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Syracuse’s future P5 scheduling, and potential opponents

Syracuse’s future P5 scheduling, and potential opponents

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Hey, more scheduling talk! With the 2020 ACC football schedule coming out this week (Wednesday, to be precise), Syracuse Orange football scheduling has been on my mind quite a bit. We recently discussed FCS scheduling and the Group of Five gap in the 2022 slate. Now, let’s chat through: Future Power Five Scheduling First, as a refresher, the ACC has a mandate on the books for every team to schedule at least one Power Five opponent in non-conference play. Along with teams in the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, that list also includes Notre Dame and BYU....
Syracuse basketball looks to win four straight ACC games for the first time since 2016-17

Syracuse basketball looks to win four straight ACC games for the first time since 2016-17

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Can the Orange put together a four-game conference win streak? When the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team takes on Notre Dame this Wednesday, Jim Boeheim’s team will look to accomplish something it failed to do in 2017-18 and 2018-19. If Syracuse can take down the Irish in South Bend, it will mark the first time the Orange have won four straight conference games since the 2016-17 season when SU put together a five-game ACC win streak. That stretch included wins over Wake Forest, No. 6 Florida State, NC State, No. 9 Virginia and Clemson. Those five wins were...
TNIAAP: The Buddy Boeheim Episode

TNIAAP: The Buddy Boeheim Episode

Talking about Jackson Thomas Boeheim. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team picked up another win this past weekend, in part courtesy of the play of Buddy Boeheim. So given his excellent performances of late, we talk plenty about Buddy in this one. Some of the larger talking points: Did we ever expect to see Buddy Boeheim yelling “they can’t guard me” in an ACC game? Why can’t Syracuse get out ahead of football scheduling? Buddy, Joe Girard and this team’s potential Eric Devendorf Energy (TM) Okay, what would it take for Syracuse to make the NCAA Tournament? Clear reasons...
Howard Washington providing steady minutes during SU win streak

Howard Washington providing steady minutes during SU win streak

Photo by Bryan Bennett/ His statistics don’t tell the whole story. As the Syracuse Orange seem to be finding a rhythm, one of the keys has been the bench minutes provided by Howard Washington since January 1. The redshirt sophomore is only averaging 1.7 points per game on the season, but he’s been able to make an impact in his time on the floor. How does a player provide a lift when they’ve only contributed four points, four rebounds, seven assists and four steals over a five-game stretch? Well there’s something to be said about Washington’s steady presence at the top of the...
Buddy Boeheim named co-ACC player of the week

Buddy Boeheim named co-ACC player of the week

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports ‘BBB’ now stands for ‘Big Buddy Boeheim’ After another impressive week of basketball feats, the Syracuse Orange’s Buddy Boeheim has been named co-conference player of the week by the ACC — his first such honor this season. While we’d obviously give him the honor outright after Saturday’s stunning performance including an emphatic “he can’t guard me” exclamation, it’s still nice to see the legend of Jackson Thomas Boeheim grow with each passing game this season. For those that were not paying attention to what Buddy accomplished last...
Roundtable: What’s the path for Syracuse men’s basketball to get back to the NCAA Tournament

Roundtable: What’s the path for Syracuse men’s basketball to get back to the NCAA Tournament

Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports We entertaining this? The Syracuse Orange are riding a three-game winning streak into their visit to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This streak has visions of Sweet Sixteens dancing in the heads of Orange fans but how can Syracuse keep those dreams alive? We posed this question in our TNIAAM Slack channel: What do you think it will take for Syracuse to earn an NCAA Tournament bid and how do you see the path to get there? Here’s what our writers think: James Szuba First, I have no idea what the NCAA Tournament bubble will look like two months from...
Syracuse WBB gets back on track, beating Pitt 69-51

Syracuse WBB gets back on track, beating Pitt 69-51

Photo by Rich Barnes/ A nice bounceback win when the team certainly needed it. The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team was able to get back to their winnings ways on Sunday afternoon after a recent two game skid. Pittsburgh is not a very good basketball team, but this struggling Syracuse team needed a convincing win on the road, and that’s exactly what they got. For the 17th consecutive time, the Orange beat the Panthers by a score of 69-51. Just 20 seconds into the game, Gabrielle Cooper drained a three to get the scoring going, which would be a sign of things to come for the...
Elijah Hughes scores 1,000th career point against Virginia Tech

Elijah Hughes scores 1,000th career point against Virginia Tech

Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Hopefully, there are many more to come With just under nine minutes remaining and the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team leading Virginia Tech 53-51 in Blacksburg, Elijah Hughes, a step inside the three-point line on the left wing, received a pass from Marek Dolezaj. Hughes, with his back to the basket and guarded by the smaller Wabissa Bede, used his size advantage to back into his defender and get himself into the paint, where he scored a turnaround floater and a shooting foul was called on Bede. Although Hughes missed his and-one free...
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s win over Virginia Tech: Buddy Boeheim’s world

