Syracuse Rumors & News

  • NCAA denies Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt's appeal for sixth season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The NCAA has denied Syracuse's appeal in an effort to get Orange quarterback Terrel Hunt a sixth season of eligibility, The Daily Orange reported Monday. Hunt, who threw for 1,638 yards and 10 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, missed all but five games of his junior season because of..." February 08

  • Syracuse football defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard, Amir Ealey dismissed from program "Syracuse football defensive ends Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard have been dismissed from the program for a violation of team policy, according to SU athletics spokesman Mike Morrison. Their dismissal comes a little more than two months after both were suspended indefinitely following a second..." February 08

  • 3-star CB Obi Eboh decommits from the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Friday decision to cancel an official visit to Austin for the second time resulted in the expected Saturday decommitment of Southlake Carroll cornerback Obi Eboh from the Texas Longhorns: The only particularly surprising part of the decision from Eboh was that he did not immediately flip..." January 25

  • Medically disqualified Syracuse QB A.J. Long transfers to Wagner

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Syracuse quarterback A.J. Long, who was medically disqualified from the team, has found a new place to play at Wagner. Because Wagner, a school on Staten Island, is an FCS program, Long will be eligible right away. He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining if he’s granted a medical..." January 18

  • Syracuse defensive lineman Ron Thompson will enter NFL Draft "Defensive end Ron Thompson will leave Syracuse one year early and enter the NFL Draft, a source told on Wednesday. The news was first reported by ESPN's Joe Schad. Thompson later confirmed his decision on Twitter. Thompson, a redshirt junior, had four forced fumbles and seven..." December 24

  • Get to know Brian Ward, Syracuse football's new defensive coordinator "As Dino Babers continues to put together his coaching staff at Syracuse, we turn to Twitter for another unofficial announcement. Sean Lewis updated his information to indicate his move to Syracuse on Monday: "Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach for your Syracuse Orange." On..." December 10

  • Ex-Syracuse coach Scott Shafer is Maryland’s new defensive coordinator

    Washington Post "Former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer has been hired as Maryland‘s defensive coordinator, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. Shafer, who was fired last month after going 14-23 in three seasons at Syracuse, is expected to be introduced by Maryland on Wednesday. He..." December 08

  • Syracuse to hire Bowling Green's Dino Babers as coach

    CBS Sports "Less than 24 hours after Dino Babers was coaching Bowling Green to a 34-14 victory over Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game, it appears he is on the verge of accepting a new job. Syracuse is planning to announce Babers as its new head coach, and the announcement could come as early..." December 05

  • Report: Bowling Green's Babers top candidate for Syracuse job after Ash withdraws

    The Score "Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash has removed his name as a candidate for the Syracuse head coaching position, according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY. The Orange were reportedly deciding between Ash and Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers to replace Scott Shafer." December 03

  • Ed Orgeron on Syracuse football head coaching job: 'My interest would be very high' "His name may or may not be on Mark Coyle's list of head-coaching candidates, but Ed Orgeron would be considered something of a people's choice guy to replace the dismissed Scott Shafer. And earlier today, Orgeron declared that he'd be more than merely intrigued to return to Central New..." November 24

  • Scott Shafer out as Syracuse coach after season finale

    ESPN "Scott Shafer, who is 13-23 in his three seasons as coach of the Syracuse Orange, will be dismissed after Saturday's season finale, the school announced Monday. Shafer is 6-17 in ACC play over that span, and the Orange are currently saddled with an eight-game losing streak after starting the..." November 23

  • Ex-Syracuse QB AJ Long will transfer, wants to keep playing football after being DQ'd at SU due to concussions "Former Syracuse quarterback AJ Long has been granted his release from SU. He intends to transfer and continue playing football at another school. Long announced the news on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot, 181-pound Long was medically disqualified due to multiple concussions two weeks..." October 28

