The SU quarterback, whose National Football League prospects have been on a steady rise, earned DeNenno’s respect through the quality of his questions and his willingness to listen. DeNenno was awarded a Bronze Star for heroism after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Nassib was intrigued by that experience. He was especially curious about DeNenno’s philosophy on what it means to be a leader.
2012 proved to be one of--if not the--most memorable season under Head Coach Doug Marrone. Z89's Kevin Fitzgerald breaks down Syracuse's Top 5 Moments from this past fall. What makes the list? Take a listen and find out!
Before Joe Krivak was the head football coach at the University of Maryland and developed seven future NFL quarterbacks including four who played in the Super Bowl, he was a graduate of Syracuse University, a teammate of Jim Brown and an assistant coach under Ben Schwartzwalder.
"The snowbanks," Carter recalled during a recent telephone conversation. "That was crazy, man."
Syracuse has Alcorn State coming up on December 29, which on the surface looks like a pushover game, but smart money says that coach Boeheim will have his men looking to pitch a shutout. Another struggling game like the one against Temple and heads will begin to roll, but for now, the Orange Nation should stay on the boat.
As for the predictions, most folks thing that the Mountaineers will win this game over the Orange. Both Pat Forde and Graham Watson of Yahoo! Sports predict a West Virginia Victory and Yahoo! users agree.
The presents have been opened, the carols have been sung and the eggnog is empty. All that’s left now is to analyze the matchup and try to predict the outcome. With that in mind, here are five important questions that could determine the winner of Saturday’s big game.
Ryan Nassib doesn't have the same kind of passing numbers as Geno Smith. Nor does his name carry the same weight in the context of any national discussions about the country's best quarterbacks. Know, though, that Nassib is no slouch. He will be drafted by an NFL team. He's finishing his third season as a starter. He directed the nation's No. 21 offense this season and finished 13th in individual total offense.
But as Saturday's third annual Pinstripe Bowl approaches—this time pitting Syracuse and West Virginia—the great New York City bowl experiment finds itself at a crossroads. The Yankees' plan no longer seems viable, rendered outdated by the crush of conference realignment. The game must adapt—or die.
Carter burst through a hole in the KSU defense and jetted down the near side of the field, picking up 60 yards before being tackled. "The highlight of the game was Delone when he broke out for that run. He needs some extra speed because he got caught," Merkerson said with a chuckle. "But that run, it was like, at that moment, we’re gonna win."
Quinn said the university has paid approximately 20 percent of the exit fee that will allow the Orange to leave the Big East on July 1, 2013. The remainder will be paid over a multi-year period, he said, but he said he could not give any details as to when the exit fee will be paid off completely, as "the exit agreement was confidential between the university and the Big East."
If you missed the link on our front page, SB Nation is wrapping up the year by counting down the 16 fanbases that suffered the most in 2012. I don't know where UConn ranks on that score (especially since they're only counting one sport for a school, i.e. Auburn football or UCLA basketball), but I do know the Huskies deserve to be up there.
The 1992 on-field brawl between the Orangemen (yes, they were the Orangemen back then before the sanitizing forces of PC-ness scrubbed their mascot of any offensiveness) and the Mountaineers was one of those perfect moments of formative hatred in my young life. I remember the surprising thrill of seeing the benches clear and the incredulity with which I watched referees toss WVU players one after the other as the instigator of the whole thing (Marvin Graves, in his 3rd of 7 years of eligibility) was allowed to play on.
New York Times sports contributor Zach Schonbrun joins Jon Rothstein on the Tim Brando Show to preview the Pinstripe Bowl between Syracuse and West Virginia.