"The one big message that came out of this year in terms of our ACC colleagues, is that they say when you play Syracuse in anything, they are going to bring it. They are tough. They are up Northeast where the weather isn’t always good and they don’t care. They are tough as nails and they are going to come at you. We didn’t just walk into this conference and say, ‘Well, it could take five years to catch up to everybody.' We came in swinging, right from the beginning. I love that about who we are. I love that about our culture, our student-athletes. I love that about our coaches. That we walked in not scared of anybody and went at it."
"We have taken this program from No. 128 to No. 39 (Director’s Cup rankings). Now we want to get into the Top 25 every year. That is what we are focusing on. Every aspect of what it takes to be a perennial Top 25 program is what I am working on. Folks have their specific areas of focus, but we work hand-in-hand to make sure that those areas are guiding towards the goal of being a Top 25 program.
"(Daoust) likes I'm able to rush the passer and how I can drop back in coverage," Sheppard said. Rated as a three-star prospect by Scout — not ranked by the other three major recruiting services — Sheppard said he mostly plays the five- and four-technique for his high school team.
Duke's Jordan Wolf finishes a shot over Bobby Wardwell last Friday in the ACC semifinals. The Orange's defensive breakdowns led to 30 goals allowed in the ACC tournament.
Lawyer and sports stadium expert Irwin Raij, who is advising Syracuse University, answers questions today after meeting with a Syracuse task force to talk about the university's plans.
Over the course of the season, Rice's productivity matches up with any player in the country. Despite playing the country's toughest schedule, Rice is tied for fourth in the country in points per game (4.93).
Onuaku, who played for the Canton Charge, was named to the D-League's third team. Now 26, Onuaku averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Charge. The Cleveland Cavaliers called him up during the season and signed him to a late-season 10-day contract.
Legendary former SU lacrosse coach Roy Simmons Jr. will be presented with an honorary degree from Syracuse University during the school's 160th Commencement exercises Sunday, May 11 at the Carrier Dome. Simmons coached the Orange from 1971 until 1998 and guided SU to six NCAA titles during his tenure.
Such roster moves have led to questions about Nassib's future with the organization, and on Thursday the Giants' general manager, Jerry Reese, did not rule out trading Nassib, according to a tweet from New York Daily News reporter Ralph Vacciano.