Melo, the 2012 Big East Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 7.8 points and 2.9 blocks per game as a sophomore at SU.
Former Syracuse center Fab Melo died today at the age of 26, according to multiple reports. He was found at his home in Brazil.
Melo, a 7-foot center, played two seasons for the Orange from 2010-12. As a sophomore, he appeared in 30 games for SU and averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. He was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year that season.
The SU head coach emphasized the cleanliness of his team and expressed displeasure with the NCAA's rulings two weeks ago.
For those who have always thought or wondered, SU men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim made it abundantly clear Thursday morning.
He does not run Syracuse University, and his time with the program is running out.
During a press conference at the Carrier Dome, Boeheim addressed his intention to file an appeal with the NCAA regarding his nine-game suspension, handed down March 6 following an investigation into multiple violations by the program, as well as the claim that he plans to retire in three seasons.
Syracuse will be without its starting center, but what's the best way to go about taking down the Orange?
Let me preface this by saying that it’s not easy. Simple. But not easy. The Orange is deep, talented and buck wild in transition. However, despite its bulky record, Syracuse is more prone to a loss than one would suspect. Come tournament time, a team that can do the three tasks listed below has a good chance at pulling an upset over SU like Cincinnati and Notre Dame did.
Sophomore guard Dion Waiters scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn't enough as Cincinnati knocked off the top-seeded Orange.
Every bounce went the Bearcats’ way on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. Cincinnati started its game against top-seeded Syracuse on a tear, making 8-of-10 three-pointers, hustling for loose balls and taking the Orange out of their desired pace. Syracuse used a full-court press in the second half and some timely shooting to cut the lead, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit, losing 71-68.
Article claims that 10 Syracuse basketball players have tested positive for banned recreational substances since 2001
On Saturday afternoon the No. 2 ranked Syracuse basketball team hoisted the Big East regular season championship trophy on the court in the Carrier Dome. On Monday afternoon Yahoo! Sports published a story that claims the school has failed to comply with its internal drug policy and has played ineligible players.
Syracuse University seniors Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph end Carrier Dome careers with a win over Louisville on Senior Day.
For the last time in their esteemed Syracuse careers, Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine donned their home white uniforms in front of a loud Carrier Dome crowd. The result was a pretty one for the SU faithful. Behind a strong defensive effort that limited Louisville to 34 percent shooting from the floor, the Orange beat the Cardinals, 58-49.