Syracuse football: Orange blue-chip ratio among Power 5’s lowest

Tomahawk Nation and SB Nation’s Bud Elliott came up with a pretty interesting metric a few years back. The blue-chip ratio, as he calls it, measures how many more 4- and 5-star recruits you sign than 2- and 3-star recruits in a four-year cycle. The point of the measurement is to determine who actually has a realistic shot at winning... more

Miami reportedly no longer a contender for Syracuse transfer target White

A variety of national college basketball reporters from ESPN and CBS Tweeted on Saturday that Miami is no longer a contender to bring in graduate transfer Andrew White III. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that the two contenders for White are now Syracuse and VCU. The news is the first major movement in White’s high-profile recruitment since Michigan State was ruled... more

3 things Dino Babers said at Syracuse football’s trip to Fort Drum

One of the more lighthearted moments of the day came when Vice Chancellor for Veteran and Military Affairs Dr. Mike Haynie took the podium to discuss the future football series with Army. In recognizing how far off it is until the two program will meet, Haynie quipped that Babers will likely be coming off a string of winning seasons and... more

Syracuse football announces 4-game series with Army starting in 2023

The Syracuse football team announced that it will play four games against Army between 2023 and 2026, playing twice in the Carrier Dome and twice at West Point. Syracuse will host the games in 2023 and 2025, and travel in 2024 and 2026. The games are the only ones on the SU non-conference schedule in three of those four seasons.... more

Syracuse football practice observations: Jake Pickard returns

Syracuse football is inching closer to game week. The team will shift its focus to its season-opening opponent, Colgate, starting Thursday, meaning the depth chart is largely set heading into the final practices of fall camp. There were several players not dressed for practice Monday morning, though coach Dino Babers has previously declined to provide specifics on the nature of... more

Five things we learned about Mike Hopkins during the Olympics

Syracuse men’s basketball assistant coach Mike Hopkins wrapped up his fourth stint with the senior national team after winning gold in Rio Sunday. Mark Medina of the LA Daily News had a chance to interview Hop over the phone and provide insight into the trials and tribulations of his ascent to becoming a highly desired head coaching prospect. Read More... more

Syracuse basketball will be fine with or without Andrew White III

It’s been a perilous couple of month for Syracuse Orange basketball fans whose health and well-being depends on commitments from recruits and transfers. First, Top 100 recruit Taurean Thompson toyed with our emotions for months on end before committing to play for SU and filling a critical spot on the depth chart. Obviously, Thompson’s intentions were not to put Cuse... more

Where is Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon in Chad Ford’s first 2017 NBA mock draft?

ESPN NBA Draft analyst Chad Ford has released his first mock for the 2017 NBA Draft and Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon is projected as a first-round pick. Ford has Lydon slotted to go No.21 to the Indiana Pacers. Syracuse basketball: Chad Ford says Tyler Lydon’s a first round pick https://t.co/pI3Y82l8y9 pic.twitter.com/wgbjV7nKLM — NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) August 23, 2016 Read More at Syracuse.com more

Top 20 recruit Lonnie Walker narrows list to 5 schools, Syracuse makes cut

Lonnie Walker, a consensus Top 20 recruit in the Class of 2017, revealed his final five college choices on Thursday night. Syracuse made the cut. Walker, a 6-foot-4 guard from Reading (Pa.) High School, announced his final five via Twitter on Thursday evening. Read More at Syracuse.com MORE ORANGE HOOPS ONLINE: – Prized 2017 point guard Quade Green to visit... more

Syracuse coach Dino Babers says all defensive ends will play (3 things he said)

For the Syracuse football defensive ends, the question is not who will play, but how much will each athlete will play. SU head coach Dino Babers said all of the Orange’s edge rushers, including three true freshmen, are expected to see time this year. The full defensive end group includes redshirt sophomore Chris Slayton, who will also play inside, redshirt... more

Syracuse football: Orange return 8th-most experienced roster in FBS

Back in February, we wrote up an article similar to this one. Based on some pretty simple “returning starters” metrics, SB Nation’s Bill Connelly determined that Syracuse was the third-most experienced team in the nation — an exciting fact for us, even if several opponents were close by as well. Read More at NunesMagician.com more

Syracuse Class of 2017 target Alex O’Connell commits to Duke

Alex O'Connell, a target in Syracuse's Class of 2017, verbally committed to Duke on Friday. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard, a four-star prospect, verbally committed to Duke on Friday, a few days after he was offered by Mike Krzyzewski. O'Connell, who plays for Milton (Ga.) High School, had been scheduled for an official visit to Syracuse on Sept. 16. O'Connell announced... more

Syracuse announces ‘discounted’ basketball season tickets for 2016-17

The tickets are located in specific sections of the Carrier Dome; young SU grads, too, can get a pricing break. The sections to which the discounts apply are specific: A third-level season ticket between sections 318 and 319 can be purchased for $250, a figure the university said was a "significant discount from the previous starting point of $500." Recent... more
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