Syracuse Rumors & News

  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim responds to Yahoo article, calls it completely 'off-base'

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned from his trip to Spain with USA Basketball and refuted a Yahoo article that portrayed the program as a propaganda piece for Duke basketball. Boeheim, sitting behind his desk at the Melo Center on Wednesday with a lunch of Pepsi and popcorn, took aim at many..." September 17

  • Former Syracuse star John Wallace's son will play basketball at Nicholls State

    Syracuse.com "John Wallace Jr., the son of the former Syracuse University great, will play basketball for Nicholls State University. Wallace Jr. spent the last two years at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game at..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Syracuse, not Kentucky, leads nation in average attendance

    College Basketball Talk "For just the second time in the last 19 years, Kentucky was not the program with the highest attendance in the country. They finished second to Syracuse, who led the nation in home attendance for the first time since 2005 with an average of 26,253 fans. Kentucky was second with 22,964 fans per..." June 19

  • Georgetown-Cuse rivalry to resume

    ESPN.com "A longstanding rivalry put on hold for a few years will make a return in the 2015-16 season, as Georgetown and Syracuse announced Tuesday that they will play a four-year home-and-home series. "We're excited to announce the renewal of the Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry," Georgetown athletic..." June 10

  • Syracuse PG Kaleb Joseph on the inevitable comparison: 'I'm not Tyler Ennis'

    Syracuse.com "Kaleb Joseph rolled his eyes when a teammate popped for an open 3-pointer instead of slipping toward the basket, then pointed to where he should have gone. Minutes later, Joseph took the ball on the wing, beat his defender with ease and sent his opponents scattering as he glided to the rim for a..." June 03

  • Top-30 Moustapha Diagne commits to Syracuse

    CBSSports.com "July is never an easy month for recruiting, as schools will bounce from city to city looking to land their next crop of studs. Several schools will have plenty of work to do during the month, but Syracuse is not one of them. The Orange already had three commitments lined up heading into June,..." June 02

  • Syracuse recruit Chris McCullough awaits qualifying score, hopes to hear soon

    Syracuse.com "Chris McCullough, the willowy forward, would have preferred to be on Syracuse's campus already. One of two acclaimed Orange 2014 basketball recruits, McCullough instead is home in the Bronx, awaiting results of two standardized tests that will qualify him to play as a college..." May 28

  • Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft

    SI - NCAAB - One and One "Syracuse forward Jerami Grant plans to announce he’s heading to the NBA draft, his father Harvey told SI.com on Monday. Grant is the second Syracuse underclassmen to declare for the 2014 draft, as point guard Tyler Ennis declared soon after the season ended. Syracuse departing senior C.J. Fair..." April 14

  • An NCAA ruling might cost Syracuse center Chino Obokoh a year of eligibility

    Syracuse.com "Chinonso Obokoh, Syracuse's freshman center, has lost a year of college basketball eligibility because the NCAA ruled that his Rochester high school improperly classified him as a student when he arrived from Nigeria. At issue, essentially, is how many years Obokoh spent in high school. He came..." April 10

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBSSports.com "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Tyler Ennis leaving Syracuse to enter NBA draft

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse University freshman Tyler Ennis will enter the NBA draft. "I'd like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse," said Ennis in a statement released by SU athletics. "I feel..." March 27

  • Orange crushed, Dayton upsets Syracuse 55-53

    DaytonFlyers.com "The Dayton Flyers became the biggest Cinderella story in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. With a stop as time expired, the Flyers upset the No. 12/14 Syracuse Orange 55-53 to earn their first spot in the Sweet Sixteen since 1984. Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers with 14 points and six rebounds, while..." March 23

  • Syracuse harasses Western Michigan into turnovers, poor shooting in 77-53 win

    Syracuse.com "The mistakes came with astonishing, alarming regularity. Passes sailed into the photographers' row at the First Niagara Center. Swarming Syracuse hands tapped balls into the hands of eager, awaiting teammates. Sometimes, all a Syracuse player needed to do was wait until a Western Michigan player..." March 20

  • Ennis out to lead Syracuse to title — as Melo, McNamara did

    New York Post "The Kid shows up on the cover of Sports Illustrated now, with a former Syracuse alum named Carmelo Anthony, on the eve of his first March Madness game Thursday against Western Michigan, beneath a line that reads: Can Tyler Ennis Match Melo’s Freshman Title Magic? So Tyler Ennis is asked whether..." March 20

  • Broncos Set For NCAA Stage vs. Syracuse

    WMUBroncos.com "QUICK NOTES This will be the third-ever meeting between the Broncos and the Orange, with Syracuse holding a 2-0 edge in the series This will be the fourth-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Broncos, as well as their sixth game; they hold a 2-3 record in the Big Dance, with..." March 19

  • Syracuse could benefit from better defense in NCAA tournament

    Syracuse.com "The oft-repeated line that defense wins championships might or might not be completely accurate. But in Syracuse's case, stingy defense in the NCAA tournament has allowed the Orange to conquer and advance. Last year, a Syracuse team that was as challenged on the offensive end as this year's..." March 19

