Damien Alford dismissed from Syracuse football

Damien Alford dismissed from Syracuse football

Sports SUmmary: Former Orange to be inducted in the Pro Football HOF, Softball season begins

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Alford led the Orange with 33 catches and 610 yards in the 2023 campaign.

Syracuse football dismissed team-leading wide receiver Damien Alford, the team announced. Alford led the Orange with 33 catches and 610 yards in the 2023 campaign.

Alford took to social media to share his thoughts on the decision, saying he only found out of his dismissal from social media posts and that he told head coach Fran Brown he would consider transferring before next season. He deleted the post.

The wide receiver can continue at Syracuse academically or transfer to another school and continue his collegiate football career.

The wide receiver adds to the over 30 players that the team has lost since last season. Brown’s squad will look significantly different from Dino Babers’ final team as a member of the Orange. 

Dwight Freeney named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Syracuse Football star and dominant NFL defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, the NFL announced last week. 

Freeney is one of seven players who will enter the Hall of Fame this year, the eighth Syracuse player and the ninth alum to receive the honors. 

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame last year and will have his jersey retired by the Orange in the 2024 season. 

Syracuse softball splits final day of their weekend opener

Orange Softball lost to George Washington 6-5 before defeating Campbell at St. John Stadium in Conway, South Carolina on Sunday. 

The squad ended the Kickin’ Chicken Classic 3-2, scoring 30 runs and hitting .313 from the plate. 

Next up, the team will go south for their second tourney of the early season. They will go to Hammond, Louisiana to play in the Southeastern Louisiana Classic this upcoming weekend.

SU will play Maryland, Southeastern Lousiana and Southeast Missouri State.