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Syracuse Daily Links - Closed Practice Questions & Recruiting Updates

Syracuse football may or may not have a starter yet and may or may not have a new 2014 recruit soon.

Streeter Lecka

Syracuse football mailbag: Does closing practice mean coaches have picked a starting quarterback? |

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.

Syracuse University Athletics - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel to Air Orange Fall Sports

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.

Perkins to Announce Saturday; All Signs Point to Gonzaga |

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

Freshman Effect: Potential Immediate Impact from Johnson & Estime : Orange Fizz

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.

Syracuse wins season opener against Hofstra at Penn State Invitational | The Daily Orange

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.

Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star cornerback Deion Hallmon set to make decision on Monday |

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.

Assessing Syracuse's nonconference schedule: Strength should be plenty strong come March |

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.

For Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen, competition is nothing new coming from Oklahoma |

"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."

Jim Boeheim: Canada trip was designed to shape the Syracuse freshmen |

"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."