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Syracuse 2016 RB signee Jo-EL Shaw will attend Lackawanna College for the 2016 season.

Shaw signed with Syracuse in February, but it is reasonable to assume he did not qualify one way or another. Shaw is viewed as a power back, as he stands 6-foot-1 and 230-pounds. Most players attend JUCO for two seasons once enrolling.
Jun 29 - 10:54 AM

Colorado graduate DE De'Jon Wilson transferred to Syracuse.

Wilson recorded 22 career tackles as a backup with Colorado. He did not play in 2015, though the reason for his lack of action was apparently not due to any sort of injury or suspension. The 6-foot-2, 249-pounder has one year of eligibility remaining now that he has completed his transfer. If nothing else, he will provide Syracuse a veteran voice in the locker room.
Jun 20 - 12:35 PM

The Orland Sentinel predicts Syracuse junior WR Steve Ishmael's numbers will "grow exponentially" as a "featured player" in Dino Babers’ spread system.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder led the Orange with 37 receptions, 570 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns last season. Ishmael was targeted 61 times. That number figures to jump over 100 in Babers' high-flying scheme.
Jun 10 - 6:53 PM

Four-star Syracuse QB commit Tommy DeVito was named one of the 12 quarterbacks who will attend Elite 11.

The annual competition of the best prep quarterbacks in the country will go down in Beaverton, Oregon from July 5-10. Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, one of the Elite 11 counselors who selected the final crop, compared DeVito to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was also initially overlooked as a recruit. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound DeVito, sold on Syracuse by incoming HC Dino Babers before his recruiting star began to rise this summer, was named "Most Likely to Play Early" in the Elite 11 counselor awards.
Jun 6 - 8:32 PM

Syracuse will spend a portion of its fall camp at Fort Drum.

A trip to Fort Drum has been an annual tradition for the Orange since 2012, when former HC Doug Marrone started up the practice. Travel dates for August's trip are still being ironed out, but redshirt senior C Jason Emerich is already looking forward to the journey. "I'm real excited Coach Babers is taking it in and continuing with it," he said. "We have a great family connection with those guys, and they're just like part of the family."
Jun 1 - 1:16 PM

Three-star 2016 S James Pierre has been admitted to Syracuse.

Pierre was originally part of North Carolina's recruiting class, but he failed to make admission standards necessary to be enrolled at the university and was released from his UNC scholarship earlier this month. The 6-foot-2, 164-pounder instead joins the Orange. In a Twitter direct message to syracuse.com, Pierre said, "They talked to me about the real meaning of life and what comes with it and I just feel deeply inside I can be a better man in life and become successful." He ranks as the No. 48 safety in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports' composite.
May 22 - 12:14 PM

Syracuse named Dan French interim athletic director.

Syracuse was forced to scramble after former AD Mark Coyle jumped over to take the gig at Minnesota earlier this week. French is the new sheriff in town. He has no prior experience as an athletic director. There is no word as of yet when the Orange might name a permanent director, but French has already indicated that he does not want the full-time job.
May 19 - 3:11 PM

North Carolina released three-star 2016 S signee James Pierre from his scholarship after he was denied admission by the school.

Pierre's recruitment has essentially re-opened for interested parties who still have a scholarship remaining. Per his high school coach Jevon Glenn, Pierre has already received interest from Syracuse, North Carolina State, Illinois and Temple. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder, the nation’s No. 48 safety according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, is in the process of setting up a visit to Syracuse.
Source: 247 Sports
May 6 - 9:34 PM

Colts signed Syracuse DE Ron Thompson.

Thompson (6'3/253) went pro after his redshirt junior campaign, finishing his career with 21 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and six forced fumbles as a two-plus-year starter. He earned third-team All-ACC as a senior. Thompson's pre-draft workouts were atrocious, running 4.92 with an 8-foot-10 broad jump. Thompson's versatility is a plus — he can play defensive end, tackle, and linebacker — but his shortage of speed and athleticism will likely be his NFL undoing.
May 1 - 12:57 PM

Broncos selected Syracuse P Riley Dixon with the No. 228 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Dixon (6'4/221) walked onto the Clemson football team and went on to finish third in Syracuse history in career punting average (42.62) and fifth in punting yards (9,291). He was a second-team All-ACC pick by the conference's coaches as a senior. Dixon showed an impressive knack for forcing opponents to fair catch, but kicked in a dome in college and possesses only average leg strength. He'll have to become a pinpoint directional punter to last in the pros.
Apr 30 - 5:51 PM

Syracuse.com's Stephen Bailey reports that Syracuse junior CB's Corey Winfield and Chauncey Scissum were stabbed by former CB Naesean Howard.

Upstate University Hospital would not offer an update on the condition of Scissum, but Winfield is currently in stable condition. According to the initial police report, the stabbings occurred at an apartment on Syracuse's South Campus. Just after 6:00 PM on Saturday, Howard was arrested and charged with two counts of assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
Apr 17 - 2:30 PM

Maryland graduate WR Amba Etta-Tawo transferred to Syracuse.

Etta-Tawo's transfer intentions first became public knowledge in early March. We now know his future home. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder wrote of his Syracuse decision in a Facebook message, saying, "I am committed and fired up!" For his career at Maryland, Etta-Tawo notched 61 catches for 938 yards and a trio of touchdowns. Syracuse returns receiving starters in junior Steve Ishmael and senior Brisly Estime, meaning that Etta-Tawo will likely have to scrap a bit for playing time.
Mar 24 - 1:50 PM

Maryland graduate WR Amba Etta-Tawo will transfer.

Etta-Tawo will "explore graduate transfer opportunities," likely because he was buried on Maryland's wide receiver depth chart behind Levern Jacobs, D.J. Moore, Taivon Jacobs and Tino Ellis. Across three seasons at Maryland, Etta-Tawo posted 61 catches for 938 yards and three touchdowns. He can transfer wherever he likes and play immediately.
Source: SB Nation
Mar 2 - 7:31 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior RB Devante McFarlane will transfer.

The 6-foot, 191-pound McFarlane had 111 carries for 563 yards and a touchdown on the ground and 10 receptions for 116 yards during his career with the Orange. McFarlane wasn't going to beat out Jordan Fredericks for the starting gig this fall, so presumably he's leaving to find more playing time. We were not able to ascertain if he's on track to graduate this spring, which would allow him to transfer wherever he pleases without penalty.
Mar 2 - 4:06 PM

Syracuse redshirt freshman DE Kenny Carter has been dismissed from the team due to a violation of team rules.

Par for the course, no further information was given as to why Carter was dismissed. One thing's clear, though: New HC Dino Babers is not keen on violations of team rules. In the month of February alone, Carter is the fourth player to be dismissed from the team. The 6-foot-4, 283-pounder didn't play in 2015, as he remains a raw prospect more than a finished product. With his departure, Syracuse is now down to just one returning scholarship player on the defensive line in redshirt freshman Jake Pickard. Redshirt junior TE Trey Dunkelberger and freshman LB Kenneth Ruff have been moved to the line as replacements.
Feb 28 - 6:14 PM


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