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Clemson not likely to overlook Syracuse after last year’s loss at the Dome (Links)

Syracuse and Clemson play in less than two days, come on in and get caught up on the very latest in this now-very-interesting rematch.

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Clemson Tigers Have Revenge on (Shakin the Southland)

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To top it all off, the game was held at 7:00 p.m. on a Friday night in a half-empty Orange dome on a short week, which made for a deflating 27-24 loss against a team that managed to lose the rest of its games en route to a 4-8 finish.

We know the players haven’t, but just in case you had forgotten: the Syracuse Orange defeated the Clemson Tigers less than a year ago.

‘They took our hotel’” The day before Syracuse’s historic upset over Clemson (Daily Orange)

{South Park voice} They took our hotel! Even though, the Tigers really didn’t “take” the Crowne Plaza Hotel away from Syracuse last season, it’s still a great and classic college story. (Also, home teams staying in hotels the night before home games isn’t anything new, but it will always be funny to me.)

Moe Neal receiving the main share of SU’s carries (Daily Orange)

If it seems like running back Moe Neal is getting the lion’s share of carries so far this season, that’s because he is getting the bulk of touches. The junior has carried the ball 70 times in four games, nearly double the amount of totes for senior Dontae Strickland.

ACC play in full swing for Triangle Teams (

Did you know that Syracuse has scored 30 or more points in its first four games of 2018? Yeah, of course you know. Conversely, Clemson has gone nine straight without allowing 30 points or more. Sometin’ has got to give, baby.

Young ACC: League featuring young talent in play-making roles (AP)

There’s no question that the ACC as a whole so far in ‘18 has under performed compared to preseason expectations. That doesn’t change the fact that the conference is loaded with talented freshman leading a youth movement, which includes a couple of key players from Syracuse.

Understanding the NCAA’s ‘redshirt rule’ and why Clemson QB Kelly Bryant can play in 2019 (Independent Mail)

It took a few weeks, but the new “redshirt rule” in college football has suddenly become the story. Some of the impetus behind the change was that the rule would give coaches options when it comes to giving true freshman some playing time but not losing a chance to redshirt. As we’ve seen this week, however, the new rule also allows for players like Clemson’s Kelly Bryant the chance to transfer and play right away at a new school the following season.

2018 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Tickets on Sale October 2 (ACC)

Starting on Tuesday, tickets for the ACC championship game will be on sale. This is an announcement that is not likely to ever be on any Syracuse’s fan’s radar. That changes quickly, though, if SU wins Saturday.

Giants re-sign WR Amba Etta-Tawo to practice squad (Giants Wire)

The former one-year Orange man has resurfaced in the NFL by joining the Giant’s practice squad.

ACC Announces 2018 Football Legends Class (ACC)

Former Syracuse great, and the true winner of the 1987 Heisman Trophy, Don McPherson will be honored during the annual “ACC Night of Legends.” That event will be held Friday, Nov. 30, the day before the conference championship game in Charlotte.

The 25 best shooting teams in the country, ranked (

Longtime college basketball reporter Andy Katz considers Syracuse the 19th best shooting team in the country.

The Orange return their lineup after a surprising Sweet 16 run. Tyus Battle, Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett can all make shots, even when the shot clock is winding down. The addition of Buddy Boeheim, yes Jim’s son, Elijah Hughes and Jalen Carey means the Orange will be much more up-tempo and looking for the quick hitters when open.

Will Kai Jones dropping Syracuse basketball from his list help? (Mike’s Mailbox)

Will Kai Jones dropping Syracuse basketball from his list help? (Mike’s Mailbox) (

Highly touted basketball recruit Kai Jones trimmed his list of potential schools down from four to three earlier this week. And while that’s an odd cut-line, it’s notable that the only team Jones removed was Syracuse. Does Jones’ decision, and its timing, signify that other Orange recruits might be close to committing to play for Jim Boeheim?

Guerrier Closing in On Decision After Syracuse Visit (247sports)

Speaking of ‘crootin’ news, Quincy Guerrier was on Syracuse’s campus last weekend for his second “official” visit.

Syracuse struggles to score despite being the most accurate team in the country (Daily Orange)

Syracuse isn’t scoring too often in soccer right now, but when the Orange gets a shot on goal, they seem to go in more often than not.