Syracuse Rumors & News

  • You Should Be Worried About Syracuse’s Guard Situation

    Orange Fizz "A month ago Syracuse fans couldn’t have been happier about the state of its basketball. The team that was once a three-time loser to Pitt had made it all the way to the Final Four, and the Orange was supposed to be even better next season despite losing its two senior leaders. New talent was..." May 19

  • Syracuse basketball's Malachi Richardson signs with agent; will stay in NBA draft "Malachi Richardson will not return to Syracuse University next season. Richardson has decided to remain in the NBA draft and will sign with an agent, according to a source. The source said that Richardson will sign with Stephen Pina of ASM Sports. The ASM Sports agency includes former..." May 16

  • Syracuse's Richardson seeking 1st-round promise to stay in draft

    The Score "A few magic words and Malachi Richardson is bound for the pros. The Syracuse freshman told Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman at the NBA draft combine Thursday that he'll keep his name in the 2016 NBA Draft if he receives a guarantee that he'll be selected in the first round. Richardson,..." May 13

  • Syracuse's Richardson, Kansas' Diallo will remain in 2016 NBA Draft

    The Score "A couple of big names have decided to end their college careers after one season, and will be remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft. Syracuse's Malachi Richardson and Kansas' Cheick Diallo both told teams during interviews at the NBA Combine on Friday that they have decided to stay in the draft,..." May 13

  • Kearney grad Obokoh transfers to St. Bonaventure from SU

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "After two seasons playing for the Syracuse University men's basketball team, Bishop Kearney graduate Chinonso Obokoh will officially transfer to St. Bonaventure University next season. Over the course of his two seasons with the Orange, the 6-foot, 9-inch center/forward from Nigeria averaged..." May 08

  • Renewing A Great Rivalry: UConn Men Will Play Syracuse At Madison Square Garden Dec. 5

    Hartford Courant "The UConn-Syracuse men's basketball rivalry has been renewed. There will be a game between the Huskies and Orange at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 5. And they could make this a regular event. The schools, longtime rivals in the old Big East, have been talking about playing as..." May 04

  • Syracuse basketball gets commitment from Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon "John Gillon, a graduate transfer from Colorado State University, has committed to Syracuse, he confirmed on Sunday. Gillon, a 6-foot point guard, talked to while making a connection in Chicago after visiting the Syracuse University this weekend. The Houston, Texas, native chose..." May 01

  • Boeheim thinks Malachi Richardson should return to Syracuse "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim talked with media members briefly before his annual charity gala on Saturday night, touching briefly upon the most pressing topic within the Syracuse basketball program. Earlier in the afternoon the news broke that freshman guard Malachi Richardson had been invited to..." May 01

  • Cuse legend Pearl Washington loses battle with brain tumor, dies at 52

    CBS Sports "One of the most famous players in Big East history, and perhaps the most well-known, beloved Syracuse player ever -- Dwayne "Pearl" Washington -- died on Wednesday, according to his family. He was 52. Washington battled a brain tumor since last summer, when he was first diagnosed with the..." April 20

  • Malachi Richardson entering name in the NBA Draft, not signing with agent "Syracuse basketball freshman Malachi Richardson will enter his name in the NBA draft but is not signing with an agent, the school announced on Monday. Richardson, a 6-7 wing, averaged 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a freshman. He started all 37 games for the Orange. Richardson..." April 19

  • Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, according to AAU coach "Former Syracuse point guard Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, his former AAU coach Vin Pastore said in a text message. The Bluejays, who play in the Big East Conference, serve as a strong landing spot for Joseph, who went from full-time starter to benched during his sophomore..." April 11

  • One gambler can reap $100K if Syracuse wins it all

    USA Today "Few have more at stake on the outcome of Final Four than the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. In mid-January, a unidentified bettor wagered $100 at 1,000-to-1 odds that Syracuse would win national college basketball championship, said Jay Kornegay, vice president of Westgate’s race and sports..." April 02

