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Syracuse Daily Links - ACC Won't Punish Hunt, Blackwell Back in Town

The ACC has decided not to punish Terrel Hunt for his punch during the Villanova game. Also, an old familiar face returns to town to coach a local ABA team.

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Terrel Hunt punch: Syracuse football QB will not receive additional punishment, ACC spokesperson says |

The ACC spokesperson said the play was reviewed and determined not to merit additional punishment.

Former Syracuse University player Ryan Blackwell will coach ABA's Syracuse ShockWave |

"It's going to be a challenge, but I think it's exciting just to be back in Syracuse,'' Blackwell said by phone from his off-season home in Sarasota, Fla. "I obviously have a lot of ties to the area going back to high school and college. It's something new and exciting.''

Syracuse verbal commit Ginnetti uses baseball skills to excel as defensive lineman | The Daily Orange

"After my junior season, when I just started getting a bunch of offers," Ginnetti recalled, "and I just said, ‘Football’s the thing.’"

Instrumental role: SU Marching Band director draws on experience in 10th year of leading students | The Daily Orange

An alumnus of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mertz was also actively involved in the marching band during his time at college, joining when he was a freshman. After graduating in 2001, he taught music in public schools and received his master’s degree in music education, also from SU, before he was hired to work as director in 2005.

Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins in middle of shooting contest between USA Basketball teammates |

When USA teammates Kyrie Irving and James Harden stage a shooting contest, Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins becomes the de facto referee.

Syracuse students, unlike football team, brought it to the Carrier Dome on Friday night |

"There's so much energy," said freshman Bryan Short, who attended on a free freshman ticket and won one of those brand-new $100 jerseys with the off-putting numerals. "You can feel it. I don't know what I expected but I like it."

Syracuse football QBs coach Tim Lester on the bye week: 'We need it' |

"We need it," SU quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said regarding the bye. "It's a wake-up call."

Syracuse University Athletics - Lynch up for Lott IMPACT Trophy Weekly Award

Senior linebacker Cameron Lynch has been named a Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week Nominee after his 15 tackle performance on Friday night.

Failure Up Front: Syracuse Defensive Front Four is a Problem After Nova : Orange Fizz

Struggling to defend the run against Villanova is not a good sign for a team that faces off against Notre Dame, Florida State and Clemson later this season. While the front 4 eventually did save the game in stopping the Wildcats two-point conversion for the win, it was a rare stop for this group. This level of performance is unacceptable against an FCS team, especially when Scott Shafer’s goal for this team is 8 wins.

Orange Watch: Syracuse win over Villanova makes case for pre-season matchup | The Juice Online

Fortunately for Syracuse, after nearly looking for a mulligan out of the gate, the finish was frantic but fruitful. "We’re 1-0," declared Scott Shafer leading off his postgame comments. "Was it pretty? No, it wasn’t pretty, but we found a way."