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Melifonwu can play critical role in elevating SU secondary further (LINKS)

Melifonwu can play critical role in elevating SU secondary further (LINKS)

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Last year’s secondary showed signs of real improvement. The redshirt sophomore could help fuel even further growth. Going into this season, a lot of the focus for the Syracuse Orange defense will be on the young linebacker group and how they come along quickly — especially against the run. However, one big change going into this year will be at cornerback, where Ifeatu Melifonwu appears poised to grab the starting spot opposite Christopher Fredrick. Syracuse.com spoke to Dino Babers about as much this week, and it seems like SU’s pretty...

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Syracuse track & cross country update for late August

Syracuse track & cross country update for late August

Amanda Vestri gives the Orange more NCAA experience | Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports New transfers and alumni news as we gear up for the season As the Syracuse Orange cross-country teams report back to campus to begin their 2019 season there are some changes to catch up on-both on the rosters and the coaching staff. The Orange women added some experienced NCAA runners to this year’s team as they look to qualify for the NCAA Championships this fall. Webster, N.Y. native Amanda Vestri transferred after spending two years with the Iowa St. Cyclones. Vestri was 14th in the 2019 NCAA...
Why the Syracuse Orange will finish 7-5 in 2019

Why the Syracuse Orange will finish 7-5 in 2019

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports It’s nice to have a positive number in the wins column. Ed. Note -- As has become (a beloved?) tradition, TNIAAM writers will spend the week telling you why this year’s Syracuse football team will finish with a specific record. Predictions get better as we progress, so hopefully you’re done lobbing scorn at us by Wednesday or Thursday. Monday: 5-7 (John) Tuesday: 6-6 (Kevin) Wednesday: 7-5 (Steve) Thursday: 8-4 (Andy) Friday: 9-3 (Some guy Sean) Over the past few seasons, predicting what a Syracuse Orange football team would do in the preseason may...
Syracuse football film review: Episode 5 of ‘La Familia’

Syracuse football film review: Episode 5 of ‘La Familia’

What are the Orange up to this week? In case you missed it, Syracuse Orange football is joining the ranks of Netflix and Facebook in the #content game, creating a web series called ‘La Familia.” You can check out episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, & episode 4 recaps here. Our episode 5 review is below! We open with lineman Airon Servais at 6:46 a.m. as he heads out to practice. Because student-athlete. Anyways, Servais drops a nugget that all players HAVE to be taped or braced up for any practice, and he has Tim Pike do it every time. What follows is a great look at some...
Rotation hints from Syracuse basketball’s Italy trip

Rotation hints from Syracuse basketball’s Italy trip

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Since two bigs missed the trip and Jim Boeheim rotated in most of Syracuse’s roster, Italy won’t completely forecast the Orange rotation. The trip did provide a possible starting lineup, and create an early roster hierarchy. One of the many misnomers told to me before my trip to Europe last August is that if you know Spanish, you can get by in Italy. I won’t front full Spanish fluency, but I survived living with a woman who knew no English in Madrid. When I hit Rome last November, I didn’t have a clue, except when the supermarket man told us we...
Tiana Mangakahia will miss 2019-20 season (LINKS)

Tiana Mangakahia will miss 2019-20 season (LINKS)

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports She’ll apply for an extra year of eligibility as she continues her cancer treatment this year. Since her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this summer, we sort of knew it was a possibility that Syracuse Orange women’s basketball star Tiana Mangakahia could miss the 2019-20 season. And now, unfortunately, it appears that will be the case — per her remarks at a Tuesday press conference. While not having Mangakahia on the court this season is unfortunate for SU’s chance to win the ACC (they were slated to be among the favorites), the bigger focus here is...
Why Syracuse football will finish 6-6 in 2019

Why Syracuse football will finish 6-6 in 2019

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Finally I get to “predict” more than a 4-win season..and yet you still won’t be happy Ed. Note -- As has become (a beloved?) tradition, TNIAAM writers will spend the week telling you why this year’s Syracuse football team will finish with a specific record. Predictions get better as we progress, so hopefully you’re done lobbing scorn at us by Wednesday or Thursday. Monday: 5-7 (John) Tuesday: 6-6 (Kevin) Wednesday: 7-5 (Steve) Thursday: 8-4 (Andy) Friday: 9-3 (Some guy Sean) Syracuse Orange football fans finally head into a season with a lot of...
Get to Know Your Orange Man: #26, S Aman Greenwood

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #26, S Aman Greenwood

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Last, but certainly not least. (Just as a sidenote before we start this one, it’s the last “Get to Know” post of the offseason. While there are a couple stragglers still, they’ve yet to be added to the official roster so we won’t be including. Thanks as always for reading this series. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed as much as we have.) Name: Aman Greenwood Position: Safety Year: Freshman Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 pounds Hometown: Washington, D.C. High School: St. John’s College High School 2018 stats: He had 75 tackles and two interceptions, helping...
Syracuse football 2019 position preview: Special teams

