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.)
Hayes McGinley, a redshirt freshman midfielder for Syracuse lacrosse, was arrested last Saturday night, March 14, and charged with two counts of second-degree harassment. Okay. But what happened to his face?
As fallout continues from the NCAA's announcement of sanctions for Syracuse, most of the fun now is in delving into the full report and pulling out the most egregious violations. Athletics staffers posing as players to email with professors was good. So is the athletics department running a full-court press to…
Dick Vitale is missing yet another UNC-Duke game tonight, having been dispatched to Louisville for tonight's battle between Virginia and the Cardinals. And Dickie V used his podium to launch into a strenuous defense of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, declaring the Orange skipper "not a cheater."
Syracuse lost by 14 to NC State today, which ends their season, given that they have banned themselves—more on that in a bit—from playing in the postseason, which includes the ACC tournament. Coach Jim Boeheim refused to address the media after the game, sending out an assistant in his place and releasing a …
The NCAA came down fairly hard on Syracuse for what it claims were years of violations, including the use of ineligible players, boosters handing out cash, and allegations that athletes had their schoolwork completed for them. It's that last one that provides for some of the most fascinating reading in the NCAA report.
The NCAA has handed down its punishment against Syracuse University for a series of self-reported violations that took place over the last decade. In the NCAA's terms, the school is being punished for failing to "control and monitor" its athletics programs, and men's head basketball coach Jim Boeheim specifically is…
Keep your eye on the ball, if you can.
The Syracuse athletic department retired the jerseys of former college basketball stars Roosevelt Bouie and Louis Orr—known in their heyday as the "Louie and Bouie Show"—at halftime of Saturday's game. Apparently, no one spell-checked the names on the jerseys, because Bouie's wasn't right.
The Syracuse men's basketball team has self-imposed a postseason ban in an attempt to punish itself for athletic department violations that the NCAA has been investigating since 2007. The ban will prevent Syracuse from playing in the ACC tournament, NCAA tournament, or NIT tournament this year, but there's no reason…
A brawl broke out in the stands at Saturday's Notre Dame-Syracuse football game. Why? Who knows. Anyway, at about the :40 mark, one man took a few punches, then popped up and knocked another guy over with one swing.