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Ryan Nassib and Justin Pugh are appearing near the top of NFL Draft boards while Marcus Sales is working to make his way onto one.


Syracuse's Marcus Sales trying to improve NFL Draft stock |

Sales, the former Syracuse wide receiver who completed his career in the Pinstripe Bowl in December, is spending the remainder of January training with a group called Total Athletic Performance (TAP). He is training with speed coach Derek Touchette and attempting to follow in the footsteps of one of Touchette's former clients, Hakeem Nicks.The Top

75 Basketball Players of All Time! | Evoke

Carmelo Anthony makes the list and it's quite a list.

Syracuse football players heading into the NFL combine, a scouting report |

Atop the list are offensive tackle Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib, players who appear to have solidified spots in the early rounds of the draft. But several more could get looks, including a wide receiver and multiple defensive players. Here is a quick synopsis of each player, along with their rankings, according to

Nation's best homecourt advantages - college basketball - ESPN

The most intimidating environments in college basketball share some common characteristics. The Carrier Dome comes in 9th.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. discusses NFL Draft possibilities for Syracuse football players |

"Nassib has been skyrocketing all year. He is, right now, in the second-round discussion as that next-tier beyond the top group. He could end up being a second-round pick, but a lot of people have high hopes for him."

Syracuse has transformed itself into a pretty decent rebounding team |

The Orange is the league’s second-best offensive rebounding team, collecting its own missed shots about 42 percent of the time. SU’s defensive rebounding statistics land the Orange in the middle of the Big East pack at No. 9, but judging from where SU resided last season, that’s a large leap. When the ball comes off SU’s defensive glass, Orange players grab it 69 percent of the time.

Scoop Jardine: Syracuse will defeat Louisville on Saturday (podcast) | The Juice Online

Former Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine calls in to talk about his new YouTube channel ‘Inside Scoop,’ James Southerland’s eligibility and Michael Carter-Williams’ game on The Juice on the Cuse podcast on with hosts Robbie Gillies and Wesley Cheng. The podcast also breaks down the coaching changes on the football team.

Rumored Syracuse football assistants share a past with new Orange head coach Scott Shafer |

Shafer has shown that he likes to bring aboard coaches he’s worked with in the past. In the past two years, Shafer has been instrumental in Marrone’s hiring of defensive line coach Tim Daoust and linebackers coach Steve Morrison.

Syracuse survives toughest test of season with win over DePaul | The Daily Orange

"Our team just keeps fighting," SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. "We see that fight as we go into these games. They just continue to compete."

Syracuse Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Louisville in Big East Showdown | Bleacher Report

It's not often that either coach sees his match on the other bench, but that will be the case on Saturday. That being said, here are the five keys to Syracuse beating Louisville.

Orange Fizz " Floored Fizz Five: The Biggest Syracuse Recruiting Questions After the Mass Exodus

Currently Syracuse has only 14 commits, and is in serious jeopardy of losing more. Here’s the Top Five Most Notable Recruiting Storylines to keep an eye on just three weeks before National Signing Day.

My reaction the news that Carmelo Anthony's jersey will hang in the rafters of the Carrier Dome: