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Syracuse Daily Links - Football & Basketball Expectations

Both the Syracuse football and basketball teams face unknowns in their upcoming seasons. Let's delve into our expectations...


Is Syracuse basketball in for a down year? | The Juice Online

With Jim Boeheim showing a willingness to adjust his playing rotation to his roster’s quality, ranging from playing nine players regularly during the Final Four season of 2011-2012 to seven players in the 2009-2010 team that finished 30-5 (and sometimes six players), it is clear that the players who step up will get time. And they should be expected to play well.

Your Reasonable Expectations for Syracuse Football This Year : Orange Fizz

Of course, there are a couple position battles that remain to be determined over the course of the summer, but there are reasons to be excited if you are a Syracuse fan for Scott Shafer’s second year in charge of the Orange.

What are the expectations for the Syracuse football team this season? | The Juice Online

When Phil Steele released his preseason All-ACC Teams last week, he only listed five players on that team. Earlier this week, Athlon followed suit, naming just four Syracuse players to the All-ACC Team.

Best of Both Worlds: Syracuse’s Old and New Rivalries Good for Fans, Recruits : Orange Fizz

Although Syracuse has a legacy of success, so do the Blue Devils. Duke will always have one of the top recruiting classes. It is almost certain they will have a talented class coming into the 2015-16 season and with that, and Syracuse’s top recruiting class, it could be a game of future superstars

Syracuse University Athletics - Orange Selected for USA Field Hockey Nationals

Five Syracuse field hockey student-athletes have been selected to compete at the USA Field Hockey 2014 Women's National Championship. Serra Degnan, Jess Jecko, Alyssa Manley, Kati Nearhouse and Jordan Page were invited to play in the tournament to be held June 15-21 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa.

Syracuse University Athletics - Pagano Takes 7th in NCAA 10K

Syracuse senior Sarah Pagano finished seventh in the women's 10,000-meter run, highlighting the four Orange athletes in action on day two of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Thursday at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Syracuse basketball: How will Georgetown handle ticketing for new series with Orange? |

"It wouldn’t have worked if they were going to still have that cap where our folks couldn’t buy a Georgetown single-game ticket, or you had to make donation and all those things, said Gross. We weren’t interested in doing that. But [Georgetown AD Lee Reed] was great, and we worked through all those issues and were able to get it back on the map."

Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge ranked among top safeties by ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. |

Eskridge is expected to be one of Syracuse's best players this season, and the Orange must have Eskridge play well if it hopes to improve upon its seven-win season a year ago.

Former Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn looks to catch on with NFL team after minor surgery |

"I'm pretty sure I could get a lot more interest once this is about four weeks in," Lyn said. "(The Raiders) actually told me they were taking me earlier, but I had an agent and he was new to the business."

A final look at the results of the Syracuse fans' voting for players and their jersey numbers |

Almost 15,000 votes were cast in the course of the past week. Here's a look at the results.

Syracuse LB Zaire Franklin to play in Big 33 Football Classic, hopes to 'show everybody what I can do' |

"Pennsylvania is not really known as a speed type of state; it's known as a blue-collar, grind-it-out kind of state and that all starts with the 'backers," Franklin said. "So I feel like it's an opportunity to make sure I uphold what's expected of me as a representative of Pennsylvania."

College football recruiting: verbal commitments are 'essentially meaningless' |

The NCAA has "expressed concern over verbal commitments" but no action has been taken by the membership to curtail the consequences of the current system. If there is a way to slow it down, some experts believe an early signing period would help, and that topic is on the agenda when conference commissioners meet this month.