Not necessarily. Of course, sometime between now and Aug. 31 Shafer will choose a starter and inform his team internally, but I don't think the decision to close practice starting this week indicates that quarterback has already been selected.
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel will expand its coverage of Syracuse athletics this fall. The live broadcast schedule includes nine games this fall featuring the Orange field hockey, volleyball, and men's and women's soccer squads.
Prep point guard Josh Perkins will announce his college choice on Saturday in Colorado and all signs point to him landing at Gonzaga, multiple sources close to the recruitment told SNY.tv.
Johnson and Estime play positions of need for Syracuse this season. In Zeke’s case, he’s competing with a slate of defensive ends that aren’t seniors and other unproven players.
The Orange got on the board first less than five minutes into the game. Junior midfielder Alexis Koval beat Hofstra goalkeeper Emily Morphitis high with a straight on shot from 12 yards away, 4:25 into the first half. It was the only goal either team would score in the half.
It's been almost a month since Syracuse received a verbal commitment for its 2014 recruiting class. Monday might mark the end of that streak.
Using last season's RPI as a guidepost, this year's schedule lines up to be better than how last year's schedule would have been viewed at this point. Certainly teams get better and worse and the RPI is far from infallible, but it does provide a ballpark of where a program is situated.
"Whether it's announced or not, whether everybody knows about it, I come every single day as if I'm the guy," Allen said. "Really for me it's not as important as somebody may make it out to be because of how I approach it every day."
"These games are for the freshmen," Boeheim said. "You know, Ronnie's learning it's not easy. B.J.'s learning it's not easy. But they keep plugging, they keep working away at it. B.J. made eight shots today. He had 20 points and he didn't play very well. So that's deceptive. Ronnie was 1-for-Canada — he was 1-for-12. It was a struggle for him."