Sports SUmmary: Harris misses Syracuse game against Clemson due to obscene hand gesture

Sports SUmmary: SU football's Taj Harris misses game against Clemson

Wide receiver Nykeim Johnson given chance to shine in Taj Harris' absence.
Published: October 28, 2020 | Updated: November 30th, 2020 at 8:17 am
The Orange takes on the Blue Devils on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at the Carrier Dome
Syracuse Orange wide receiver Taj Harris (3) with his catch and touchdown run during a game against Duke University on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse wide receiver Taj Harris did not travel to Clemson on Saturday after giving an obscene hand gesture to the camera during the Orange’s loss to Liberty on Oct. 17, 2020.

Harris averages 86.8 receiving yards per game, placing him at No. 6 on the ACC’s leaderboard for receiving yards per game, and has scored four touchdowns this season.

Head coach Dino Babers praised Nykeim Johnson for stepping up in Harris’ absence.

“I was excited to see what Key was able to do as the main guy last week,” said Babers. “I thought he did some really good things.”

Syracuse is set to face Wake Forest on Saturday back home in the Carrier Dome at noon.

Nunn to miss remainder of football season after surgery

Syracuse defensive back Neil Nunn joins the slew of injuries for the Orange after undergoing surgery on Tuesday to fix a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

The injury occurred in practice, causing Nunn to be sidelined for the game against Liberty on Oct. 17.

Joining the SU program as one of the most highly ranked recruits last year, the redshirt freshman played in the first four games for Syracuse this season, logging three tackles.

Nunn joins defensive backs Trill Williams and Eric Coley and starting quarterback Tommy DeVito, who was injured in Syracuse’s battle against Duke on Oct. 10.


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Women’s basketball’s Cardoso and Williams on ESPN’s Newcomer Impact list

Two Syracuse first-years, center Kamilla Cardoso and guard Priscilla Williams, are ranked in the top-25 of ESPN’s Newcomer Impact list for the 2020-21 season.

The highest-ranked recruit in program history, Cardoso landed at No. 7 on the Newcomer list, while Williams joined her at No. 22.

The two McDonald’s All-Americans helped head coach Quentin Hillsman grab his second pair of top-10 recruits in three years.

Cardoso and Williams join the fourth-ranked recruiting class this season along with guard Faith Blackstone, forward Maud Huijbens, guard Khamya McNeal, guard Kiara Fisher and guard Ava Irvin.

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