Despite the program’s recent downturn, the Syracuse Orange are historically an accomplished program and one with numerous individual stars to claim. SU’s eight Pro Football Hall of Famers are tied for fourth-most ever. And the Orange also have 12 names in the College Football Hall of Fame — and that number may rise to 13 soon.
The College Football Hall of Fame announced its ballot for 2019, including Syracuse great Marvin Harrison. As a wideout, Harrison amassed most of the school’s receiving records and was a three-time All-Big East player as well. Harrison is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being inducted back in 2016.
If not this year, Harrison could find his way to this Hall in the future. Would be a fitting honor for one of the best players to suit up for Syracuse.
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2019 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Released (Football Foundation)
Marvin Harrison, Syracuse-Kick Returner/Wide Receiver-1995 First Team All-American as a kick returner and 1995 Big East Special Teams Player of the Year…Three-time All-Big East selection who set a conference record with a 94-yard punt return for a TD in 1995…Left Syracuse as the school’s all-time receiving leader (2,718 yards).
ACC football 2018 predictions (Athlon Sports)
Clemson is once again the pick to win the ACC title for the 2018 college football season, but the conference has continued to improve its depth in recent years. In Athlon’s 2018 ACC predictions, 12 of the league’s 14 teams are projected to reach at least six victories.
13. Syracuse: Tyus Battle’s decision to return puts the Orange back in position to make another March run. The Battle-Frank Howard combo with the improving Oshae Brissett and the confident Marek Dolezaj and Paschal Chukwu gives the Orange one of the most experienced starting fives in the ACC.
“It’s tough but that’s how I wanted it to be,” Goodine said. “I wanted to be challenged as much as possible. It’s the best league in the country, so playing the whole game is tough in any competition. The first session was the hardest on my body. I wasn’t used to it yet. Now I’m used to playing a lot of minutes. And it’s physical too.”
Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2018-19 (Athlon Sports)
Syracuse finds itself in a similar position to 2016, coming off a deep run in the NCAA Tournament (after narrowly getting in) and returning several key pieces. Tyus Battle’s decision to return is indicative of the key differences between this coming season and ‘16. In the latter, the Orange lost several burgeoning stars to the NBA. Not so this time around.
Syracuse a contender with Battle returning (ACC Sports Journal)
Why Big 12 may be vulnerable, but not in danger (Dallas Morning News)