  • NC State Wolfpack survive late threat by Syracuse Orange

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When NC State (21-12) finally got some breaks it had been eagerly anticipating all season to knock off No. 11 Syracuse (27-5), it wasn't going to apologize. Particularly not if that good fortune helps get the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament. After NC State emerged on the right side of a..." March 15

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBSSports.com "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Syracuse basketball ventures into first ACC Tournament

    Boston Herald "Jim Boeheim has known from the start of Syracuse’s venture into the Atlantic Coast Conference that the Orange will always be considered “outsiders” along Tobacco Road. There’s not much the Orange can do to change that perception from the ACC fan base, which is located primarily south of the..." March 11

  • Syracuse 74, Florida St. 58

    ProSportsDaily "C.J. Fair totaled 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals as the visiting Orange wrapped up their regular season by topping the Seminoles. Syracuse (27-4, 14-4 ACC) badly needed this win after losing four of its previous five games and will be the No. 2 seed in the ACC tournament. Tyler Ennis..." March 10

  • Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. The 15 finalists are: (Players listed in alphabetical order) Kyle Anderson (UCLA) Cleanthony Early..." March 08

  • Lifelong Syracuse fan receives special gift days before her 100th birthday

    College Basketball Talk "Birthdays are special events, with people having the opportunity to celebrate their life to that point in time. Just as important as the day itself are the moments, whether it’s a message from a friend or family member or a present that is worth much more than its monetary value. Longtime..." March 08

  • Syracuse needs Trevor Cooney to break out of shooting slump

    Syracuse.com "Jim Boeheim doesn't look at Trevor Cooney's game-by-game numbers. Trevor Cooney said he's not likely to look at the film from his recent games. Why bother? Both Boeheim and Cooney already know what the stat sheet and video hold. Cooney, Syracuse's 3-point shooting specialist, hasn't exactly..." March 06

  • Syracuse recruit Kaleb Joseph leads Cushing Academy to NEPSAC championship

    Syracuse.com "Kaleb Joseph had just realized his life-long dream. He had signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Syracuse University. And now he was a little lost. "He's an incredibly thoughtful kid,'' Barry Connors, Joseph's coach at Cushing Academy, said. "He has a tendency to sometimes..." March 06

  • Why Syracuse will lose to a No. 15 seed

    USA Today "After another head-scratching loss on Tuesday, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told reporters, "If you play well, seeding doesn't matter." The Orange have lost four of five — the latest a 67-62 home setback vs. ACC basement club Georgia Tech. Boeheim's logic makes perfect sense, but we all know..." March 06

  • Georgia Tech wins stunner over No. 7 Syracuse

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A season that has been rife with disappointment, injuries, self-inflicted wounds reached an undeniable and unbelievable zenith Tuesday night. Georgia Tech, losers of its past four games and owners of a No. 172 RPI ranking between noted powers Wofford and Oral Roberts, scored the biggest victory..." March 05

  • No. 12 Virginia Powers Past No. 4 Syracuse, Claims ACC Title

    VirginiaSports.com "Malcolm Brogdon scored eight of his career-high 19 points during a decisive second-half run and No. 12 Virginia clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by beating No. 4 Syracuse 75-56 on Saturday. Akil Mitchell added 12 points and nine rebounds and Mike Tobey and..." March 02

  • Tyler Ennis may not declare, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis has seen his NBA Draft stock rise throughout his freshman campaign and may have played his way into a lottery selection. However, Basketball Insiders scribe Alex Kennedy cites "a number of scouts" as saying the young prospect may return to Syracuse for a sophomore..." February 28

  • Jim Boeheim, Syracuse the talk of the ACC ahead of showdown at Virginia

    Washington Post "Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross first heard the story from sports information director Pete Moore on Monday night at Comcast Center, outside the visitor’s locker room moments after another win. Longtime Coach Jim Boeheim had just refused ESPN’s postgame request for an interview after a..." February 28

  • McDermott, Parker, Wiggins among 10 players still on Naismith list

    CBSSports.com "The Atlanta TipOff Club on Friday announced the 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy. Listed alphabetically, they are: Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) Nick Johnson (Arizona) Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati) Doug McDermott (Creighton) Shabazz Napier (Connecticut)..." February 28

  • Jim Boeheim admits his on-court tirade at Duke 'went too far'

    CBSSports.com "Four days removed from his first career ejection in a regular season game, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim copped to going "too far" in his on-court tirade at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Boeheim's double technical foul had him tossed with 10.4 to go in Syracuse's 66-60 loss at Duke Saturday night. At the..." February 26

  • Orange escapes with 57-55 win over Maryland to end two-game losing streak

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse's meltdown almost went nuclear. Syracuse had squandered almost all of a 12-point lead in the last six minutes, giving Maryland two chances to win or tie the game in the final seconds. Syracuse, which had won its first 25 games of the season, was looking at the prospect of a..." February 25