  • Final Four runs by UNC and Syracuse worth at least $12.8 million to ACC

    CBS Sports "The ACC's dominant run in this NCAA Tournament will earn the conference about an extra $3.6 million in next year's payout. Over the next six years, the Final Four runs by North Carolina and Syracuse will be worth at least $12.8 million to the ACC. Meanwhile, the SEC and Pac-12 now annually trail..." April 01

  • Boeheim still miffed by 'cheating' link with Cuse

    ESPN "One word still doesn't sit well with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim when it comes to the sanctions levied by the NCAA on his Orange program: cheating. Asked about the penalties Syracuse endured this season en route to its trip to this weekend's Final Four, Boeheim said there's a difference between..." April 01

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reaffirms his plans to retire after 2 more seasons "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim reiterated that he plans to retire after the next two basketball seasons and disputed the the idea that he'd been ambiguous about it during recent interviews. Boeheim, speaking during a press conference in advance of Saturday's Final Four game against North..." March 31

  • Final Four sets up clash of styles, storylines

    SI "This week, the NCAA will punish North Carolina and Syracuse for scandals by asking them to miss at least two more days of class to focus on basketball. Not playing basketball. Promoting basketball. There are open practices to hold, and of course there are press conferences to conduct, during..." March 28

  • Syracuse storms back to beat Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jim Boeheim could not remember a better comeback in Syracuse history. If anyone would know, it is Boeheim. At 71 years old, he is in his 40th year coaching the program. Yet even Boeheim was surprised by the Orange's wild rally for a 68-62 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on..." March 27

  • Syracuse sends Middle Tennessee packing

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The roll call of No. 15 seeds that reached the Sweet 16 remains at one. However, the list of Atlantic Coast Conference teams in this year's NCAA Tournament regional semifinals expanded to a record six. In an unlikely second-round matchup of No. 10 and No. 15 seeds,..." March 20

  • Syracuse makes statement in rout of Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Why is Syracuse in the field? How does a team lose five of its last six and still make it? What was the selection committee thinking? The Orange answered everyone's questions Friday with a dominant second half in a first round Midwest Region beatdown of Dayton. Freshman..." March 18

  • Pittsburgh 72, Syracuse 71

    The Sports Xchange "Guard James Robinson's steal and layup with 1:02 remaining broke a tie and helped lift Pittsburgh to a 72-71 victory against Syracuse in the ACC tournament's second round Wednesday afternoon at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. After the go-ahead basket, Robinson's jumper on the next..." March 09

  • Boeheim hopes NCAA committee will consider his suspension in selection process

    The Score "Syracuse squandered a big opportunity to boost its NCAA tournament resume Wednesday, narrowly losing to Pitt 72-71. But that doesn't mean Jim Boeheim is done campaigning for his team. The legendary coach missed nine games during the season due to an NCAA suspension for various infractions. The..." March 09

  • Florida State 78, Syracuse 73

    The Sports Xchange "Florida State and Syracuse are both hoping for a bid to the NCAA Tournament, but it was the Seminoles who boosted their chances Saturday with a 78-73 win against the Orange at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla. The win avenged 85-72 rout Feb. 11 by the Orange in New York...." March 05

  • No. 8 Tar Heels overcome stress, Orange for win

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tension and stress were playing a role for No. 8 North Carolina on Monday night. Good thing for the Tar Heels that they had their share of points off rebounds and other clutch plays down the stretch. Forward Brice Johnson scored 14 points, including a key basket..." February 29

  • Syracuse 75, North Carolina State 66

    The Sports Xchange "Syracuse senior guard Michael Gbinije scored a career-high 34 points on Senior Day as the Orange defeated North Carolina State 75-66 Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game before 27,141 fans at the Carrier Dome. Gbinije shot 11-for-18 overall and 8-for-13 from 3-point range as he..." February 27

  • Syracuse senior Dajuan Coleman on next year: "I'm definitely coming back'' "Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman is a senior. Syracuse's game against North Carolina State on Saturday is the Orange's final home game of the season, which is the annual Senior Day. But Coleman will not be participating in the Senior Day ceremonies. He will not be introduced prior to the game..." February 25

