clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Syracuse beats Clemson again... this time for school spirit

The Princeton Review says it, so it must be true.

NCAA Football: Clemson at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

As has been our reality for some time now, the Syracuse Orange beat the Clemson Tigers in things. Whether it’s men’s basketball, football, men’s basketball again or Director’s Cup standings, SU has been beating the Tigers consistently since February 2017.

Well, the Princeton Review would like to add to the growing list, listing Clemson directly below Syracuse (which finished No. 1) in terms of school spirit in its annual rankings.

Now we all know Orange football attendance has struggled of late, so everyone just be cool and don’t tell the Princeton Review. Still, it’s nice to see Syracuse recognized as a top spot for fan support and school spirit once again. As Syracuse.com points out, SU was No. 1 for each of the last two years, and No. 7 in 2015.

Enjoy the victory, no matter how small. And the rest of your Syracuse-related links are below:

Syracuse University is No. 1 college for school spirit for 3rd year in a row (Syracuse.com)

SU topped the list for the “Students Pack the Stadium” category in the 2018 survey, which is based on the annual question: “How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?” Based on the data from 138,000 students at 384 schools, the Princeton Review found Syracuse students bleed Orange more than any other college sports fanbase cheers on their respective teams.

Looking at where Syracuse football was projected to finish in preseason vs. where they actually finished (Syracuse.com)

There is something else to consider when reading preseason predictions. Syracuse, like clockwork, has routinely gotten little love from voters over the past decade. Since 2006, SU has never been picked to finish higher than fourth in the conference (ACC Atlantic and Big East). And in the years it was predicted fourth, SU ended up in the basement of the final standings.

Dino Babers gets on Devin Butler’s nerves, but Syracuse football WR knows it’s needed (Syracuse.com)

“At the end of the day, we both know he’s only trying to help me and consistency is the key,” Butler said. “Every time he says it to me, it might get on my nerves, but he’s not wrong. He’s telling me what I need to hear. ”He’s not telling me what I want to hear. He’s telling me exactly what I need to hear.”

Well-traveled Syracuse star Demetris Nichols finds new destination for next season (Syracuse.com)

Nichols will play next year with Sidigas Avellino, which competes in Italy’s top tier. league. Along with playing in Italy’s top league, the team also plays in the Champions League, a high-level international competition. The team finished second in FIBA’s Europe Cup last year, another high-level international event.

ACC women’s volleyball preseason poll (ACC)

Chandler Jones looking to do even more (AP)

ACC women’s soccer preseason poll (ACC)

What happens when college head coaches get suspended? (SB Nation)

Today’s music pick: