It’s been hard to tell through first-team reps in practice exactly where Shafer’s head is. Hunt was named the first string quarterback going back to the Spring Game and the first depth chart released. Hunt also brings a new dimension to the Syracuse offense. But nobody will know for sure until the Orange take the field at MetLife Stadium, and that’s just how Shafer wants it.
"That has nothing to do with indecisiveness or doing this or doing that," Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said on a Thursday afternoon teleconference. "All I care about is that the guys in our team meeting room, that they know where we're headed. And our guys on our football team have a very clear direction of where we're headed on both sides of the ball."
The 1987 Orangemen electrified a crowd of more than 50,000 up there on their campus while routing these Nittany Lions' ancestors behind Don McPherson & Co.
The Orange women's soccer team will kick off the 2012-13 campaign for Syracuse Athletics when it opens the season this weekend at the Penn State Invitational. The Orange takes on Hofstra at 5 p.m. on Friday before facing West Virginia on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The SU athletics department is offering one free youth ticket for every adult ticket purchased for the Wagner game on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Pat Forde says Syracuse is the Worst Town in the ACC. Never change, Pat Forde.
Yesterday we took a look at some of the possible ACC breakout players for 2013. Today we conclude our ACC football Q & A by taking a look at which teams are most improved and which teams may be overrated.
From the ACC perspective, a lot of the people who cover the ACC just don't know a whole lot about Syracuse because it's a new team in the league and they haven't seen Syracuse play a whole lot.
"That is a first for me. That is crazy," Trapp wrote in an email to The Post-Standard/syracuse.com. "Most athletic departments never mention the word sports betting. Just shows that the sports world would nearly disappear if you take away betting on games."
This year, he said that the Orange would fall short of the Elite 8 and lose to Indiana in the Sweet 16.
"Nah, you just gotta stay positive.I was leaning back a lot, it was real hot in there and your legs go early," Cooney said. "It's all about staying positive. I knew my legs were going to come. Coaches just kept saying, 'Keep shooting, keep shooting and just stay straight up and down.' And I was able to get on a nice little run."
Nine days and counting until SU vs Penn State. Brent Axe rounds up all the latest news on the Nittany Lions.