Robinson, who would go on to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers, made a few visits to Syracuse while playing for the Montreal Royals. Like many other cities he played, Robinson received rough treatment during his days in the Salt City.
"We have potential to be the best team in the country," Megill said. "You've seen bright spots from our defense and tremendous bright spots in our offense. If we can put a whole game together and really click on all cylinders, we are going to be a great team going down the stretch."
Tomorrow's spring soccer match between Syracuse and Niagara United has been cancelled due to inclement weather in the region. The game has not been rescheduled.
The longtime Syracuse assistant is slowly opening up to making the jump to another job (he was a candidate at Southern Cal), with his boss -- Jim Boeheim -- looking like he's not going to retire anytime soon. Hopkins has been a Syracuse man since his playing days in the 1980s and has been on staff since 1995. He works well with big men and recruits well in the Northeast Corridor of New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia-Baltimore. He would bring instant credibility going into the Big Ten.
He liked what he saw of his new team in the NCAA Tournament, from a "chemistry" perspective. And he expects to touch base with Carter-Williams to learn the intricacies of running the Syracuse team. "He's going to be one of the guys I reach out to," Ennis said.
The 2012-13 Orange men's and women's teams are taking Syracuse Athletics to new heights. Syracuse has scored a school-best 360 points in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The success of the men's and women's basketball teams propelled Syracuse to its highest winter ranking in school history at 31. In the Fall, the Orange football, field hockey, men's cross country and men's soccer teams all scored points.
Among his beats with the Syracuse Newspapers were Syracuse University football and the Syracuse Chiefs. He’d spent the past few International League seasons serving as the official scorekeeper at Chiefs games.
A.J. Long, of Lebanon (TN) Friendship Christian School, committed to Syracuse in March over offers from Arizona and USF.
What must be on his mind is ACC basketball. Why, you say? Certainly the future of the conference appears grand with the additions of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame for next season and Louisville the year after. The ACC should rise again to become the most powerful basketball league in America.
Perry's high school coach Jason Allen describes Perry as focused and diligent, a determined football player and a student with a GPA in the mid 3s. His father is retired from the army and he grew up just outside Fort Benning in Columbus, a military home in a military community.
"Tyler plans on going there and starting. We expect him to go there and start. We feel like he’s ready," Taylor said, as he stood in the St. Benedict’s gym. "This year has been a big year for him. He’s gone to a whole ‘nother level. With Triche graduating and Carter-Williams going to the NBA, I see him walking in and being their best guard."
The chief executive of Hofmann hot dogs has resigned as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by investors who claimed he used the company as his personal slush fund. The high-profile investors of Hofmann Sausage Co., including Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim, dropped their lawsuit with the resignation of Frank Zaccanelli as CEO, effective immediately.
While Grant averaged just 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds for the season, he put up 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in the six games that Southerland missed. He scored in double-figures five times in SU’s 40 games last season, but four of those double-digit games came in Southerland’s six-game suspension.
Now, with its 2012-2013 season having come to an end at the hands of the University of Michigan Wolverines on Saturday April 6, I am beginning to reflect on all that this season held. Between the preseason expectations, the midseason struggles and the postseason surge, this season possessed everything a diehard Syracuse fan has come to expect from their team.