups. This week’s Big East schedule includes three FCS teams (Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, Villanova at Temple and UT Chattanooga at South Florida) and two somewhat...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Fearless Five: The Fizz’s Predictions for Syracuse’s 2012 Football Season

With the football opener against Northwestern just 48 hours away, here are five predictions for the upcoming season. Prince-Tyson Gulley will become king of the running backs Gulley tragically broke his collarbone immediately following a career game against Toledo last season in which he carried the ball 10 times for 66 yards. If he had stayed healthy, he may have competed with...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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