  • Pittsburgh 66, Syracuse 52

    The Sports Xchange "Jamel Artis had 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Pittsburgh defeated Syracuse 66-52 at the Carrier Dome Saturday. The Panthers outscored the Orange 19-7 down the stretch. Artis, a forward, had 16 points in the second half to trigger the Pitt surge. Guard James Robinson had 13 in the..." February 20

  • No. 18 Louisville rebounds to beat Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Don't get bitter, get better. Sounds like a coaching cliche, but it turned out to be the motivation No. 18 Louisville needed after consecutive road losses to Duke and Notre Dame. The Cardinals ran off and hid from Syracuse in the second half Wednesday night, turning..." February 17

  • Syracuse 75, Boston College 61

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Tyler Lydon scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as Syracuse continued its march toward an NCAA berth with its fifth straight win, scoring a 75-61 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over woeful Boston College on Sunday at Boston. The Orange (18-8, 8-5 ACC) went on a 21-4..." February 14

  • Jim Boeheim says Coach K skipped handshake line to yell at Duke students

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Considering the Duke lost its third game in row to Syracuse, 64-62, Monday night with a questionable no-call at the end of the game, the world just assumed Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski was being a poor sport when he skipped a portion of the postgame handshake line. But that isn’t what..." January 19

  • Jim Boeheim was right when he said his Syracuse basketball team 'will be fine' "It was Joaquin Andujar, the dearly-departed big-league pitcher, who was always quick to describe the unexpected, the unforeseen, the unexplainable, with what he considered one word. Youneverknow. Well, that works in this snowy town on this winter day, doesn't it? The Syracuse University..." January 19

  • NCAA will count Syracuse's self-imposed scholarship loss

    Sporting News - NCAAB "With coach Jim Boeheim finally back on the sidelines, Syracuse received even more good news Tuesday: The school reported that the NCAA ruled that the basketball program can begin serving its scholarship penalties this year. Since the Orange are three scholarships under the NCAA's normal limit..." January 12

  • Inside College Hoops: Can Jim Boeheim's return turn Syracuse around?

    CBS Sports "It's not necessarily the best game of the weekend. But the most interesting situation this weekend, for sure, will originate at the Carrier Dome, where Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim returns from a nine-game suspension levied by the NCAA to coach the Orange against North Carolina. So will Boeheim's..." January 09

  • NCAA upholds 9-game ban for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim

    ESPN "The NCAA on Thursday denied Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim's appeal to eliminate his nine-game suspension for NCAA infractions, but it agreed to move the ban to the nonconference season. The Hall of Fame coach will begin serving the suspension effective at midnight before the Orange's game..." December 03

  • Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship per year in NCAA appeal, still must vacate wins "The Syracuse basketball team will get one scholarship back per year over the next four seasons after winning its appeal of the NCAA Committee on Infractions decision, the school announced Wednesday. It's a victory that could provide a significant boost to the basketball team over the next three..." November 25

  • Jim Boeheim: No word on appeal, suspension 'excruciating punishment

    CBS Sports "Jim Boeheim has put an appeal in with the NCAA regarding his nine-game punishment to start the ACC schedule, in the middle of the 2015-16 season. On Wednesday, at ACC media day, Boeheim discussed the NCAA's harsh measures against him and the Syracuse program. For the moment, Boeheim is still..." October 29

  • Jim Boeheim 'probably' won't continue as USA Basketball assistant under Popovich "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named the next head coach of the USA Basketball men's national team on Friday and will replace Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski after the 2016 Olympics. Krzyzewski will coach through the 2016 Rio Olympics, along with a staff that includes Syracuse coach..." October 26

  • Jim Boeheim says he's not filing new appeal, won't comment on ESPN report "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim said today he is not filing another appeal with the NCAA to alter his nine-game suspension based on the punishment the NCAA recently handed down to SMU basketball coach Larry Brown. ESPN reported, citing an unnamed source, that Boeheim would appear before..." October 01

