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Syracuse Picks up Another Key Recruit

When the 2017 Syracuse football season came to a close, there was a lot of chatter about who would replace star linebackers Zaire Franklin and Paris Bennett. Those two were the heartbeat of a defense that looked much better (at times) than it did in an embarrassing 2016 campaign.  With the commitment of 2018 linebacker Tre Allison, that answer becomes a bit more clear. Allison, a...
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4 hours ago

Keys to Syracuse’s Increasing Confidence, Win Over Colgate

Saturday basketball in the Carrier Dome always has a different feeling than others, but the feeling at the end of Saturday’s game had a very familiar feeling. For the 52nd time in a row, Syracuse has defeated Colgate. This time, 72-58. But enough nostalgia of when the streak began in 1963. This is a very different team than Syracuse teams of the past. And SU looked like a different...
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1 day ago

Recon on the Raiders: 3 Colgate players to watch on Saturday

SU enters a Saturday matinee matchup with in-state rival Colgate riding high after a 72-63 win over UCONN at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. On paper, this matchup doesn’t really scream interesting. Colgate hasn’t lost to SU since the Kennedy administration and the Raiders come in at a measly 3-5 on the season and have lost three straight games. But don’t fear there are still some...
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2 days ago

What You Need to Know Ahead of Syracuse-Colgate

Syracuse fans are feeling good after the Orange knocked off UConn at Madison Square Garden to improve to 7-1 on the season. Now the Orange have a little trip back to the Carrier Dome for one game before hitting the road to take on another former Big East foe in Georgetown. Before the Orange and Hoyas renew their rivalry, Syracuse has to play another team that they play every year...
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2 days ago

SU Offers Elite 2019 Safety

Recruiting. That’s the name of the game for Syracuse football right now, and rightfully so after this year’s disappointing 4-8 season. If the Orange wants to move into the middle tier of the ACC, this is when it has to do it. While this past football season was a struggle, the shocking win against Clemson gives Dino Babers an advantage in this year’s recruiting cycle: no other team...
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3 days ago

Fizz Recap: Three Takeaways from Syracuse’s Win Over UConn

Surely I wasn’t the only one who went into Tuesday night’s Syracuse-UConn game at the Garden with one real hope; that it is not half as unbearable and painful to watch as their last matchup, which finished 52-50 in favor of the Huskies. There really wasn’t much room to be worse and luckily for everyone involved, the game actually resembled a college basketball game. Even more fortunate...
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4 days ago

What Does Syracuse Need To Do To Get Back On Track Tonight

Last Saturday’s loss to No. 2 Kansas was everything everyone expected. Sure, the Orange was looking like it was going to exceed expectations this season, but it was unreasonable to demand that it to pull off a neutral site victory over arguably the best team in the country. Now, SU gets a more reasonable challenge tonight against UConn at Madison Square Garden to relive the glory...
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5 days ago

5 Things You Probably Forgot About The Six Overtime Game

Is it the greatest college basketball game ever? That’s up for debate. But one things for sure: the UCONN-Syracuse six-overtime game was one of those rare games where you remember exactly where you were when it happened. It simply had everything. A young Kemba Walker making plays, Eric Devendorf jawing with the enemy and Jim Boeheim losing his mind at non-foul calls. It was an old...
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5 days ago

How SU opponents have taken advantage of the 2-3 zone

The narrative so far this season is that the SU defense has been the best part of this Syracuse basketball team. And, for the most part, the statistics tend to agree with this narrative. SU has the 24th best scoring defense (62 ppg) in the country, while offensively (72.3 ppg) it doesn’t even rank within the top 50 teams in the nation. Allowing just 76 points to a Kansas team that...
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6 days ago

Three Takeaways From Syracuse’s Loss To Kansas

Was this a good game from Syracuse? That’s the burning question in Orange Nation after last night’s 76-60 loss to No. 2 Kansas down in Miami. This game was all over the place. Right out of the gate, it seemed like Syracuse was going to hang around for the entirety, but then Kansas began to pull away. But credit SU for fighting back and pulling within seven after being down more than...
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7 days ago

Syracuse Guard Geno Thorpe Unexpectedly Leaves Program

Syracuse guard Geno Thorpe is leaving the program due to personal reasons, according to the team. Thorpe was averaging 6 points per game in just 14.3 minutes per game off the bench. He appeared in all six games off the bench. He was slowed to start the season after battling an ankle injury, which held him out of both exhibition games. The fifth year senior transferred to the Orange...
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9 days ago

Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Syracuse-Kansas

The Orange and Jayhawks will each put their respective perfect records on the line when they clash at American Airlines Arena in the Miami Hoops Invitational Saturday. It is undoubtably Syracuse’s biggest test of the young season and both teams’ second contest with a co-Power 5 team in the non-conference schedule. Here are the most important things to know before the teams tip-off...
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9 days ago

