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Syracuse Daily Links - Paul Harris To Turkey, Dion Waiters Tweetin'

A lot of Syracuse fans have used "Paul Harris" and "Turkey" together in a sentence, but never like this.

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Former Syracuse player Paul Harris signs 2-year deal with pro team in Turkey |

Kenny Grant, of the Championship Sports agency, said Harris signed a two-year contract with Royal Hali Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League. "He's going to play for a good team in a good league,'' Grant said Tuesday. Grant said Harris will report to his new team in August.

Inside the mind of Dion Waiters: Ex-Syracuse guard on LeBron James, starting, trade talk, never sleeping |

Waiters has kept up continual commentary on social media about the return of LeBron James to Cleveland and what that might portend for his own situation with the franchise. He also, apparently, stays up really late.

Syracuse football's Clay Cleveland moved from fullback to tight end |

"Clay is really the fullback for us, but we're going to move him into the tight end room, give him a little bit more work there, which he's excited about," Smith said.

Syracuse University Athletics - Rodgers Does Good Work

Senior long snapper Sam Rodgers has made community service a top priority in his time with the Orange and he has been nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his efforts.

Center backs Cross, Willis join Syracuse | The Daily Orange

Louis Cross and Brad Willis have joined the Syracuse men’s soccer team and will be eligible for the 2014 season.  Syracuse men’s soccer head coach Ian McIntyre announced the two defensive additions Tuesday morning in an SU Athletics release.

2014 New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks | Giants 101 | Sports Media 101

However, unlike 2013, Big Blue will likely look to keep only two quarterbacks, with the hope that Ryan Nassib, now entering his second year in the league, will beat out Curtis Painter for the No. 2 role. Unfortunately, he did little throughout the offseason workout program to separate himself from the veteran back-up despite some praise from quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf.

McKee choosing from list of eight

Four-star linebacker Anthony McKee has eight schools he's considering: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Purdue, Syracuse and Wisconsin.

Report: Long time Syracuse basketball target Thomas Bryant sets up official visit |

The news is interesting on many levels. Syracuse, at this point in the recruiting game, has no scholarships to offer to the Class of 2015. Four players in that class have already pledged their Orange allegiance by verbal commitments (Frank Howard, Tyler Lydon, Malachi Richardson, Moustapha Diagne). SU coaches, though, continue to recruit elite players in that class, in the event a current player declares for the NBA Draft or possibly transfers.

Syracuse linebacker Cam Lynch tabs Zaire Franklin, Steve Ishmael as likely breakout freshmen |

"Zaire Franklin, I got close to him on his official visit, contacted him a lot," Lynch said. "He came in pretty big. He's probably 220-something. He's a big guy. Good big. He looks strong, looks healthy. I think he'll be able to help us this year so it's my goal to put him under my wing and help him learn the playbook."

Thinner Syracuse football running back Adonis Ameen-Moore 'looks like a totally different person' |

"He'll be the big back that we'll have in the offense," Smith said. "If he can get around 230, then I think we're really going to have a special player."

ESPN's early ACC football record predictions - ESPN

ESPN used its Football Power Index to put together preseason projections for each team, and once again Florida State is a heavy favorite. Syracuse earns a 6-6 prediction.

Austin Wilson — Meet the 2014 Syracuse Football team | The Juice Online

"I just felt comfortable, and Ashton made a lot of great plays out there, so did all of my other guys. They were just doing what they needed to do," Wilson said following the spring game. "They were laying blocks, running good routes, getting open. It made my job easier."