Syracuse Rumors & News

  • Syracuse basketball self-imposes postseason ban this year in NCAA investigation "Syracuse University, in response to an NCAA investigation, has self-imposed a ban on its men's basketball team from postseason play this season. The university announced this afternoon that it had previously notified the NCAA of the ban as part of its pending case before the NCAA Committee on..." February 04

  • Syracuse basketball forward Chris McCullough plans to have knee surgery later this week "Chris McCullough left the Syracuse University practice facility this afternoon destined for home and a date with a New York City surgeon. McCullough, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Jan. 11 during a Carrier Dome game vs. Florida State, is hoping to have surgery on Friday, he and his..." January 29

  • Syracuse frosh Chris McCullough out for season with torn right ACL "Syracuse star freshman Chris McCullough has torn his right anterior cruciate ligament and therefore will miss the remainder of the Orange's season. The school announced the injury Monday afternoon. McCullough went down with what was clearly a very immediately painful injury during the first..." January 12

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Boeheim: Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman will not play this season "Dajuan Coleman's 2014-15 Syracuse basketball year is over before it ever started this season. "He's had some soreness and stiffness the last couple practices," SU coach Jim Boeheim said today on the ACC Conference call. "He's not going to play this year." It's been nearly a year since..." January 05

  • Jim Boeheim on rehabbing Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman: Right now, it looks like he will redshirt "Jim Boeheim is willing to allow Dajuan Coleman a couple more weeks to prove he belongs on a college basketball court this season. The Syracuse big man has been working to recover from an OATS procedure designed to regrow cartilage in his once-damaged knee. He's been steadily adding work to each..." December 23

  • Jim Boeheim Is Talking Shit About His Own Players Again "Syracuse whomped Colgate last night, and a grumpy Jim Boeheim fell back on his favorite schtick during his postgame press conference: letting everyone know that his players are not good enough to be considered lottery picks. Boeheim's harshest words were directed at freshman forward Chris..." December 23

  • Syracuse sophomore forward discusses abdominal strain that cost him two games

    College Basketball Talk "After missing Syracuse’s comfortable wins over Loyola (MD) and Holy Cross with an abdominal strain, 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Tyler Roberson made his return to the lineup Tuesday night in the Orange’s 68-65 loss to Michigan. Roberson played just 12 minutes Tuesday night, scoring five points and..." December 05

  • Syracuse guard Christian White's NCAA hardship waiver was based on family situation "Christian White, the Syracuse basketball transfer from Monmouth, has been granted a waiver to play for the Orange this season based on a family situation that required he relocate closer to home, he said. White, a walk-on point guard with two years of Division I experience, is from the..." December 05

  • NCAA investigation: Internship hours, ties between YMCA and Syracuse athletes part of inquiry "An internship program that placed Syracuse University athletes at a YMCA in Oneida is part of an inquiry into possible NCAA violations by the school's athletic department. Investigators also asked about a former YMCA employee who had exceptional access to Syracuse men's basketball players and..." November 18

  • Georgia Tech coach recuses himself from NCAA hearing because of friendship with Jim Boeheim "Bobby Cremins is a member of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, but the former Georgia Tech coach will not participate in the NCAA's hearing regarding allegations against the Syracuse University basketball program. Syracuse University officials, including basketball coach Jim Boeheim and..." October 30

  • Boeheim on DaJuan Coleman: 'If he plays, it's a bonus' "DaJuan Coleman's status for the upcoming season is very much in question. The 6-9 big man has missed significant time in each of the past two years with multiple leg inuries and now it appears there's a strong chance he may not be avaliable in 14-15. "No we haven't," Syracuse coach Jim..." October 28

  • Syracuse center Chino Obokoh will be asked to supply additional muscle in the middle "A couple weeks ago, an NBA scout sat courtside at the Melo Center and watched Syracuse's basketball team practice. Asked to describe the basketball body of one of those participants - sophomore Chino Obokoh - the scout summarized what he saw with one word: "Chiseled." Obokoh, about to start..." October 27

  • Slander lawsuit against Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reinstated "New York's Court of Appeals has ruled two former Syracuse ball boys will be allowed to sue head coach Jim Boeheim for slander, The Associated Press reports. Boeheim refuted allegations by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang in 2011 that assistant coach Bernie Fine had molested them when they were..." October 21

  • Syracuse officials to attend NCAA hearing on possible violations "Syracuse officials will attend an NCAA hearing this month as part of a multi-year inquiry into the school's athletic department, a source confirmed to on Friday. The hearing will be with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. Asked this week by a Syracuse Post-Standard reporter..." October 18

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