Syracuse Daily Links - Josh Kirkland Overcomes Adversity; Tailgate Fan Goes Inside SU/Clemson Tailgating

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

SUJuiceOnline's Michelle Sagan wrote a nice piece on Syracuse transfer linebacker Josh Kirkland. Meanwhile, the YouTube channel Tailgate Fan was in Syracuse Saturday for the big game against Clemson and documented what the scene was like.

Josh Kirkland has overcome adversity to play at Syracuse | The Juice Online
He tore his ACL sophomore year of high school, one of many injuries, and it left him questioning his ability to continue playing. Kirkland was most successful in high school with football and basketball, making it to state championships in both sports. Eventually, injuries led him to take a break from sports after high school. He had been playing football since third grade, but he enrolled at Wichita State, which has no football program.

How much of Syracuse University's $7.5 million Big East exit fee will athletics department pay? | syracuse.com
SU's University Senate budget committee will recommend today that the athletics department pay at least 25 percent of the cost - $1,875,000. The matter is expected to be voted on by the entire senate, an advisory body of faculty, students, staff and administration members. The senate meets today at 4 p.m.

NC State Wolfpack, Syracuse Orange and Maryland Terrapins regroup - ESPN
"They're the No. 3 team in the country for a reason, and they showed that they are a really good football team," tailback Jerome Smith said. "That's our goal for the future -- to become a team like that."

Jerami Grant, Tyler Roberson limited in Syracuse's basketball practices | syracuse.com
Grant, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, has been recovering from a jammed finger on his right hand, while 6-7 freshman Tyler Roberson strained a hamstring, according to SU trainer Brad Pike. Pike indicated that both injuries were relatively minor.

Syracuse football settles into middle of the ACC pack in attendance | syracuse.com
In raw numbers, the Orange is now 60th nationally in average attendance, including 10th in the ACC. Of course, just like Syracuse could sell out every game and not draw half as many fans per contest as Michigan, Alabama, Texas or Ohio State, there are plenty of FBS schools with stadiums that seat 30,000 or less. Two ACC schools (Duke and Wake Forest) seat less than 35,000.

Syracuse University officials tweak Orange Madness to avoid last year's issues | syracuse.com
Unlike past years when tickets to Orange Madness were free to all and distributed at bank locations throughout Central New York, tickets to this year's event are free only to SU basketball season-ticket holders. All other tickets to Orange Madness, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, cost $5. (Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students will also be admitted free.)

Yelin hopes to see better facilities, attract recruits to Syracuse | The Daily Orange
It looks like a high school locker room, not a locker room fit for Division I volleyball players. Forty-seven years have passed and not a single change has been made to their locker room, head coach Leonid Yelin said. It looks exactly the same. "When you’re recruiting a 17-year-old kid, do you think they are going to remember what the coaches said?" Yelin said. "Not usually."

This is how some Syracuse fan tailgated on Saturday. Apparently, some fans thought we were playing Tennessee, while Clemson fans made fun of all our tailgates.

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