Three takeaways from Syracuse’s win over Virginia Tech: Buddy Boeheim’s world

Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Buddy Boeheim gave the Syracuse Orange the space it needed to deflect a second half Virginia Tech comeback with a ridiculous 7-for-8 shooting stretch in the first half. Syracuse’s defense has wavered so greatly this season that Mike Young and Virginia Tech thought two swing passes into a 25-foot heave by Landers Nolley would deliver the Hokies another comeback victory over the Orange. It could have, we’ve seen that play work before against SU during a second-half collapse. This time it didn’t. In Joseph Girard III’s spot at the top of the...
Syracuse 71 - Virginia Tech 69: Orange down Hokies late

Syracuse 71 - Virginia Tech 69: Orange down Hokies late

Michael Thomas Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports Syracuse completes the sweep by going 2-0 in the state of Virginia. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team earned a much-need victory as SU took down Virginia Tech by a final score of 71-69 in Blacksburg. The win was Syracuse’s third straight and moved the team to 11-7 and 4-3 in the conference. In doing so, Syracuse secured its second quadrant one victory of the season behind Buddy Boeheim’s (tied) career-high 26 points and plays from Elijah Hughes late. Virginia Tech started the game with an early lead, but the Orange fought back by the...
GameThread: Syracuse Orange (10-7, 3-3) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4, 4-2)

GameThread: Syracuse Orange (10-7, 3-3) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4, 4-2)

Photo by Lauren Rakes/ The last time Syracuse played Virginia Tech, Odell Beckham Jr. was in the house. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team looks to make it three straight, taking on Virginia Tech on the road at Cassell Coliseum. The Orange put tis 2-0 ACC road record on the line for its second consecutive Saturday in Virginia. Syracuse has won its last two conference games, while the Hokies have won seven of its last eight matchups. The Hokies opened as a four-point favorite against SU. The game is set to tip from Blacksburg momentarily and will air on the YES Network. If you...
Syracuse men’s basketball vs. Virginia Tech preview: Five things to watch

Syracuse men’s basketball vs. Virginia Tech preview: Five things to watch

Photo by Rich Barnes/ The Orange look to improve to 4-3 in the ACC against the Hokies Coming off back-to-back ACC wins, the Syracuse Orange are finally showing some signs of growth and progress. After closing out Virginia in overtime on the road, Syracuse basketball blew the doors off the barn against Boston College at the Dome on Wednesday. The most impressive part of the win? SU was dominant on both sides of the ball. On offense, Buddy Boeheim, Joe Girard, and Elijah Hughes combined for 53 of the team’s 76 points and all eight of three-pointers. On defense, the Orange shut down...
Previewing the Syracuse-Virginia Tech game with Gobbler Country

Previewing the Syracuse-Virginia Tech game with Gobbler Country

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports We look at the rematch from the Hokies point of view. The Syracuse Orange basketball team hits the road for their second game of the season against the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hokies took the first contest We asked Nathan Reynolds from Gobbler Country to give us some insight into Saturday’s rematch. In the first meeting, Virginia Tech struggled for 30 minutes and then found a way to score 25 points in the final 10. What was the difference for the Hokies down the stretch? Tech was coming off it’s toughest day offensively against UVA on the road. That...
#FakeNunes previews Syracuse-Virginia Tech II: The Boeheim Strikes Back

#FakeNunes previews Syracuse-Virginia Tech II: The Boeheim Strikes Back

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Revenge is best served in Orange. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team has already avenged one home loss to a Virginia school. Can they do it again in Blacksburg this Saturday? Opponent: Virginia Tech Hokies Location: Blacksburg, Va. Students: 34,131 students who laughing and pointing at Virginia losing three straight games The 2019-20 Fake Nunes Equation of Tumult (#FNET) You wanted something more ridiculous than RPI and the NCAA gave you NET. We give you more ridiculousness so we bring back the FNET metric. Head Coach Bench Attire: Mike Young...
Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more

Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more

Photo by Rich Barnes/ The Orange seek revenge on the road in Blacksburg Teams: Syracuse Orange (10-7, 3-3) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (13-4, 4-2) Date & Time: Saturday, January 18 at 12:00 pm ET Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia TV/Streaming: ACC Network Extreme Extra Odds: ESPN’s matchup predictor says Syracuse has a 31% chance of winning. So you’re telling me there’s a chance... Radio: Cuse.com, TK 99/105, WAER 88.3 Rivalry: 9-5, Syracuse Current Streak: 2, Virginia Tech First Meeting: In 1976, the Orange and the Hokies faced off for the first time. The Orange were...

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