  • Five-star TE Chris Clark will not transfer to Syracuse, according to reports "Former five-star tight end Chris Clark will not transfer to Syracuse University, according to reports from recruiting websites Scout and Rivals. According to Pittsburgh Rivals reporter Chris Peak, Syracuse chose not to honor Clark's verbal commitment from a week ago. Syracuse Scout reporter..." October 27

  • Concussions end career of Syracuse quarterback AJ Long

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Concussions have ended the football career of Syracuse quarterback AJ Long. Syracuse team physician Dr. James Tucker disqualified the sophomore after reviewing his concussion history, the school announced Tuesday. Long, a native of Bethlehem, Pa., suffered multiple concussions while at..." October 14

  • Dismissed Syracuse football player Ashton Broyld joins DT Wayne Williams at West Georgia "Former Syracuse football player Ashton Broyld has resurfaced at West Georgia after being dismissed from SU for a violation of team rules in late July. Defensive tackle Wayne Williams, who previously announced his move on Facebook, also transferred to WGU. SU head coach Scott Shafer mentioned..." October 09

  • LSU alumni chair worried Syracuse will run out of alcohol for Tigers fans

    CBS Sports "LSU coach Les Miles thinks there are several reasons why the Tigers should be ready for something different this weekend at Syracuse. While speaking to reporters on Monday, Miles mentioned the kickoff time (Noon E.T., 11 a.m. locally in Baton Rouge), the indoor environment (Carrier Dome) and the..." September 21

  • Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt has Achilles surgery, will seek sixth season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Syracuse senior quarterback Terrel Hunt underwent surgery Tuesday on his torn right Achilles tendon, coach Scott Shafer said on his teleconference (via, adding that the university has started the petition process with the NCAA to get him a sixth year of eligibility. In his first..." September 09

  • Syracuse defensive lineman Wayne Williams no longer a member of the team, granted release "Syracuse University said Tuesday that defensive lineman Wayne Williams is no longer a member of the football program and has been granted his release. In response to an inquiry from Post-Standard, Syracuse said in an e-mail that Williams intends to pursue a transfer. Williams,..." June 29

  • Syracuse clarifies that No. 44 will only be worn in a 'special circumstance'

    ESPN "Syracuse on Wednesday clarified its position on the use of the No. 44 a day after it received criticism -- including from Donovan McNabb -- after the announcement that a committee would pick players to again don the retired number. Senior vice president for public affairs Kevin Quinn told..." May 21

  • Syracuse un-retires famed 44, alum McNabb rips the move

    Fox Sports - College Football "The Syracuse football program on Tuesday ended months of speculation — and years of sometimes intense debate — by un-retiring the No. 44. The school made the announcement at a groundbreaking ceremony for Plaza 44, which will be constructed adjacent to the new Ensley Athletic Center. The plaza..." May 20

  • Syracuse Football Has Unretired No. 44, Worn By Hall Of Famers Jim Brown, Floyd Little, Heisman Winner Ernie Davis

    College Spun "At Syracuse University, it is impossible to avoid the impact of the number 44. It is in the campus zip code and all phone numbers, and hangs from the rafters of the Carrier Dome. The number became famous at SU after being worn by a trio of running backs who made six All-American first teams..." May 19

  • Syracuse football RB commit Robert Washington wants to put Orange back in national spotlight "Robert Washington heard from the college football blue bloods, perennial winners such as Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State throughout his recruitment process. But when it came time to announce his choice, the four-star SouthLake Christian (Huntersville, N.C.) Academy running back verbally..." April 27

  • Syracuse football DL Isaiah Johnson medically disqualified due to multiple concussions "Syracuse junior defensive lineman Isaiah Johnson has been medically disqualified after suffering multiple concussions, SU Athletics announced on Tuesday. "Syracuse Athletics team physician Dr. James Tucker reviewed Johnson's concussion history and has medically disqualified Johnson from further..." April 22

  • Syracuse football DE Luke Arciniega granted two more years of eligibility by NCAA "Luke Arciniega has been in a unique position this spring. With an NCAA medical redshirt request pending, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker-turning defensive end has been practicing with no guarantee of ever playing in a college football game again. But on Saturday, he posted a message on..." March 30

