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Syracuse Daily Links - Podcastin' With NC State, Penalties Hurting SU

I stopped by Riddick & Reynolds Podcast to talk about the upcoming Syracuse-NC State game. Meanwhile, Jerami Grant learns about Hump Day and SU football needs to work on penalties.

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Episode 115 — Wake Review, Syracuse Preview w/ Lauren Brownlow and Sean Keely | Riddick & Reynolds

In the second segment, Sean Keeley of–the best Syracuse blog around–Skypes in to preview this weekend’s game and we take a look at the rest of the action in the ACC.

Syracuse Forward Jerami Grant Is Very Confused About ‘Hump Day’ | College Spun – Social. Local. Consumable. College Sports.

Syracuse forward Jerami Grant is expected to play a big role for the Orange this upcoming college basketball season. The SU staff just has to make sure someone keeps an eye on him on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Grant is apparently very confused on which day "Hump Day" is.

Syracuse University Athletics - Orange All Access to Carry SU's Showdown With #3 Seminoles

Syracuse will face a team ranked in the top five in the nation for the second time this season when it hosts No. 3 Florida State on Thursday, Oct. 10. Opening kick is set for 7 p.m. Fans who can't make it to the SU Soccer Stadium can watch the game live on Orange All Access on

Orange Watch: Dissecting "Shafe" Part 2: "Welcome to the ACC" | The Juice Online

In just his fifth game running the show, his squad getting beaten down by a team with a legitimate shot to play in the BCS title game that had just tried to score its sixth first-half TD, Shafe let it rip in a five second tirade of expletives with a field level camera capturing every word.

Syracuse had only six recruits at Clemson game but coach Scott Shafer said there is good reason for that |

"I don't like to schedule official visits on game days," Shafer said. "The kids don't get all that they should from it. They don't get to sit down with the coaches because the coaches are game-planning and focusing on the players that matter most right now, which is our team. We'd rather do official visits after the season. That's always been my philosophy."

The Syracuse football season is about to enter the ACC's 'Land of the Middling' |

Now, with SU about to visit the Atlantic Coast Conference's Land of the Middling? Now, with six beatable foes about to be laid out before it in its next seven dates? Well, now the storyline is about to get very interesting for this Syracuse bunch that is in complete control of its own destiny, but must do all the crafting of it.

Syracuse cornerback Brandon Reddish healthy; Wayne Morgan shifting to offset Keon Lyn's injury |

"Brandon Reddish is healthy and ready to go this week," Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in a teleconference Tuesday.

Should high number of penalties for Syracuse be a concern? Team ranks in lower half among FBS teams |

Syracuse has had at least seven penalties in each of its games, and more than a few have led to drives stalling.

Analysis: Syracuse discovers true run-first mentality in loss to Clemson |

So while it certainly may have felt like an aberration — a take-that moment for a player who, through five games, had largely been contained — it's important to realize that it wasn't. No, that carry — the one flashing a new-found burst to take Smith to the next level — was a reaffirmation of what SU's offense is five games into the season.

Most Syracuse basketball players' route to college goes through private high schools |

"When I was at public school there were just so many kids it was crazy. And there wasn't really one-on-one help. You either get it or you don't," Fair said. "When I went to Brewster, I met with a tutor every other day and she helped me with everything. The classes were much smaller and the teachers were much more engaged. And my grades improved drastically."

Syracuse basketball evaluations: Rakeem Christmas (video) |

Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas, a two-year starter, enters his junior season this year.

Wondering how to secure your Syracuse basketball tickets? We've got answers |

Single-game basketball tickets go on sale Oct. 16.

Cavs: Dion Waiters slimmer, ready to play better

"I hate stepping on a scale," he said. "It plays mind games with you. I don’t even step on it. As long as I look good and feel good, I’m fine."

Kenny's not a happy camper...