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Tyus Battle signs with Jay-Z’s agency ahead of NBA Draft

Tyus Battle signs with Jay-Z’s agency ahead of NBA Draft
Former Syracuse basketball player Tyus Battle has signed an agreement with Roc Nation, a division of entertainer and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company. Battle, a 6-foot-6 guard, previously announced that he would enter this year’s NBA draft. Battle led Syracuse in scoring each of the last two seasons. Battle made the announcement on Tuesday on his Twitter page… Blessed to... more

Before basketball, Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse golf team

Before basketball, Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse golf team
When Jim Ganotis arrived at Syracuse, he thought about joining the golf team. Ganotis was a quality golfer on the junior level, and he wanted to keep playing at the college level. He went to Manley Field House to talk with the team’s young coach, Jim Boeheim. “I’m glad you came,” Ganotis recalled Boeheim saying. “We have a tournament tomorrow.... more

Is Nike trying to hint at a Syracuse Athletics rebrand?

Is Nike trying to hint at a Syracuse Athletics rebrand?
Just last week, we were talking about the impending deal between Nike and the Syracuse Orange that hopefully gets us some new branding (and uniforms). Now, we may have seen the first signs of movement on such an agreement. As you may recall around this time last year, Nike changed its college gear homepage and Syracuse’s logo was no longer... more

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no plans to retire, no end-game strategy

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no plans to retire, no end-game strategy
In the years leading up to Jim Boeheim’s appointed retirement at the end of the 2017-18 season, opposing coaches used the countdown as a negative recruiting pitch. “A lot of coaches said, ‘You don’t want to go there because he won’t be coaching there,’’’ Boeheim said. “And all those coaches are gone. They’re all gone.’’ Now 74 years old, Boeheim... more

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’

Carrier Dome Managing Director says project has ‘officially begun’
The highly anticipated project to renovate the Carrier Dome in Syracuse is now underway. This is Phase One of the project, which includes most notably a replacement of the air-inflated Carrier Dome roof. Dome Managing Director and Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala says, “The project in my mind has officially begun.” Already buck hoists are... more

6’11 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse basketball

6’11 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse basketball
The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball center position figures to intrigue more than nearly any on the roster after Paschal Chukwu’s departure. On Friday, the Orange landed a potential replacement for the 7-foot-3 shot-blocker that helped anchor SU’s top-tier defense for two seasons. Jesse Edwards, of the IMG Academy in Florida, has committed to Syracuse according to Syracuse.com. The currently unrated... more

NBA scouts size up Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett

NBA scouts size up Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett
Tyus Battle, Syracuse’s best player over the past two seasons, has played his final game at SU. While unlikely, forward Oshae Brissett may have, too. He will reportedly test the NBA Draft waters. The Daily Orange spoke with several NBA scouts for their analysis of the Orange’s top two talents over the past two seasons. The NBA scouts requested to... more

Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett to test NBA Draft waters, per report

Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett to test NBA Draft waters, per report
We already knew that the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team was undergoing a lot of change this offseason. With Frank Howard and Paschal Chukwu graduating and Tyus Battle declaring for the NBA Draft, SU already had to replace a lot. They may need to replace more still, following the news on Thursday that Oshae Brissett will be testing the NBA... more

Syracuse tournament run ends in second round at the hands of the Jackrabbits

Orange women and Jackrabbits will tip at 7 pm Monday on ESPN
The Orange’s season came to an end in an electrifying battle from start to finish. The third-seeded Syracuse women’s basketball team lost 75-64 to sixth-seeded South Dakota State (28-6) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Monday night inside the Carrier Dome. The loss concludes the Orange’s season, as Syracuse finishes its 2018-19 campaign with a 25-9 overall record,... more

Jim Boeheim’s legacy immortalized in Lyons

Jim Boeheim’s legacy immortalized in Lyons
In the downstairs bathroom of Jim Boeheim’s childhood home, the old tub looks like a casket. Inside are cleaning supplies for the funeral home. The bathroom’s original wallpaper hasn’t changed. The marble countertops are still there, the piping still exposed, just as it was when Boeheim occupied the space. Down the hallway, the living room — a fireplace, a table... more

Tyus Battle should be remembered for his willingness to take, and make, clutch shots

Tyus Battle should be remembered for his willingness to take, and make, clutch shots
I may never see Syracuse’s chancellor, Kent Syverud, jump up and down ever again. But three rows in front of my spot on press row on Dec. 8, that’s what I witnessed. Tyus Battle pulled up at the right elbow and buried a game-winning jumper to beat SU’s long-time rival, Georgetown. Syverud hopped in celebration, and Syracuse Director of Athletics... more

ONE & DONE: Hot shooting Baylor ends Syracuse season in Salt Lake City (full coverage)

ONE & DONE: Hot shooting Baylor ends Syracuse season in Salt Lake City (full coverage)
The Syracuse (20-14, 10-8 ACC) basketball team was edged by Baylor (20-13, 10-8 Big 12), 78-69, Thursday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, drawing the 2019 season to a close. The 20 wins mark the fifth 20+ win season in the last seven years for the Orange. Elijah Hughes had a career night with a personal-best 25... more

UPDATE: Frank Howard suspended indefinitely from Syracuse basketball team; sources cite failed drug test

Frank Howard suspended indefinitely from Syracuse basketball team
Syracuse will play their opening round game of the 2019 NCAA tournament on Thursday night, and potentially the entire tournament if they advance, without senior point guard Frank Howard as the school announced that he’s been suspended indefinitely. Now, sources say the suspension was due to a failed drug test. THE DAILY ORANGE REPORTS THAT THE SUSPENSION WAS DUE TO... more

First look at Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opponent, Baylor

First look at Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opponent, Baylor
The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is up against the Baylor Bears in the first round of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Gripe all you want about the late tip-off-time (though I certainly won’t), but Baylor actually presents one of the better matchups of SU’s possible opponents going into Selection Sunday. So for that, I’d say I’m pretty happy about it... more

Syracuse WBB earns No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament

Syracuse WBB earns No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament
By earning a No. 3 seed, Syracuse will act as a host team and play games in the Carrier Dome up until the Sweet 16 round. They will host Fordham, No. 6 South Dakota State, and No. 11 Quinnipiac for the first two rounds before the tournament shifts to larger regions, and in Syracuse’s case, potentially to Portland, Ore. for... more

Syracuse #8 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play Baylor on Thursday night

Syracuse #8 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play No. 9 seed Baylor
Syracuse has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Orange (20-13, 10-8) will be an eight seed and take on nine seed Baylor (19-13, 10-8 Big 12) in the round of 64 on Thursday at 9:57 pm EST in Salt Lake City, Utah. Syracuse has been an eight seed once before in its NCAA Tournament history, losing in... more

Syracuse exits ACC Tournament with 84-72 loss to Duke

Syracuse exits ACC Tournament with 84-72 loss to Duke
A career-night for senior Frank Howard wasn’t enough to push Syracuse (20-13) past #5/5 Duke Thursday night, falling 84-72 in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament. Howard put up a career-best 28 points on an 11-of-20 performance from the floor while combining with Buddy Boeheim and Oshae Brissett for 52 of the Orange’s 72 points. Howard recorded four 3-pointers... more
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