Hawking the Jayhawks: 3 Kansas players to watch on Saturday

Throughout the football season, we previewed players for Orange fans to watch each week when SU took to the gridiron. With that season behind us, our focus, along with so many Syracuse fans has shifted to the hardwood where SU is already off to an impressive 6-0 start. The Orange has looked excellent in a number of areas throughout the first few games of the season, but it certainly...
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10 days ago

SU Offers Two 2020 Playmakers from Florida

We’ve almost hit that time of year when northerners pack their bags for Florida to avoid the snow. The SU Football coaches didn’t exactly make the postseason trip to the sunshine state, but they at least made a phone call to extend offers to a couple of 2020 playmakers.   Jaylan Knighton It’s safe to say that a guy like Knighton would help solve SU’s problems at running back. He...
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10 days ago

Looking at the Big Picture for the Rest of Syracuse’s Non-Conference Schedule

Through six games, the Orange are sitting as pretty as possible with a 6-0 record, but the biggest test of the non-conference schedule looms with a matchup against number two Kansas on Saturday. Even with that daunting task ahead of them, Syracuse fans should be feeling pretty good about how the non-conference schedule could go. After playing Kansas in the Miami Invitational, it...
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11 days ago

Syracuse football offers 2019 LB Keith Maguire Jr.

Tuesday, Syracuse football offered 2019 linebacker Keith Maguire Jr., he announced via Twitter. Maguire is a 6-2 linebacker out of Malvern Prep in Pennsylvania. At 215 pounds, he already has the size to fit in at the linebacker position at the college level, but will surely put on more weight once he gets to a school. Maguire isn’t ranked by any of the major recruiting services,...
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11 days ago

FizzCast: Recapping Syracuse’s Big Maryland Win and Football Season In Review

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11 days ago

Syracuse Football Recruit Makes Top Play on SportsCenter

Syracuse football recruit Trill Williams ended his high school playing career on Saturday, and he went out in style. The running back/cornerback athlete was running a deep receiver route toward the end zone when he tripped and fell on the grass over the goal line. The two defenders covering him dropped their guard. Laying on his back, Williams put his hands in the air to catch the...
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11 days ago

Syracuse’s new big men are rocking the 2-3 zone

Last season, the pitfall of Syracuse basketball was it’s defense. Okay… a lot of things weren’t great about that team, but defense was one of them. The Orange allowed over 71 points per game last season, which was about average in the NCAA but terrible for Syracuse standards. SU hadn’t allowed that many points per game since 2009, and it caused the Orange to miss its second NCAA...
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12 days ago

Syracuse Freshmen Step Up Big In Gutsy Win Over Maryland

To borrow a Dino Babers phrase, the freshmen showed Jim Boeheim they can cut the grass tonight. Syracuse leaned heavily on its newbies to gut out a 72-70 win over Maryland in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. A bad back couldn’t slow down Tyus Battle. Both the guard and Jim Boeheim said Battle was playing at about 50 percent health in the game. Down the stretch, the Orange relied heavily...
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12 days ago

Syracuse football offers trio of 2019 recruits

Obviously, the 2017 season did not end how Syracuse football fans expected or wanted in an abysmal loss to Boston College on Saturday. The Orange missed a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season and left its seniors without a bowl berth their collegiate careers. Not exactly the way you want to send out the likes of Zaire Franklin and Parris Bennett. But, now it’s time to move...
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13 days ago

Everything You Need To Know About Maryland

Maryland comes into the Carrier Dome Monday night to face Syracuse in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup of two pretty similar teams. The Terrapins, a lot like the Orange, have a young roster and fairly tempered expectations this season. Additionally, both teams have played relatively similar schedules so far in terms of competition. However, unlike Syracuse, Maryland already has a...
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13 days ago

Three Up, Three Down: The Best and Worst Moments From Syracuse Football’s 2017 Season

To say that Syracuse had a roller coaster of a season would be an understatement. Sure, there was not a step forward in the record department from last season, but the on-field product, when healthy, was far better than a 4-8 finish might indicate. Here were the best and worst of the 2017 Orange. Three Up: Clemson This isn’t just a top three moment of the 2017 season or the Dino...
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14 days ago

Rapid Reactions From BC: How SU Can Fix its Awful Defense

Boston College put Syracuse’s once promising season out of its own misery Saturday with a 42-14 throttling in the Dome. The blowout loss means Syracuse has now failed to win a game after its bye week and failed to win a game since losing star quarterback Eric Dungey to injury for the second straight year. However, make no mistake, for the second straight year, SU’s disastrous finish...
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15 days ago

The Fizz Predicts Syracuse and Boston College

Tyler Aki (6-5): Boston College 38 Syracuse 21 This Syracuse team is REELING. Don’t get me wrong, if Eric Dungey was playing in this game, I would be picking the Orange. But I have little faith in that happening. Syracuse’s offense has looked stagnant over the past six quarters. As for the defense, SU is allowing about 330 RUSHING yards per game. Now, it gets AJ Dillon who has...
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15 days ago
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