  • Syracuse wide receiver Quinta Funderburk granted release by school, looking to transfer "Syracuse wide receiver Quinta Funderburk has been granted his release by the university and is looking to transfer to use his final season of eligibility. Funderburk's high school coach at Oscar Smith in Virginia, Richard Morgan, said Tuesday that his former wide receiver approached him in..." March 18

  • Syracuse football DT Ryan Sloan leaves program after series of bad experiences since 2013 "Syracuse redshirt senior defensive tackle Ryan Sloan has decided to leave the program after a series of negative experiences starting in his redshirt sophomore year, he said in a series of text messages on Tuesday night. Sloan is finishing his class requirements this spring and will graduate in..." March 05

  • Syracuse football DT Marcus Coleman likely to be medically disqualified due to chronic foot injuries "Syracuse redshirt junior defensive tackle Marcus Coleman is expected to be medically disqualified after battling chronic foot issues, SU head coach Scott Shafer said on Tuesday. The decision for him to stop playing was made after Coleman "had some procedures" this winter and was unable to play..." February 26

  • Syracuse University not considering retractable roof "Syracuse University officials said this morning that while all roof options are being considered, the focus of dome renovation plans has been on a fixed roof, not on a retractable roof. A reporter misunderstood information provided Monday by Chancellor Kent Syverud. The story below..." February 03

  • Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge will enter 2015 NFL Draft, forgoing final season "Durell Eskridge will forgo his final season at Syracuse and enter the 2015 NFL Draft, he announced Tuesday afternoon in a post on Instagram. "To all my family, friends, mentors & most importantly my diehard Syracuse fans, I decided to forgo my senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. It has..." December 10

  • Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt ruled out for rest of season with fractured fibula "Syracuse redshirt junior quarterback won't play in the team's last two games as he continues to recover from a fractured fibula, SU head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly Thursday press conference. Hunt, who suffered the injury in the Orange's 28-6 loss to Louisville on Oct. 3, will finish..." November 21

  • Syracuse QB AJ Long 'highly doubtful' for Duke due to a nerve issue

    CBS Sports "It is "highly doubtful" that Syracuse starting quarterback AJ Long will play for the Orange against Duke on Saturday, Scott Shafer told reporters on Thursday. According to Shafer, Long injured his throwing arm in the loss to NC State last week but did not release the severity of the injury..." November 07

  • Syracuse loses its quarterback, makes change on coaching staff

    CBS Sports "It appears that Syracuse will be heading into its game against Florida State with a new quarterback and a new offensive coordinator. Coach Scott Schafer issued a release Monday announcing that the team was making a change to its coaching staff and that quarterback Terrel Hunt will miss four to..." October 06

  • Syracuse WR Ashton Broyld will miss 'a couple weeks' with a lower-leg injury "Syracuse will be without one of its best receivers for Saturday night's primetime game against Notre Dame. Junior Ashton Broyld will miss "a couple weeks" because of a lower-leg injury suffered during the first half of Saturday's 34-20 loss to Maryland. Surgery is not believed to be necessary,..." September 23

  • Daiquan Kelly flips commitment from Syracuse to Penn State

    SI - College Football "Three-star athlete Daiquan Kelly, who was played on both sides of the ball at Union City (N.J.) High, announced on Twitter on Sunday that he has flipped his verbal commitment from Syracuse to Penn State. Kelly also drew scholarship offers from Michigan State, Virginia and Rutgers, among other..." September 16

  • ACC will not punish Syracuse QB for punching Villanova player "Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt will not receive additional punishment after he was ejected for punching Villanova linebacker Dillon Lucas in the second quarter of SU's 27-26 double-overtime win on Friday night, an Atlantic Coast Conference spokesperson said on Tuesday. With the Orange leading..." September 03

  • Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt ejected after throwing punch

