Long thought the heir for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, Mike Hopkins has reportedly jumped ship to be head coach at Washington.
Here is Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim a week ago, after the team was (very reasonably) left out of the NCAA Tournament bracket:
As holistic as the NCAA Tournament selection process is supposed to be, the committee members are as susceptible as anyone to conventional wisdom. Jim Boeheim and Syracuse learned this the hard way: If you’re a bubble team, it helps not to have a soundbite-length knock like “2-11 away from home” on your resumé, and…
Syracuse hosted the infernal Duke Blue Devils tonight and scored 53 points in the second half to storm back from an early deficit and win at the buzzer. Grayson Allen only shot 2-for-11, and Cuse senior John Gillon led all scorers with 26. Gillon, who embarrassed Jayson Tatum earlier in the game, hit a wild three in…
Former Syracuse and NBA big man Fab Melo died in his home country of Brazil yesterday at the age of 26.
Yesterday, Syracuse Post-Standard columnist Bud Poliquin wrote a piece titled “Syracuse basketball isn’t in six-week swoon; it’s more like three-year downward spiral.” Today, head coach Jim Boeheim let everyone know exactly what he thought of that.
Pittsburgh defeated Syracuse on Saturday by a score of 76-61, the highest-scoring FBS regulation game in history.
Notre Dame is playing Syracuse at the Giants’ stadium in New Jersey today, because lolNYC. It seems the NFL facility isn’t well set-up for college football, though, as the above screencap shows, and as reader Matthew shows with this photo taken onsite:
ESPN executive vice president John Wildhack, who has been with the network since its inception and was one of president John Skipper’s top lieutenants, has been named the new athletic director at Syracuse University.
This week Dwayne Alonzo “Pearl” Washington, a sensational guard at Syracuse and an 8.6 ppg three-year NBA pro died at the age of 52, of brain cancer. He was not even the most famous Pearl in NBA history, having inherited his smooth nickname by emulating his boyhood hero, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. (Come to think of it,…
Police charged former Syracuse defensive back Naesean Howard with two counts of assault after stabbings landed two current Orange players in the hospital.
Slow and steady, sometimes, goes home.
Who throws a shoe? The Syracuse Orange, who dispensed with footwear late in the first half against Virginia when freshman Tyler Lydon got tied up, later shooting—and making—a somewhat crooked three-pointer.
#25 Pitt beat Syracuse today on a last-second field goal in the Carrier Dome thanks to two rushing touchdowns by RB Qadree Ollison, who has the best name in college football. In the first play of the second half, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was laid out with this vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Pitt linebacker…
Syracuse punter Riley Dixon leapt over an LSU defender for a first down late in the first half as the Orange attempted to take a shocking lead over LSU with a fake field goal:
Syracuse beat Central Michigan 30-27 in overtime Saturday, but the Orange lost starting freshman quarterback Eric Dungey after he was injured by a hit from Chippewas linebacker Mitch Stanitzek. Dungey didn’t return to the game, and Stanitzek was ejected for targeting.
The word hero is thrown around so loosely these days. But the guy who decked a Syracuse lacrosse player who had attacked two random people, then dared the police to arrest him for knocking the guy out with a single punch? Hero. (Police did not arrest him, because he's a hero.)