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Syracuse Daily Links - Scott Shafer On Recruits, Practice Facility & Fans

Scott Shafer hosts a radio show and drops plenty of interesting nuggets about the incoming recruits, upcoming practice facility and what he thinks of fans interacting with recruits on Twitter.


Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer says there are 17 commitments in 2015 recruiting class |

Serving as host for 90 minutes during ESPN radio's "celebrity week," Shafer said 17 players are currently part of 2015 class. In addition to the 15 known commitments, one is cornerback Lamar Dawson, a 2014 signee who is deferring his enrollment until January. The other player is a silent verbal, according to a source.

Syracuse football eyeing December completion date for indoor practice facility |

Shafer kicked off ESPN radio's "celebrity week" earlier today and informed listeners the school is "shooting for December 1" with regards to finishing the $13 million indoor facility.

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer doesn't 'see anything wrong' with fans recruiting on Twitter |

Said Shafer: "To some degree it's a shame, but it's also the reality of where we are. So we have to say, 'This is it,' figure out a system for Syracuse and then own it."

Is Quantity or Quality the Theme of Syracuse’s 2015 Football Class? : Orange Fizz

Syracuse fans must ask themselves what the realistic expectations are for this group if these recruiting trends continue. What will we be happy with? Six wins? Eight wins? Ten wins? Between the construction of the new practice facility, the back-to-back bowl wins and the move to the ACC, Syracuse definitely has the makeup of a team on the rise.

The Fizz Goes One on One with Linebacker Recruit Shyheim Cullen : Orange Fizz
"I really wasn’t expecting to commit right away, but once I got there, I saw the campus, met all of the coaching staff, I just knew it was the right fit. The facilities look amazing. My parents loved it. I couldn’t wait to check them out."

James Southerland, Scoop Jardine, Kris Joseph among headliners at SEED project fundraiser |
"We want to raise money and this is a great event. It's just nice to have everybody come and support it. I'm a great example of SEEDs," Keita said. "It was really important for me. I was able to understand people better, to learn the language, work on my skills and get more exposure."

2014 NBA draft: Where will Syracuse players go in Thursday's NBA draft? |

Ennis, a 6-foot-2 guard, is projected to go anywhere from No. 11 to Denver to No. 22 to Memphis. When he decided to enter the NBA draft, Ennis was considered a lock to go in the lottery (top 14 picks). Now he appears to be slipping, according to the mocks.

Syracuse stars on NBA trade block? Rumors swirl around Cleveland's Dion Waiters and 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams |

According to several news outlets, the 76ers have been talking to the Los Angeles Lakers regarding a trade that would include Carter-Williams and the Lakers' No. 7 pick in the first round of Thursday's draft. Philadelphia owns the No. 3 and No. 10 picks in the draft and could be looking at Dante Exum.

Syracuse basketball commit Tyler Lydon scores 14 as United States Under-18 team beats Argentina |

Lydon played 18 minutes and 57 seconds, fourth-most among the United States players. He scored 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting and showcased his ability from behind the 3-point line, hitting 3 of 5.

Carmelo Anthony opts out of contract with Knicks, agent tells ESPN he wants to 'explore options' |

"The average person just sees opportunity to say that, 'Melo should go here, Melo should go there, I think he should do this, I think he should do that," Anthony said during a recent interview with VICE Sports. "They don't take into consideration the family aspect of it, your livelihood, where you're going to be living at and do you want your kids to grow up in that place and that city. Do I want to spend the rest of my career in that situation in that city?"

Syracuse University fires developer of tax-exempt bookstore and fitness center |

Cameron had been granted a 30-year tax exemption for the project and would have paid the city about 17 percent of what the property would owe if it were fully taxed.

Canadian Star Tyler Ennis Works Hard To Establish His Own Basketball Identity | ThePostGame

Before his one season at Syracuse, Ennis left Canada to play high school basketball in New Jersey where he could face better competition and receive more exposure to scouts. Here is more of his story, in his own words.

Older brothers of Syracuse basketball's Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant: We're proud, not jealous |

"That's big brother pride, right there,'' Jerian Grant said. "Jerami will get into the league before me, but when it comes to one-on-one, he still can't touch me. I think he knows that, too. He might say otherwise.''