  • Tony Greene discusses ejecting Jim Boeheim

    SI.com "A basketball referee is never going to be praised or loved. The best he can hope for is to go unnoticed. That, however, was not an option for veteran official Tony Greene, whose life was temporarily upended Saturday night when he ejected Jim Boeheim in the final seconds of Syracuse's 66-60 loss..." February 24

  • Jim Boeheim's act isn't funny; just imagine if a player acted that way

    CBSSports.com "Jim Boeheim thinks it's funny. His flip-out, his freak-out, the way he drew two technical fouls and an ejection with 10.2 seconds left in a two-point game, costing his team any chance it had at a late rally. He thinks it's hilarious. And Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski thinks it's great. One..." February 24

  • Duke works past Syracuse, holds on amid wild finish

    CBSSports.com "The rematch of one of college basketball's best games of the season ended with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim ejected after he charged onto the court to argue a block/charge call. Rodney Hood scored 13 points and drew that game-changing charging call that helped No. 5 Duke beat No. 1 Syracuse..." February 23

  • X Factor: Duke basketball vs. Syracuse

    The Duke Chronicle "The Blue Devils take on the Orange of Syracuse at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Before every basketball game, we’ll break down a player on each team who could be the difference-maker in the upcoming contest. Duke: forward Amile Jefferson Jefferson has struggled offensively in his past..." February 22

  • Syracuse basketball attempts to put BC loss aside and focus on Duke

    Syracuse.com "It had been more than 10 months since Syracuse players lost a basketball game. Not since Michigan eliminated the Orange from national title contention last April had SU players experienced defeat. Orange players greeted reporters in the trauma of Wednesday's Boston College loss with honest..." February 20

  • Syracuse will finish season with toughest set of games in the country

    Syracuse.com "The Syracuse basketball team won its first 25 games this season, but the Orange couldn't have picked a worse time to lose its first game. Syracuse suffered a 62-59 overtime defeat against Boston College on Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse still owns a 25-1 record. Only one..." February 20

  • Boston College stuns No. 1 Syracuse 62-59 in OT

    Boston Herald "Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse, 62-59, last night in Syracuse, N.Y., ending the Orange’s unbeaten season. Boston College (7-19, 3-10 Atlantic..." February 20

  • It's Time to Move Tyler Ennis into the Elite Group of 2014 NBA Draft Prospects

    Bleacher Report "Tyler Ennis has been delivering for Syracuse since Day 1, but it has taken a while for the point guard's NBA draft stock to catch up. If you haven't placed him right alongside the cream of the crop in the 2014 draft class, you're doing something wrong. This kid truly belongs among the elite..." February 19

  • Undefeated Syracuse Playing with Fire After Consecutive Last-Second Wins

    Bleacher Report "Perfection looks a lot more like 20-5 to Jim Boeheim. On Saturday night after another close call, this one won 56-55 on a C.J. Fair breakaway layup in the final seconds, the man in charge of the No. 1 team in the nation was hardly beaming like he was days earlier when Tyler Ennis hit the shot..." February 19

  • College Basketball Caucus: What's the key ingredient for Syracuse?

    USA Today "Once a week, USA TODAY Sports asks its network of college basketball experts to analyze the biggest topics around the country. This week, the panel takes a look at undefeated Syracuse and examines what the secret ingredient is behind the Orange's success. Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Sports:..." February 19

  • No. 1 Syracuse goes down at home to BC, first loss of season

    CBSSports.com "And then there was one. Syracuse, one of the nation's two remaining unbeatens, dropped its first game of the season on Wednesday night, falling to Boston College, 62-59. With the Orange losing, Wichita State is the last unbeaten team left in college basketball. This was a..." February 19

  • Syracuse continues to find a way to win with stunner over North Carolina State

    Syracuse.com "For so long on Saturday night, it was like watching the sun set in the east, like seeing geese flying north for the winter. The Syracuse University Orange, which would shoot 35 percent from the field, was struggling. No, wait. With its Big Three of C.J. Fair, Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney on..." February 16

  • Moussa Keita could return to basketball action against Boston College

    Syracuse.com "Baye Moussa Keita came out for pregame warmups on Saturday night. He wore a sleek brace on his sprained right knee. He took some shots, he worked the layup line with his fellow forwards and centers. But when the game tipped vs. North Carolina State in the Carrier Dome, Keita was once again a..." February 16

  • Syracuse's Baye Moussa Keita could return to basketball action against Boston College

    Syracuse.com "Baye Moussa Keita came out for pregame warmups on Saturday night. He wore a sleek brace on his sprained right knee. He took some shots, he worked the layup line with his fellow forwards and centers. But when the game tipped vs. North Carolina State in the Carrier Dome, Keita was once again a..." February 16

  • Ennis keeps Syracuse unbeaten with 3-pointer at buzzer to beat Pittsburgh, 58-56

    Syracuse.com "The Syracuse Orange, improbably, remains undefeated. Syracuse, which had trailed for almost the entire game, stunned the Pittsburgh Panthers and a capacity crowd at the Petersen Events Center as Tyler Ennis drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for a 58-56 victory here on Wednesday..." February 13

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