NFL Draft: Riley Dixon Saves the Day for Syracuse

Riley Dixon may have been the most entertaining player on the field for the Orange last season.  It paid off in a big way, as Dixon snuck into the back-end of the draft and was ultimately picked by the Denver Broncos in the final round.  While Dixon was the only player drafted, a handful of other SU alumni have already found themselves on rosters just hours after draft weekend...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Have the Last 11 Syracuse Draft Picks Fared?

You probably weren’t aware of this because, sadly, it gets next to no publicity, but the NFL Draft starts tonight. Syracuse didn’t have anyone drafted last year, and is looking to avoid duplicating that and could have multiple players picked before the end of the day on Saturday. Ron Thompson, Riley Dixon, and Rob Trudo […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Shafer pens letter to team before his final game as Syracuse coach

Scott Shafer was recently fired as the head coach of Syracuse football after compiling a 14-23 record in three seasons with the Orange. Shafer could not handle facing his team for a final time and opted to write a letter to his team, calling upon fifth-year senior guard Rob Trudo. Trudo was given a stack of papers from Shafer, titled For The Love Of The Game. From
Via The Comeback
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey likely won't play against No. 8 LSU

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer says injured freshman quarterback Eric Dungey is not likely to play Saturday against No. 8 LSU. Shafer said Tuesday that Dungey is listed as probable but will take few snaps, if any, in practice this week. And with an off week after LSU, it's likely that Dungey won't play even though he's listed as the starter on this week's depth chart. ''He's doing...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Names Team Captains for Upcoming Season

The Orange named its team captains for the football season yesterday, and there are really no surprises on the selections.  The offense and defense are both represented by two players each, and all four players will be relied upon heavily throughout the year. Terrel Hunt The fifth-year starting quarterback is undoubtedly the most important cog in the Orange’s offense.  Coming...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse football players pugil fighting at camp

Given how the Syracuse Orange football team has been spending part of its summers at Fort Drum in upstate New York for the past several years, it’s no secret that the players and coaching staff would build a relationship with the local military community; since the town is home to the 10th Mountain Division (light infantry) of the U.S. Army. This relationship with the locals has...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Syracuse Football Players Are Pugil Fighting During Training Camp At Fort Drum

Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this… Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Trudo Named to Rimington Watch List

Senior Center Rob Trudo has been named one of the 63 players named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, an award for the best Center in the nation.  Trudo is one of seven ACC centers to make the watch list. The most intriguing part of this story is that Trudo has never played Center in a game.  He has started 33 games in his career and all of them were at Guard.  In 2014...
Via Orange Fizz
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Syracuse players who could be drafted in 2016

This year Syracuse was shut out of the NFL draft for only the second time since 1975, according to, but it’s doubtful the Orange will be blanked in 2016. released a list of Orange players most likely to be drafted next season and the prospects looked promising. Guard/center Rob Trudo, quarterback Terrel Hunt, offensive tackle Ivan Foy, corner Julian Whigham...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Syracuse center Donnie Foster to receive scholarship

Syracuse’s 6-3, 314-pound center Donnie Foster is set to receive a scholarship, according to a report by on Thursday that cited a message on tight end Trey Dunkelberger Instagram account. Foster did not play in any games last season, but with senior center Rob Trudo suffering with high-ankle sprain during spring ball, his role with the team became magnified during...
Via Fox Sports
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Gives Scholarship To Donnie Foster

Hard work pays off. Donnie Foster is now an example of that; the center out of IMG Academy who came to the Orange as a preferred walk-on in 2014 will be awarded a scholarship by the university, according to Foster didn’t get his scholarship by playing exceptionally on the field in 2014. In fact, he didn’t even play a snap last year. Foster got his college paid...
Via Orange Fizz
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Looking to Continue to Build O-Line in 2016

While the recruitment of Robert Washington is not over yet, his verbal commitment allows the Orange to continue to look for recruits at other positions. Apparently, a big focus for Syracuse is the offensive line. The Class of 2015 features five offensive linemen and the Orange are set to lose three starters on the o-line at the end of the 2015 season. Rob Trudo, Ivan Foy and Nick...
Via Orange Fizz
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse Spring Practice: Two Key Areas Need Some Work

For the SU football team, spring practice has been underway despite the school being under the spotlight for NCAA sanctions that were dropped last Friday. While the team and the school is currently on spring break, there are two key areas on the team that should be looked. The first impact area that needs work is the offensive line.  What has been a relative strength for the Orange...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Up for Grabs: The Last Defensive Tackle Position

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via ESPN The Syracuse coaching staff has a pretty solid idea of which players will start against Villanova in six days. There were only two positions in camp where players openly competed for starting positions. The first was offensive guard. Nick Robinson, Rob Trudo and Omari Palmer went into camp fighting for the two starting...
Via Orange Fizz
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Key Position Battles to Watch for in Orange Football Camp

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Saturday Scott Shafer and the Syracuse Orange started their first day of summer training camp. With a target of eight wins, Shafer and the rest of his staff must figure out which players will be on the field to give the Orange the best chance of reaching its goal. Some positions are truly wide open.  Wide...
Via Orange Fizz
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Syracuse Football’s Training Camp Depth Charts

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for all pre-season coverage of SU Football’s 2014 Season. via fansided Believe it or not, training camp is right around the corner for SU Football. Syracuse’s leaders for the upcoming 2014 season were at the ACC Football Kickoff on Sunday in Greensboro, NC. Senior standouts OT Sean Hickey and LB Cameron Lynch represented the Orange. The kickoff event...
Via Orange Fizz
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Football’s Spring Storylines Focus on Offensive Production

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via With SU’s spring game just five days away, the story lines really start to heat up for Orange football. The Fizz caught up with’s Mike McAllister on Orange Fizz Radio over the weekend to preview Syracuse’s biggest day of the spring season. Rather than exploring the playmaker position...
Via Orange Fizz
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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