  • Jim Boeheim on Syracuse basketball season, retirement, Kiss Cam "On a sunny September morning, Jim Boeheim had answered questions about his involvement in a student apartment project and reporters, naturally, pointed the Syracuse basketball coach toward the 2015-16 season. During the course of that conversation, Boeheim uttered these words: "I only go one..." September 25

  • Boeheim: 'Could interpret' NCAA making an example of Syracuse

    ESPN "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Tuesday that the NCAA's sanctions against him and the basketball program are excessive and "you could interpret it that" the NCAA is making an example of Syracuse to warn other schools against cheating. In an interview with ESPN, Boeheim said he doesn't think he..." September 16

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    BREAKING: Moustapha Diagne will not attend Syracuse University this fall, instead enrolling in a 2-year school. #OrangeNation

  • Syracuse basketball player Michael Gbinije makes Nigeria national team "Michael Gbinije, the Syracuse University basketball guard, will play for the Nigeria national team in the upcoming FIBA AfroBasket 2015 tournament. Gbinije said in a message today that he made the Nigerian team. He has been training with the team since late July. The Nigerians moved their..." August 13

  • Syracuse, Jim Boeheim settle slander lawsuit with Bobby Davis, Mike Lang "Syracuse University and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim have settled the slander lawsuit filed by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, the school announced on Thursday. The slander lawsuit stemmed from Boeheim calling the two men liars who were out to get money in the aftermath of the Bernie Fine..." August 08

  • 5-star guard Tyus Battle commits to Syracuse

    SB Nation "Less than a month after reneging on a commitment to Michigan, five-star guard Tyus Battle has decided to play for Syracuse, he informed Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Battle, a 6'6 guard who is ranked No. 14 on Rivals and No. 27 on ESPN among prospects in the class of 2016, told ESPN that he chose..." July 13

  • Former San Diego State signee Brodricks Jones trims list to four

    College Basketball Talk "In late June forward Brodricks Jones, who was expected to be a key piece down the line for San Diego State, surprised some people when he requested to be released from his National Letter of Intent. Jones, a four-star 6-foot-9 power forward, hasn’t lacked for attention since reopening his..." July 13

  • Reports: Michigan State transfer target Paschal Chukwu commits to Syracuse

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's latest reported transfer target is headed elsewhere. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center transferring from Providence, has committed to Syracuse, according to reports from CBS Sports and The Daily Orange. The commitment comes on the heels of a weekend visit. Michigan State was..." June 29

  • Hopkins Formally Named Men's Basketball Head-Coach Designate "Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced he has formally named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins as head coach-designate. Hopkins will succeed Coach Jim Boeheim following the 2017-18 men's basketball season. In March, Boeheim announced that he will retire in three..." June 26

  • Syracuse basketball senior Michael Gbinije on playing point guard and 'just getting buckets' "Michael Gbinije, already graduated from Syracuse University, is spending this summer home in Virginia preparing for his senior season of college basketball. Gbinije, who recently turned 23, has been bouncing between Washington, D.C., and North Carolina playing basketball and working on his..." June 18

  • Ron Patterson to transfer to IUPUI

    Indianapolis Star "Former Broad Ripple standout Ron Patterson is coming home. A one-time IU recruit, Patterson spent the past two seasons with Syracuse before announcing his decision to transfer following NCAA sanctions levied on the Orange. Patterson tweeted his intention to transfer on Sunday, though the..." April 06

  • Chris McCullough will leave Syracuse basketball to enter NBA Draft "Syracuse basketball forward Chris McCullough will declare for the NBA Draft. The news was first reported this morning by McCullough and his uncle, Andre, were not immediately available for comment. Andre McCullough said earlier this week that his nephew was considering entering..." April 02

  • Former Syracuse basketball forward B.J. Johnson plans to transfer to La Salle "B.J. Johnson is heading to LaSalle University. The former Syracuse basketball forward, whose father announced last week he would be transferring, will land at LaSalle. Johnson put out the word today on Twitter. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports initially broke the news. The move makes sense for..." March 23