On Thursday, [Camille Jones'] youngest son, Chandler, is expected to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft, making her family the toughest in sports, with two defensive linemen and a champion MMA fighter. And yet she remembers when her boys barely went outside. She and her husband, Arthur Jones Jr., wanted it that way. The neighborhood was too rough. The boys weren't allowed to go to the park, to the store or to sleepovers at friends' houses. Much of their childhoods were spent together inside their own house or at the Lamb of Life Church, where Arthur Jr. was the pastor.
Tonight, Chandler Jones will likely become Syracuse’s first selection in the NFL Draft’s first round since another pass rusher, Dwight Freeney, a decade ago. It seems a foregone conclusion as Jones’s stock has skyrocketed over the past month. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has him as a top 10 prospect and the top defensive end in a class with talented edge guys.
Had Camille Jones really known what her three boys were up to, Jon might have never become a mixed martial arts champion, Art may have never become a professional football player, and the youngest, Chandler, wouldn’t be watching ESPN tonight with family and friends to see if his name is called in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The Maccabi "Bazan’’ Haifa basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League announced today the team has hired former Syracuse University associate head coach Bernie Fine as a basketball consultant.
An NCAA rule change has given coaches the opportunity to see prospects in person at AAU and travel-team events during the final two weekends of April. In the past, coaches were barred from attending such events from the end of March until early July.
Isaiah Whitehead is one of the best guard prospects in the class of 2014. He recently took some time to speak with us and update his recruiting.
Syracuse women’s basketball senior Iasia Hemingway has signed a training camp contract with the WNBA’s New York Liberty. The 5-11 forward led the Orange in scoring this season at 14.9 points per game and was named All-BIG EAST.
Bud and Brent discuss Chandler Jones and #SULaxProblems