    CBS Sports "I'm guessing the 2014 season didn't start the way Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt wanted it to. With Syracuse leading Villanova 10-7 in the first quarter, Hunt was tackled and felt that a Villanova defender came in with a late hit, and then he did something stupid: he punched him." August 30

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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 09

  • Four-star recruit one of two ‘Cuse signees who fail to qualify

    College Football Talk "Unfortunately for Syracuse, the most highly-rated member of its most recent recruiting class will have to wait to make an on-field impact for the Orange. In a text message to the Syracuse Post-Standard, head coach Scott Shafer confirmed that talented wide receiver K.J. Williams failed to..." June 30

  • Syracuse football defensive tackle Eric Crume undergoes minor left knee surgery "Syracuse defensive tackle Eric Crume underwent minor surgery on his left knee last week and expects to miss two or three weeks of summer workouts, the senior said in an interview Tuesday afternoon. Crume said he had a small portion of his meniscus removed last week and arrived on Tuesday using..." June 26

  • Malik Brown says joining Syracuse football is possible after transfer from Tennessee "When Doug Marrone left Syracuse to become head coach of the Buffalo Bills last offseason, the Orange lost verbal commitment Malik Brown as well. The three-star defensive end flipped to Tennessee, citing Marrone's departure, along with that of assistants John Anselmo and Steve Morrison, as the..." June 04

  • Syracuse football caps eventful day with first verbal commit in 2015 recruiting class "Consider this the cherry on top of what has been an eventful day for Syracuse football. The Orange received its first verbal commitment for the 2015 recruiting class on Wednesday night, and like last year, it comes from a prospect in its home state. That would be Tyrone Perkins, a running..." April 17

  • Tyrone Wheatley Jr., the top recruit in New York, has Syracuse football high on his list "A snapshot of Tyrone Wheatley Jr.'s potential came during a league championship game this fall when the defensive end lined up on the nose of the center at the zero technique. As soon as the ball was snapped, Wheatley bowled over the center with such force he fell back into the quarterback and..." March 06

  • Syracuse football first to offer kicker Sterling Hofrichter for 2015 recruiting class "Syracuse has left little doubt who the top kicking specialist is on its recruiting board for 2015. Head coach Scott Shafer watched the kid hit a 55-yard field goal during a December practice in Florida, and his mind was made up. This is who he envisioned taking over the position in the near..." March 06

  • ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

    Charlotte Observer "The ACC’s football championship game will stay at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium at least through 2019, the league announced Monday. The six-year extension means Charlotte will host the game for 10 consecutive years. The ACC has played its title game in Charlotte the past four years,..." February 26

  • Former Syracuse football defensive tackle Jay Bromley ready to set the tone at NFL combine "Jay Bromley hasn't seen it yet, but he's hoping the Under Armour jersey he will wear at this month's NFL Scouting Combine will have the No. 1 on it. Bromley will be the first defensive lineman to participate in each drill by virtue of the alphabetized list of participants. The jersey number..." February 19

  • Syracuse recruit Lamar Dawson fighting life-threatening disease; enrollment likely delayed "The story of Lamar Dawson's signing day saga begins on Thanksgiving weekend when he woke up from an afternoon nap, his pillow stained with blood. "What is that?" his father asked. "I don't know," Lamar answered. His father inspected his bloodied throat, and the next morning they drove to..." February 08

  • Rob Moore leaving Syracuse to reunite with Marrone

    College Football Talk "The mini-exodus of college assistants leaving for the NFL shortly after National Signing Day continues, with Syracuse the latest to feel the brunt of a hiring by the big-boy league. The Buffalo Bills announced Thursday morning that Rob Moore has been hired as the club’s wide receivers coach...." February 06

  • Syracuse still No. 1 on list for highly regarded football recruit Steve Ishmael "One day after returning from an official visit to Cincinnati, Syracuse target Steve Ishmael was back at North Miami Beach High School. As he left his Spanish class on Monday morning, he reached into his book bag and popped on a hat from the leader in the clubhouse. It was an orange and blue..." January 28

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