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Tyler Lydon’s NBA draft journey (with new tattoo) ends tonight

Tyler Lydon had considered a new tattoo for a couple years. He and his three brothers had already made a pact to ink something significant on their bodies, to choose a theme or parts of a theme that would bind them and remind them of the importance of family. Sue Lydon set the parameters for these tattoos years ago during... more

NBA Draft: The case for picking Tyler Lydon

Tyler Lydon is headed to the NBA after two seasons at Syracuse, and he’s a near certainty to have his name called at some point in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-9 forward finished his collegiate career with per-game averages of 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He also shot 40-percent from deep while drilling 93 3-pointers. Currently,... more

Louisville’s NCAA penalties relatively light compared to ‘Cuse punishment

Part of Syracuse’s penalties from the NCAA stemmed from the late Fab Melo participating in games while ineligible during the 2011-12 season. That 2012 team made it to the Elite 8 without him. But wouldn’t we rather have just won the championship with him and dealt with the consequences later? Despite us benching him for the tournament, we got hit... more

Boeheim’s Army unveils uniforms inspired by 2003 Syracuse championship team

For the one or two of you that don’t recognize the basis for the jersey, it’s inspired by the ones worn by the 2003 National Champion Syracuse Orangemen squad. Y’know, the jerseys that we should still be wearing… No word yet on whether or not Boeheim’s Army will be selling these, but if they are, I’m sure plenty of us... more

People assume Buddy Boeheim will play for Syracuse, but it’s not a done deal

As Buddy Boeheim sinks more shots and reaches the radar of more college basketball coaches this summer, he bumps into a rising tide of speculation. People assume this son of Jim Boeheim, this 6-foot-5 teenager who is developing a reputation as someone who “shoots the lights out” according to his EYBL coach, is headed to Syracuse. College coaches ask him... more

Syracuse to reportedly open 2017-18 hoops season against Cornell in the Dome

Syracuse will host Cornell to open the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Carrier Dome, according to a tweet by CBS insider Jon Rothstein. It sets up a meeting between SU head coach Jim Boeheim and his oldest son, Cornell incoming freshman Jimmy Boeheim. Jimmy announced March 1 that he committed to the Big Red, after he averaged... more

BREMER: Orange bolster backcourt with addition of Geno Thorpe

The 2017-2018 Syracuse Men’s Basketball team filled its final open scholarship on Friday, when Geno Thorpe committed to the Orange during his visit to the Hill. Thorpe is a combo guard who averaged 15.1 points per game as a member of the University of South Florida Bulls last season. Prior to that, he spent his first two years playing at... more

Syracuse basketball to host Buffalo in non-conference schedule

UB will travel to the Carrier Dome for the first time since 2001 when the then-Orangemen took down UB 83-62. Preston Shumpert led the way with 22 points while Deshaun Williams and Kueth Duany added 17 and 16 points, respectively. Buffalo is coming off a mediocre 17-15 season after making the NCAA Tournament the previous two years. Bobby Hurley took... more

Grad transfer Geno Thorpe commits to Syracuse from USF

South Florida graduate transfer Geno Thorpe committed to Syracuse on Friday afternoon, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-4 guard visited SU Thursday before committing a day later. He chose the Orange over Pittsburgh and Seton Hall. Thorpe, who is eligible to play immediately, averaged 15.1 points and 4.6 assists for USF last season. He was the leading scorer in the... more

Syracuse to host Maryland In 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Syracuse will host Maryland in the 19th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge this winter. The game date and tip time will be released at a later date. The Terrapins were 24-9 overall and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Xavier. Coach Mark Turgeon has led Maryland to a 138-67 record and three straight NCAA Tournament berths in... more

2017 NBA Draft: Is Tyler Lydon a first-round pick? (mock draft roundup)

With the 2017 NBA Draft two weeks away, where does ex-Syracuse University basketball star Tyler Lydon find himself in the mock draft world? Most mocks we scanned have Lydon as either a first-round pick or close to it. Lydon is busy wrapping up individual workouts with NBA teams ahead of the draft. He recently worked out with the Toronto Raptors,... more

Boeheim’s Army set for Northeast Region of The Basketball Tournament

The Basketball Tournament has announced 60 teams in the 64-team field for this summer’s event, and not surprisingly, Boeheim’s Army will be among them. Now in year three, the team of former Syracuse Orange basketball players made the field via fan vote. Boeheim’s Army will enter the event in the Northeast Region, along with 15 other teams. Nine teams made... more

Jim Boeheim, Scott Shafer were Syracuse University’s highest-paid employees in 2015

Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Scott Shafer were the school’s highest-paid employees in 2015. The information was included in Syracuse’s University federal tax forms released Friday to Syracuse.com. Non-profit organizations must file and make publicly available the forms to keep their tax exemption. Boeheim received compensation worth $2.15 million in 2015, a bump from the... more

Can Frank Howard be the point guard Syracuse basketball needs?

The point guard—a position so significant that it can change the outcome of a game on its own. Whether they are creating for themselves or setting their teammates up for easy looks, the point guard is in control of how the game will go for their team. The Syracuse Orange were grateful to have a point guard who has able... more

Marek Dolezaj commits to Syracuse, becomes 4th commit in Class of 2017

Class of 2017 forward Marek Dolezaj signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Syracuse Tuesday afternoon, SU head coach Jim Boeheim announced. The Slovakian star received interest from Vanderbilt, Florida and others, but only visited SU. Dolezaj is the Orange’s fourth commit in the 2017 class. He’s ranked with four stars by Scout.com and is not ranked on... more

Six years later, Syracuse’s Carrier Dome questions remain unanswered

As Syracuse approaches a sixth year of conversation about the future of the Carrier Dome, there have been few public decisions made about the buildings planned renovations or how it will be paid for. The project hasn’t been finalized. The pursuit of public funding appears in its early stages. A contractor linked to the renovation said this week that its... more

Class of 2017 wing Jordan Tucker picks Duke over Syracuse

Duke had quietly been in contact with Tucker for a while, and told him the only way he would get an offer was if Kevin Knox went elsewhere. Well, Knox committed to Kentucky last weekend and the Blue Devils extended a scholarship offer the next day. Syracuse had been after Tucker since his sophomore year at Archbishop Stepinac. The coaching... more

Former East Carolina guard Elijah Hughes to transfer to Syracuse

Former East Carolina guard Elijah Hughes will transfer to Syracuse and have three years of eligibility starting in the fall of 2018. Hughes, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound wing from Beacon, New York, was on a visit to SU on Wednesday. He played at South Kent (Connecticut) School with SU forward Matthew Moyer before playing one season at East Carolina. He averaged... more
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