Syracuse football 2019 position preview: Special teams

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Saving the best for last. The 2019 Syracuse Orange football season is nearly here, and with that, we’ve arrived at our final position group preview of the summer. Each week leading up to this season, we’ve been profiling one group and every player on the roster this fall. Last week, we examined what should be a pretty impressive and deep collection of Orange defensive backs. We close with: Special Teams It wasn’t too long ago that Syracuse special teams was an afterthought. With no dedicated coordinator for the group, and disastrous results, it...
Get to Know Your Orange Man: #27, RB Garrison Johnson

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #27, RB Garrison Johnson

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Texas runner helps reconstruct the Lone Star State pipeline. Name: Garrison Johnson Position: Running Back Year: Freshman Height: 5’10” Weight: 237 lbs. Hometown: Rosharon, Texas High School: Manvel 2018 stats: For the fall 2018 season, as a senior, Johnson tallied 1,500 yards on the ground, 300 yards in the air and 28 touchdowns. I’m mildly surprised that he didn’t put up 30, just to keep everything as a round number. 2019 projections: He’ll be a redshirt candidate in a very crowded backfield, but can get into the strength and...
Syracuse football opens 2019 ranked No. 22 in preseason AP Poll

Syracuse football opens 2019 ranked No. 22 in preseason AP Poll

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via The Orange are one of two ACC schools ranked in the Associated Press’ opening poll. The first AP Poll of the 2019 football season is here, and the Syracuse Orange find themselves in the top 25. The Orange come in at No. 22, the same ranking they have in the Preseason Coach’s Poll. This is the Orange’s first time in the Preseason Poll since 1998, when they were No. 17, and the 15th time they’ve been ranked in the AP Preseason Poll in program history (for reference). Clemson is the only other ACC school ranked coming in at No. 1, and...
Class of 2020 wing Andre Jackson talks Syracuse basketball recruitment

Class of 2020 wing Andre Jackson talks Syracuse basketball recruitment

Photo by Michael Reaves/ We spoke with Andre Jackson after the Slam Summer Classic on Sunday and were able to get a recruiting update from the wing out of Albany. New York, N.Y. — For the second consecutive year, class of 2020 wing and Syracuse Orange basketball recruit Andre Jackson competed in the Slam Summer Classic at Dyckman Park in New York City. On Sunday, the athletic forward threw down four raucous dunks in a game against some of the best high school prospects in country. Jackson is currently ranked No. 66 in his class, but the Albany City Rocks didn’t have the same level...
Class of 2022 Syracuse basketball target Dior Johnson looks to take September visit to SU

Class of 2022 Syracuse basketball target Dior Johnson looks to take September visit to SU

Photo via @3Diorjohnson Dior also said he’s been enjoying Taco Tuesday out in LA. New York, N.Y. — It wasn’t the first time Dior Johnson played at Dyckman park and it probably won’t be the last. The class of 2022 guard and Syracuse Orange basketball target came all the way out from Los Angeles to compete in the second annual Slam Summer Classic in New York City on Sunday. He played at Dyckman for the first time when he was 13 years old. Dior is originally from Kingston, New York, and formerly played basketball at Saugerties High School but now lives out in LA. Dior Johnson is...
Four takeaways from Syracuse basketball’s 84-42 win over Virtus Roma

Four takeaways from Syracuse basketball’s 84-42 win over Virtus Roma

Imagine via @FloHoops Syracuse basketball concluded its trip to Italy with a win to move to 4-0. The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team concluded its foreign tour in Italy by staying undefeated on Sunday, handling Virtus Roma by a final score of 84-42. Hats off to Syracuse.com for keeping score there as stats were not taken during the game. Quincy Guerrier finished with a double-double by scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds while Elijah Hughes was the high-point man with 20. Bourama Sidibe led the team in rebounding by hauling in 17 while also scoring 6 points. With that, the...
Get to Know Your Orange Man: #31, Geoff Cantin-Arku

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #31, Geoff Cantin-Arku

Joining the growing list of Canadian-born players on the roster... Name: Geoff Cantin-Arku Position: Linebacker Year: Freshman Height: 6’4” Weight: 224 Hometown: Lévis, Que. High School: Cégep Garneau 2018 stats: Collected 66 tackles — five TFLs — plus five interceptions with Cégep Garneau last season. 2019 projections: There aren’t a ton of linebackers on this roster right now, so don’t rule out Geoff’s ability to see the field this year. But the fact that he was a summer enrollee could make him more likely to redshirt. How’d he get here?: Like a lot of Syracuse’s...

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