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Does Syracuse football have the ACC’s worst uniforms?

Other people are taking note of how much these need to be changed.

North Carolina State v Syracuse

It’s no secret we have some Syracuse Orange football uniform complaints around here, but it’s reassuring to hear that others are equally disturbed by what SU’s been donning these past few seasons.

Athlon Sports ranked the ACC’s uniforms from one through 14, and Syracuse finished dead last. The rationalization — rhyming issues, “Orange” being tougher to conform to than “Orangemen” — makes zero sense. Though have to agree with the other critiques on rollerball numbers and some garish all-orange duds (even if I like them more than most).

The teams immediately above SU in the rankings include Boston College (boring), NC State (same) and North Carolina (too large of a logo?). Athlon names Florida State as the top squad.

So is Syracuse the worst? And if not, who is? Let’s argue about laundry in the comments.

Also, the rest of your Orange-related links are below:

Ranking the ACC’s 2018 Football Uniforms (Athlon)

14. Syracuse: The elephant in the room is that the nickname is “Orange.” Yes, the color orange. The word that rhymes with no other word in the dictionary. Changing from “Orangemen” to “Orange” made any uniform decisions a bit tough, especially when it comes to dressing up the helmet on a football team.

NCAA announces rules overhaul, includes allowing ‘elite’ basketball players to retain agents (Syracuse.com)

The NCAA also ruled that any college basketball player can be represented by an agent after any college basketball season as long as they request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. High school athletes deemed ”elite” by USA Basketball will be allowed to be represented starting July 1 before their senior year of high school. That rule is dependent on the NBA changing its draft rules and allowing players to enter directly out of high school.

Syracuse football safety Andre Cisco ‘not your average freshman’; will he start? (Syracuse.com)

“He’s kind of not like the average freshman,” Fredrick said. “He seems like a vet. He’s always in the film room. He’s out here working early before practice, doing extra things.” ”It feels like he’s been here already,” added Cordy. “He was in the playbook quick. I feel like he knew everything already. Usually, it takes freshmen a minute to know things, but he’s right on it.”

Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star New York DT Jason Blissett announces Top 7 (Syracuse.com)

The 6-foot-3.5, 271-pound Blissett is rated three stars, the No. 35 defensive tackle this cycle and the No. 3 rising senior from New York by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. In addition to his top schools, he’s been offered by Boston College, Baylor, Duke, Maryland, Purdue and Virginia, among others.

Four-star Quincy Guerrier narrows list to 10 programs (Rivals)

A super-versatile forward that can play all across the floor, Guerrier will take an unconventional route to college. Instead of enrolling next fall as a class 2019 recruit, the Brookwood Elite star will instead enroll following the fall semester this year. From there, Guerrier remains undecided on taking the use of a redshirt year for the spring semester.

Syracuse placed 88th in initial college football rankings (CBS Sports)

Ragin’ Bulls’ Williams picks ACC school but heading north (Independent Tribune)

The man who would be a Flash (Hustle Belt)

Cole Murphy signs with American Alliance of Football’s San Diego franchise (Twitter)

AmeriCU Dino Babers show moves to Pressrom Pub (Cuse.com)