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Ryan Nassib will play on Sundays, one way or another. And another class of talented women's basketball players will hoop it up for the Orange next season. That and more in the links today.
Is Ryan an immediate starter in the NFL? Probably not, but in 2-3 years, he can certainly be. Some team will draft Ryan by the third round and try to groom him into a starter. Some critics will point to his mediocre 2011 season when he suffered from happy-feet syndrome. But he has comfortable almost all season and led his team to a 5-1 finish, and fired up the troops at halftime in Tampa. Look at the maturity and growth he’s shown this fall, and the consistency he’s brought to the table. The scouts sure have.
"When I was on their campus, I felt I was at home already,'' McCullough told Mike Waters earlier this month. "They showed me the most love. I felt like I fit in there.''
Dave Rahme, football writer for The Post-Standard, on Monday morning talked with Gomez & Dave of Syracuse radio station TK99 about which bowl the Syracuse Orange might end up in.
The four-player class, consisting of 6-1 guard Tasia Butler (Waldorf, Md.), 6-4 twins Bria Day and Briana Day (Raleigh, N.C.) and 5-6 guard Alexis Peterson (Northland, Ohio), is ranked No. 10 in the country by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 12 by Blue Star Basketball Report.
Junior Russ DeRemer (Wrentham, Mass.) of the men's basketball team and junior Margot Scharfe (Toronto, Ontario) of the women's ice hockey team are the Syracuse University Orange Scholar-Athletes of the Week for the week of November 26, 2012.
Syracuse played its way into the record books throughout the 2012 season. The Orange got off to the second-best start in program history, going undefeated through 12 games before an upset loss to Massachusetts. It helped head coach Ange Bradley earn her 100th win, making her the second-fastest coach in Syracuse history to do so. The team also went 10-2 against ranked opponents, including two regular-season wins against then-top-three teams
A rematch of the 2012 national championship game between Syracuse and Northwestern highlights the 2013 schedule for the Orange women's lacrosse team. Syracuse and Northwestern will meet March 31 in Evanston, Ill.
After taming the Tigers and enjoying Thanksgiving, the Syracuse Orange then faced a Sunday afternoon game against long-time rival Colgate. In a series that dates back to 1902 and is without a Colgate victory since 1962, the Orange had to do what they've been doing: beat the Raiders. The game started slow, with Colgate sticking with Syracuse to an early 11-11 tie. But then Syracuse turned up the intensity, really started hitting shots, and pulled away big time in the second half, ultimately ending with an 87-51 victory.
Kenny puts a wrap on the Syracuse football regular season and talks SU Hoops.
I discuss the potential bowl destination for the Syracuse Orange football team and also provides some handy Syracuse fan holiday gift ideas.